High-Pressure Tactics Could Signal a Scam

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2014 - Bear Valley Electric Service is warning its customers of a current phone scam. People posing as representatives of the agency are calling residents threatening service interruption and demanding their credit card numbers for immediate payment. BVES Director Harry Scarborough says it’s against company policy … [Read more...]

Telephone Scam Strikes Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 28, 2014 – Telephone scammers have been trying to swindle utility customers in Big Bear in recent weeks. Bear Valley Electric Service says several customers--mostly small business owners--have been called by people posing as BVE representatives. The callers try to pressure customers for their credit card numbers and other … [Read more...]

Get Help With Weatherization & Utility Bills

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 17, 2013 - HEAP Utility Assistance and Home Weatherization services are once again available in the Big Bear Valley. Representatives of the County program will be at Bear Valley Electric Service (42020 Garstin Drive) on December 18 to help qualifying residents register to receive hundreds of dollars in credit towards … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Means Cash

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Big Bear Lake, CA, November 25, 2013 - Bear Valley Electric Service is giving its customers plenty of incentive to increase their energy efficiency, through its Business Lighting Rebate Program. BVES recently gave the Bear Valley Unified School District a rebate for nearly $18,900 to help offset the costs of installing new energy-efficient CFL … [Read more...]

Fallen Tree Causes Widespread Power Outage

Big Bear Valley, CA October 10, 2013 - The Big Bear Valley experienced a widespread electricity outage Wednesday night, due to a tree limb falling on a 34.5 Kv power line near the intersection of Park Avenue and Eureka Drive. At the time, the area was experiencing high wind gusts in excess of 50 mph and being blanketed with 2 to 3 inches of … [Read more...]

Electric Bills Will Decrease Slightly in Big Bear


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 2, 2013 - The expiration and reduction of two surcharges will allow Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) to pass on over $1,200,000 in savings to its customers each year. For the average full-time, residential customer, that means a savings of $4 per month. As of May 2013, BVES was able to reduce the California … [Read more...]

BVES To Aid Power Recovery After Sandy

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 1, 2012, 11am - Bear Valley Electric Service is sending a Restoration Crew of five linemen and an Engineering Inspector to the east coast to help in emergency power restoration efforts following the devastation from Superstorm Sandy. The storm has caused power outages to about 8 million customers in 15 states. The … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Electric Proposed Rate Increase


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 8, 2012, noon - The California Public Utilities Commission is seeking public comments from customers that receive electric service from Bear Valley Electric, regarding an application for a proposed increase in rates for service. The application was filed on February 16, 2012 requesting authorization to increase overall … [Read more...]

Earth Day Expo Celebration


Big Bear Lake, CA, April 18, 2012, 8:00am - On April 20, the Big Bear community will celebrate Earth Day with Earth Day Expo 2012 at the Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) office on Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake. It is an educational expo for kids and adults of all ages. Program Coordinator Denise Walker says the fun and games will start at … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Electric Service Applies for Rate Increase to the Public Utilities Commission

Big Bear, CA, February 28, 2012, 3:00pm - Bear Valley Electric Service has begun the process of presenting a rate case to the California Public Utilities Commission.  In the Rate Case Application they are proposing a 7.79 % increase to be reflected sometime in 2013 on ratepayers bills.  In the application they are also proposing to reduce the … [Read more...]