• Welcome to Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative!

    We are delighted that you have taken the opportunity to visit with your member-owned, rural electric cooperative today. Throughout this site you will find helpful information about our elected trustees and staff members; who to contact with questions you might have; the history and mission of our electric co-op; the issues we are following; and, special programs we offer to you, our members.


    August 24, 2015

    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. Power Restoration from Fire Damage Information

    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. sustained substantial damage to our infrastructure from the fire during last Friday’s winds. Most of the damage is in the Okanogan Valley portion of Nespelem Cooperative’s system. We have crews from out of the area helping us at this time and hope to have most of the power restored by the end of the week.

    If you are installing a generator, please notify NVEC before installing it.

    Thank you and we appreciate everyone’s patience in these trying times.

    Doug Adams
    Interim General Manager

    Power Outages

    In the past five years, our power has been on 99.9% of the time! However, there are circumstances outside of our control such as weather and equipment failure that can cause power outages. If you experience an outage, take the following steps to ensure power will be restored to your home or business quickly and safely.

    Check your fuses and breakers in your switchbox panel.

    Report an outage to NVEC at (509) 634-4571 day or night. Please give your name, address, time of the outage and any unusual weather conditions. If the outage occurs outside the regular business hours (M-Th 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fri 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) your call will forward to an answering service. An on-call employee will be paged to respond to your outage or emergency.

    STAY AWAY from downed power lines, trees entangled in lines and broken utility poles.


    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. is located 15 miles north of the Grand Coulee Dam and 35 miles south of Omak. NVEC serves the western area of the Colville Indian Reservation in beautiful Okanogan County in sight of the Grand Coulee Dam and the Chief Joseph Dam near Bridgeport. We serve 1,500 customers and maintain over 400 miles of line.

    Job application available on this Website under ‘About Us – NVEC staff’ or call (509) 634-4571 or email nvec@nvec.org. Send resume and completed application to NVEC, P.O. Box 31, Nespelem, WA 99155.

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