As an electric cooperative, we are regulated by a local board of trustees that sets rates and policy for our utility. This is called local control and is very important to our success as a co-op. Thanks to local control, we have the ability to respond to member concerns through a variety of special programs. If you would like more information about any of the programs listed below, contact the co-op office at (509) 634-4571, or by e-mail at

Budget Billing

The winter and summer months usually mean higher utility bills for our members because more power is used to heat and cool our homes. If this is a problem for you, consider our Budget Billing program. Budget Billing averages your home’s usage of electricity so you pay the same amount every month. Sign up for this program begins in the spring.

Electric Ambassadors

Signing up for the Electric Ambassador program adds you to the list of more than 400 members who support NVEC, our rural electric cooperative! As an Electric Ambassador, we send you information about some of the issues we are facing at the local, state and national levels. In turn, we ask our Ambassadors to contact our elected officials to express their opinion about our rights to affordable, reliable power and the highest level of member service. There is never any obligation to participate in this program and you may ask for your name to be removed from the mailing list at any time.

Health Fair

In addition to providing affordable power, we are concerned about the health and well-being of our members. Accordingly, we have planned an annual Health Fair to coincide with our Annual Meeting, held the first Friday in October. This past year was a great success with more than 100 members taking advantage of the services provided, such as flu shots, blood pressure and diabetes testing. We look forward to seeing you in October!

Youth Energy Seminar (YES)

The Youth Energy Seminar, sponsored by the Nevada Rural Electric Association, introduces participating sophomores and juniors to rural electrification, and contributes to their development as productive individuals and future leaders. For four days, students learn about the history of cooperatives, the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), and participate in running their own electric cooperative. Any sophomore or junior living in a home supplied power by NVEC can apply. Applications are usually due in the spring. Candidates are selected by the board of trustees for NVEC.

Youth Programs

NVEC recognizes that our kids are key to the future success of our community. As a result, our trustees have taken an active financial role in supporting local youth programs with both time and funding. A few of the programs we have supported include 4-H, youth basketball, Junior Rodeo, town clean-up, career days and job shadowing opportunities for kids.

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    (509) 634-4571

    PO Box 31
    1009 F Street
    Nespelem, WA 99155

    Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday-Sunday: Closed