• 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.


    Co-op Marks 75th Year

    Dear Members:
    Our annual meeting is coming up and we want you to be a part of this cooperative experience. By attending the 75th annual meeting of Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, you have the chance as a member/owner to take part in the cooperative’s business.

    NVEC celebrates its 75th anniversary at the annual meeting Friday, Oct 3rd. There will be a lot of activities and door prizes, along with the usual business of electing trustees to represent your cooperative.

    Inside the September edition of Ruralite, an outline of the agenda and activities for the annual meeting, and the list of nominees for the NVEC Board of Trustees position up for election. Your registration card is also inside this magazine which you will need to bring to the annual meeting. You may also view the outline by clicking on the files below.

    We hope to see you there!


    Employment Opportunity: General Manager

    The Board of Directors of Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative is searching for qualified candidates for the position of General Manager. The vacancy is due to retirement and the position is currently held by an interim who will not be applying.

    Candidates must have at minimum 10 years of electric utility experience and 5 years of upper level management experience. A rural electric cooperative and the northwest power industry background is preferred but not required. The candidates are required to have a broad electrical utility background including financial, utility operations, strategic planning, budget development, power supply, Board of Directors involvement, and labor and community relations. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting, electrical engineering, business or other related fields required. Strong people and communications skills plus leadership ability are important aspect of this position.

    The salary for this position will depend on qualifications and experience. The Cooperative also offers a competitive NRECA defined benefit plan. Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and recent salary history, along with 3 business and 3 personal contact information references to:

    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    Attn: General Manager
    PO Box 31
    Nespelem, WA 99155

    A complete job description and community/utility Bio can be obtained at our website: www.nvec.org

    If you have any questions, please contact Doug Adams
    Phone: (509) 634-4571
    eMail: doug@nvec.org

    This position will remain open until filled.

    Supporting Documents:
    NVEC BIO
    General Manager Job Description


    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-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 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 bob@nvec.org. Send resume and completed application to NVEC, P.O. Box 31, Nespelem, WA 99155.

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