Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative
285 W 5th Street
Benson, AZ 85602
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative providing electricity to more than 53,000 services over some 4,059 miles of energized line. Located in southeastern Arizona, the cooperative’s service territory covers parts of Cochise, Graham, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties and includes the communities of Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Patagonia, Elfrida, Benson, St. David, Bowie, San Simon, Willcox, Sonoita and Pearce-Sunsites.
As with any cooperative, member-driven entity, SSVEC is dedicated to community growth, quality of life, and a positive vision for the future. Our website offers detailed information about our services as well as a visit to the attractive, growing communities of which we are so proud.
SSVEC Cooperative Facts
SSVEC’s Board of Directors holds regular meetings the third Wednesday of each month. The meetings are open to the public and a call to members is provided on every agenda. Approved minutes for every board meeting are available at any SSVEC office.
SSVEC pays four kinds of taxes–property, sales, franchise, and payroll taxes.
SSVEC purchases most of its power from the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, (AEPCO), a non-profit generation and transmission cooperative. AEPCO uses both natural gas and coal as its chief fuels to produce electricity.
SSVEC’s rate schedules and service conditions are regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission.
SSVEC is unlike a private investor-owned utility. When margins for electric sales exceed expense they are allocated back to members as patronage capital credits. Per our bylaws, the Board of Directors will determine the retirement of these capital credits back to the members.
SSVEC is a member of the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association, Inc