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 … [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...]

Donations Make Thanksgiving Dreams Come True

BVES-Turkey Donation Picture #1

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 2, 2013 - Charity was alive and well over the holiday. One example--Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) gave its usual 150 turkeys to the Elks Lodge, who distributed Thanksgiving food bags to local families in need. Each bag held the makings of a feast: including a turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, green … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Means Cash

BVES-BVUSD Check Presentation_Oct 2013 (1)

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...]

No Phone Service At BVES


Big Bear Lake, CA, May 25,2012, 11:50am - (UPDATED at 1:00pm) - Telephone Service has been restored and is now working for incoming calls at BVES offices. (Previously reported) - The telephones at Bear Valley Electric Service offices are not working today. Verizon is working to restore telephone service as soon as possible, but for now, please … [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...]