Central Valley Electric is a member-focused electric cooperative dedicated to personalized quality service for its members and the economic vitality of our community.
Central Valley Electric was incorporated June 23, 1937. CVE received its first loan from the Rural Electrification Administration for $90,000. From this modest beginning CVE has expanded its plant to $86.2 million dollars, providing service to more than 4,000 members who require in excess of 15,500 meters spread over more than 4,100 miles of distribution line.
Central Valley Electric is "Member Owned" and its sole function is to provide reliable power at the lowest possible cost coupled with the best in Customer Service.
Our members are represented by a seven-member board of trustees who are elected to serve three year terms. Just as in the past, the future will hold many challenges for the board, management and employees. It is CVE's goal to meet those challenges, and to keep members needs as our number one priority.
Our service area primarily covers the rural areas of Eddy, Chaves, and parts of Lea, and Otero counties. CVE service begins 35 miles north of Roswell and extends south of Artesia to Brantley Lake and then southwest to just north of Carlsbad Caverns. To the west the area covers Eddy and Chaves counties and a small portion of southeastern Otero county. To the east the area covers Eddy and Chaves counties and extends into a small segment of west-central Lea county. The very northern and western parts of Artesia and all of the small communities of Hope, Lakewood, and Loco Hills are served by the cooperative. We do not provide service inside the corporate areas of Roswell, Dexter, Hagerman, or Lake Arthur.
Central Valley Electric Cooperative is A Touchstone Energy Cooperative. Touchstone Energy - the national brand of electric cooperatives - has core values that consumers have long associated with cooperatives: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, and Genuine commitment to their consumers. Electric cooperatives across the Unites States launched the Touchstone Energy brand to represent the advantage of locally owned and controlled electric service, which is rooted in the direct link that electric cooperatives like CVE have with their members. By pooling resources through the brand with other cooperative utilities, CVE will be able to provide member information and awareness of their services as the electric utility evolves.