Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative Inc (NVEC) recognizes that during these difficult times some of our members are experiencing financial hardship and may need financial assistance or extra time to pay their electric bills. In response to the crisis, NVEC has enacted the following temporary measures. Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative has put a temporary moratorium on disconnecting services to help our low income and vulnerable households during these trying times.

  • Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative has also temporarily waived fees associated with late payments.

The office staff (Stephanie & Renee) at Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative are available to be contacted at (509) 634-4571 to discuss payment plans and different potential financing options available to our members.

The NVEC office hours are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 am to 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to Noon
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Residential Funding Sources – LIHEAP

Some NVEC members are qualified for support from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The LIHEAP staff Nina and Cody can be contacted directly at:

  • (509) 634-2770 Work
  • (509) 634-2769 Work
  • (509) 634-2795 Fax

Potential Funding Sources for Businesses Under the Cares ACT

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – Sources for Business (SBA) Program
  • Congress created the program in March 2020 to help small businesses keep employees on their payrolls through nationwide closures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The PPP is a combination loan and loan forgiveness program that many local businesses have been successful at obtaining funds from.
  • Negotiations are underway among lawmakers of how to get the smaller, hardest-hit businesses to tap into a second round of aid.

Utilities & Transportation Commission Contact Information

  1. The Utilities and Transportation Commission will serve as the single point of contact within state government for customers seeking energy bill assistance information: Utilities and Transportation Commission Consumer Hotline (888)333-9882 or consumer@utc.wa.gov.

We encourage our members to continue making payments on their electric bills and we thank all those who have been keeping current on their bills.

Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-23 and subsequent updates do not absolve members from paying their essential utility bills and Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative Inc. encourages its members to reach out to the sources listed to help with the payment process during these trying times.

Please contact the NVEC office staff at (509) 634-4571 to discuss the options available.

Note: This page is posted in accordance with Proclamation 20-23.5 with a posting date of August 1st, 2020. The information was reviewed and approved for public display by the NVEC Board and General Manager.

  • Contact Us

    Email:
    nvec@nvec.org

    Phone:
    (509) 634-4571

    Address:
    PO Box 31
    1009 F Street
    Nespelem, WA 99155

    Hours:
    Mon-Thurs: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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