Tag: BVES

Bear Valley Electric ‘Throws the Switch’

Big Bear Lake, CA – Bear Valley Electric Service has completed construction on relocating three miles of power poles and electrical wires to state-of-the-art underground conduits along Big Bear Boulevard. The project, conducted in tandem with sidewalk upgrades by the City of Big Bear Lake, improves safety, reliability and aesthetics along Big Bear’s main tourist thoroughfare. Compared to above- ground transmission lines stretched between utility poles, underground power lines last longer, require less maintenance and are better protected from damage due to weather, car crashes and animals. BVES Director Paul Marconi sated, “We want to thank the community for its...

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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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Free LED Lights, Food and Fun at BVES’ Annual Customer Service Week

Big Bear, CA, October 1st, 2016 – Bear Valley Electric Service will be hosting its 2016 Customer Service Week from Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7. The grand finale takes place on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a free barbecue lunch. Customers will also be given two LED light bulbs and two LED nightlights with a copy of their electricity bill. These bulbs can replace any 60 watt incandescent bulb, are dimmable, energy star-rated, and have an estimated energy cost of only $1.08 per year. “We look forward to Customer Service Week every year,” said BVES Interim Director Paul Marconi....

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