Welcome to Niobrara Valley Electric Membership Corporation! We are a member-owned cooperative providing electric service to the rural areas of Boyd, and parts of Garfield, Holt, Knox, and Wheeler counties
To receive services from Niobrara Valley, you need to be a member of the cooperative.
If you are not currently a Niobrara Valley member, click here for the application for membership. Please print out the form, complete and mail to:
Niobrara Valley EMC P.O. Box 60, O'Neill, Nebraska or fax the completed application to 402-336-4858.
A membership fee of $25.00 is required of all new members prior to connection of service. The membership fee entitles members to receive patronage capital earned while a member of the cooperative.
A meter is required of new members prior to connection of service. The cooperative will run a credit check on any new potential member, provided they supply us with their social security number. If the credit rating is acceptable to the cooperative, a $50 deposit will then be required, if it is not the cooperative will require a $200 deposit. The deposit is refundable after one year of service and establishing an acceptable credit rating with the cooperative. The cooperative may deny service until deposit is paid in full.
Completed and signed application, membership, and deposit, must be received in the Niobrara Valley office prior to service construction or connection.
To transfer an existing service, please contact our Member Services Department at 800-967-1987, or 402-336-2388. A prospective member will be asked to provide their name, address and current phone number as well as their Social Security number for a brief credit check to determine if a deposit is required to establish an account. If a deposit is required, it must be paid at the time the account is established in your name.
After transferring an existing service into your name, you will receive a membership packet with your first bill.
The Corporation requires the members to read their meters on the 1st day of each month.
In the event a consumer fails to send a meter reading in the prescribed time, an estimated reading will be used based upon the average of the previous three (3) months use. Since a valid meter reading is required for calculating an accurate bill, it will be the policy of the Corporation not to allow more than two (2) consecutive estimated bills without a valid reading. If after two (2) consecutive months of estimated readings, and if no valid reading has been received by the fifth day of the next month, Corporation personnel will be sent to read the meter and a $30.00 per meter charge will be made.
It is your responsibility to provide the Corporation with an accurate meter reading monthly. You are responsible for all wiring and equipment beyond the cooperatives electric meter. Any excessive usage caused by your equipment is recorded on the meter and the you are obligated to pay for this usage.
You may submit your meter reading on line by clicking here.
How we bill
Bills are prepared and mailed on the last working day of each month. Members are requested to read their meter upon receipt of the bill, or on the first day of the month. A 5% discount is allowed if your bill is paid on or before the 10th of the month. Bills must be in the office or postmarked on or before the 10th of the month to avoid forfeiting the discount, regardless of what day of the week the 10th falls on.
Annual or seasonal accounts are billed once a year in February. These accounts require prepayments at the beginning of the year and a final billing at the end of each year for excess usage above the allowance for the prepayment.
If you are moving out of our service area or need to disconnect service, please contact our office at 800-967-1987, or 402-336-2388 and a Member Service Representative will assist you. You will need your account information, the date you need service ended and any forwarding address information.
Services reconnected in the same name within one year of disconnection will be subject to a $50 reconnect fee during working hours and a $100 reconnect fee after working hours.