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Starting Service

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 deposit 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.

Transferring Service

To transfer an existing service, please contact our Member Services Department at 800-967-1987, or 402-336-2803. 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 in the mail.

Meter Reading

The Corporation automatically reads your meter on or around the 25th of every month in the office.

In the event your meter stops working, please notify the office immediately and it will be replaced.

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 you are obligated to pay for this usage.

How We Bill

Bills are prepared and mailed on the last working day of each 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 January. 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.

Ending Service

If you are moving out of our service area or need to disconnect service, please contact our office at 800-967-1987, or 402-336-2803 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 $100 reconnect fee during working hours and a $150 reconnect fee after working hours.

Contact Us

NVEMC can be reached by calling
(402) 336-2803 or (800) 967-1987.

Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 

You can also reach us by email at