Valley Electric Association is an energy cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, Nevada. The cooperative provides electric service to more than 45,000 people in a 6,800-square-mile service area, primarily along the California-Nevada border. The cooperative is member-owned, meaning all members who receive electricity through its transmission grid are also considered owners. The “member-owner” status gives each person a voice in how their cooperative operates. Members elect the leadership, and any member can become part of the leadership team. According to Valley Electric’s website, it has 17,500 member-consumers who participate in its governance.