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Bear Valley Electric Service Planned Outage Notification

Big Bear, CA, September 19th, 2016 – BVES will be conducting testing and maintenance on Wednesday September 21, 2016 and Thursday September 22, 2016.  The testing and maintenance process will result in a brief service disruption for properties between Georgia St. and Lynn Rd along Big Bear Blvd.  The outage is expected to occur both days at 4:00 am with power being restored by 6:00 am. BVES will strive to keep the outage time as short as possible. Customers seeking additional information can contact (800) 808-2837  ...

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Local Businesses Save Money with BVES Commercial Grant Program

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 4th, 2016 – A good businessperson is always looking for ways to save costs. Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) has a program designed to help local businesses in the Big Bear Region achieve that end. The BVES Commercial Grant Program provides up to $10,000 in grant funding to local businesses to implement innovative, energy efficient technologies that will improve their energy usage and lower their electric bills. Two businesses in the Big Bear region have already seen substantial savings with the program. Alpine Gardens in Big Bear City is expecting a return on investment of nearly 90% on their major...

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Planned Power Outage Thursday Morning

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 20, 2016 – Bear Valley Electric Service will be conducting a brief power outage (approx. 3 minutes) on Thursday, 1/21 at 5:00 AM to switch equipment over to their peak source. The planned outage will temporarily affect customers in the Village and Boulder Bay areas. For additional information, please contact BVES...

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First Annual Big Bear Utilities Food Drive Challenge

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 9th, 2015 – The First Annual Big Bear Utilities Food Drive Challenge will bring meals to families in need  this holiday season.  Big Bear utility companies are challenging each other to see who can raise the most food donations for the St. Joseph Food Pantry to help feed local families this holiday season. Participating utility company’s include Bear Valley Electric Service, Big Bear Lake Department of Water, Big Bear City Community Services District and Charter Communications. The utilities will be collecting non-perishable or canned food items through Friday, Nov. 20th. The winner of the utility challenge will be announced that same day at a Ping Pong Chili Challenge hosted by the utilities from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at St. Joseph Church located at 42242 N. Shore Drive. The public is welcome to attend the event, sample the homemade chili, and watch the ping pong challenge between the utilities. Admission costs just five cans of food. Some utilities are also offering incentives for customers who donate to the challenge. BVES will be giving away free mini-LED flashlights to each customer who brings a non-perishable or canned food item at their main office on Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake. The Big Bear Lake Department of Water will provide donating customers with a packet of drought tolerant and native plant seeds at their main office also located...

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Power Outage Caused by Remote Controlled Airplane

Big Bear Valley, CA, July 8, 2014 – Yesterday at about 8:30 am, many areas of the Big Bear Valley experienced a power outage that lasted approximately 30 minutes. This was due to a radio controlled airplane striking power lines in the Sandalwood area. When the plane struck the lines it opened a circuit which then shut down the power. In normal circumstances, the circuit would have closed again within a few seconds restoring the power. However, as a safety precaution during times of high fire danger, the circuit was set to remain open, allowing Bear Valley Electric Service personnel time to find the damaged line and make sure it wasn’t arcing or causing sparks. Things worked exactly as they were supposed to. When enjoying outside activities such as kite flying, radio controlled airplanes, or anything that involves aerial activities, keep in mind where the power lines are and if something does happen, notify the electric company or the fire department...

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