FOLSOM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) welcomed Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) as the newest transmission owner to join the California grid as a participating member. The Pahrump, Nevada, electric cooperative and its wholly owned subsidiary, Valley Electric Transmission Association, LLC, serve more than 20,639 meters across a 6,849 square mile service territory in southwestern Nevada along the California-Nevada border. VEA also serves parts of Mono and Inyo counties in California.
The new cross-state partnership highlights the value of regional collaboration in greening the grid, creating jobs and benefiting ratepayers across the region. VEA and the ISO can share efficiencies and be the conduit for cost-effective renewable resources. This win-win relationship also adds competition and liquidity to our energy markets. Continue reading