Yampa Valley Electric Association
Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative serving nearly 27,000 customers over 2,840 miles of line covering a 7,000 square mile service territory that includes the communities of Baggs and Savery, Wyoming; Craig, Hayden, Steamboat Springs, and Yampa, Colorado; and surrounds, but does not include the town of Oak Creek, Colorado.
Our mission is to provide safe, affordable, reliable power and efficient energy services to members. We help our communities thrive by striving to provide innovative, affordable and environmentally sound solutions, while fostering leadership and growth throughout our region.
Our vision is to build a brighter future for our member-owners. To bring that vision alive, YVEA employs approximately 75 employees in six departments – Operations, Member Services, Finance, Engineering, IT, and Human Resources. The member-owners elect nine individuals from the general membership to represent them as Board of Directors. Three Directors are elected each year on a rotating basis. Yampa Valley Electric purchases its power from the Western Area Power Administration (a federal power marketing agency) and Xcel Energy.