Tag: Bear Valley Electric Service

Local Utility Scam Alert

Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) is alerting customers to a current utility scam that seeks to swindle them out of their money by threatening to shut off their power if immediate payment is not received.  The imposters are calling customers posing as representatives of the power company and are using tactics to pressure customers into calling a phone number and surrendering credit card information.  “Unfortunately these types of utility scams have been growing nationally and have already affected many areas of Southern California,” BVES Director Paul Marconi said. “It is important for our customers to know it is against BVES’ policy to call customers and demand payment by threatening of shutting off their power.”  If a BVES customer feels they are being targeted by a scammer via phone, they should end the call immediately and call BVES Customer Service at (909) 866-4678 to verify their account status. Customers are also encouraged to contact the local San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office at (909) 866-0100 to report the incident.  If customers believe that they may have been a victim of this scam, they can report it online to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at...

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BVES Planned Power Outage for SCE Repairs

(PHOTO DATED 6/20/17) 6/23/17, 4:30pm – Bear Valley Electric Press Release:  Due to damage caused by the Holcomb Fire to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) power lines that feed Big Bear Valley from Lucerne, SCE has been conducting repairs as efficiently as possible while minimizing interruptions to service.  Tomorrow, Saturday June 24, 2017, SCE will be attempting to replace a critical pole by utilizing a helicopter and the power supply from Lucerne.  SCE has notified Bear Valley Electric the estimated outage window will be from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in order to safely complete this work. Actual times may...

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Power Back to BVES Customers After So Cal Edison Outage

Big Bear Lake, CA , January 13, 20176 – In the past twenty-four hours, more than a foot of fresh snow has landed in the Big Bear region with the unintended consequence of knocking out power early Friday morning to the Big Bear Valley region, impacting thousands of BVES and Southern California Edison customers. SCE crews worked throughout the morning to restore power after an Edison facility was compromised by Friday’s storm, knocking out power to the region. At 3:36 a.m. on Friday, an electrical malfunction occurred at Southern California Edison’s Goldhill substation affecting the SCE power supply line serving Edison and...

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BVES Customers to See Rate Reductions

Big Bear, CA, June 10, 2016 – Bear Valley Electric Service has announced that customers will see a slight decrease in their electric bills due to a supply adjustment credit and a base adjustment rate reduction that both went into effect May 1. The credit adjustment is the result of BVES acquiring purchased power at a lower cost than previously projected. After realizing that there was a surplus of funds for purchased power, Bear Valley Electric Service contacted the California Public Utilities Commission and requested that the additional money be credited back to BVES customers. “Our team is committed to purchasing energy at the...

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Big Bear Boulevard Slalom Course This Summer

Big Bear, CA, April 18th, 2016 – Big Bear Boulevard may be a bit tricky for motorists to negotiate this summer, but it’s all part of a series of necessary upgrades to service the community. Phase II of Bear Valley Electric Service’s underground power line project was recently completed, and Phase III is next, with work between Georgia Street and Fox Farm Road. The Regional Traffic Advisory Committee meeting delivered an update on April 14 to the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, suggesting that Big Bear Boulevard might resemble a “slalom course” this summer. Big Bear Lake Department of Water is expected to begin pipeline work along the...

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