Nespelem Valley Electric Cooperative (NVEC) is a non-profit member cooperative serving approximately 1,500 homes, farms, and businesses throughout Okanogan County. We sell power only to the members of our cooperative. To become a member you must sign an application in which you agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of NVEC.

Under current regulations, you are required to pay a $225 membership fee, of which $200 is applied to your account after one year of payments made in full and by the due date each month. If you decide to leave the co-op, $5 will be refunded to you as well. The remaining $20 is an account setup fee and is non-refundable. If a person has more than one account, only one membership fee is required.

New Account Requests

You may apply for electrical service by coming into our office during regular business hours. Our office hours are:

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

You can call us at (509) 634-4571 or stop by the office at 1009 F Street directly behind Jackson’s Service Station in Nespelem.


Returned check: $25
Disconnect: $50
Regular time reconnect: $50
Overtime reconnect: $150

Other fees may apply under special circumstances.

Rates & Line Extensions

Residential service costs are a $23.50 Facility Charge per month plus .0749 cents per kWh used.
NVEC contributes the first 83 feet for any single phase, residential line extension. The member is responsible for the rest of the cost of any additional new line extension at $18 per foot. Security lights are $750 to install and $6.50 per month thereafter.

Three-phase loads–such as commercial and irrigation accounts–are calculated on a case-by-case basis. ┬áContact our office to determine rates and line extension charges that would apply to your electric service needs.

For your convenience, we have our rate schedule information available for download:

  • Contact Us


    (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