• 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. 

    Apprentice Lineman Position Available

    Apprentice Lineman
    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    Deadline: Open until filled

    Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the position of Apprentice Lineman. Third step or higher preferred. The Apprentice Lineman will assist the line crew with the construction, maintenance, and repair to overhead and underground distribution system. The Apprentice Lineman must be self-motivated, work well with others, and possess a positive attitude and commitment to work safely and provide quality customer service to our members.

    This is a full time union position. Nespelem Valley Electric offers a very competitive compensation package that includes a defined benefit pension program, 401(k), full medical, dental and vision coverage, paid vacations and sick leave, disability programs and more.

    Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license with class "A" CDL endorsement, flagging certificate, and first aid/CPR certification. Must also be available for emergency call-outs.

    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 1,600 customers and maintain over 400 miles of line.

    Job application available on the Cooperatives Website at www.nvec.org/about/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.


    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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