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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 rate by 5.5% in 2014 once the under-collection procurement costs have been completed.  In their application they have stated that the current rates are not sufficient to cover increasing costs to provide electrical service in Big Bear.   If they are granted a rate increase they intend to use the money for the following areas: 1. Improve transmission and distribution systems, 2. Underground existing overhead lines on Big Bear Boulevard, 3. Establish a new program to provide rebates for installation of residential solar equipment, and finally 4. Add two technical Staff positions to comply with various governmental regulations.  The last rate review was in 2008, which covered the years of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  In that rate case the Public Utilities Commission required that Bear Valley Electric Service file a General Rate Case Application every four years. More details of this rate increase will become available for public comment, as the PUC public hearing process is set into action.  The Big Bear Lake City Council will have a chance to take...

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Learn How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Big Bear, Ca, October 20, 2011, 8:00am – The Sierra Club Big Bear group is making it easier for you to have an energy efficient home, as they will host their Green Energy Symposium tonight.  The meeting will take place at 6:30pm at the Discovery Center, and will feature local speakers who have expertise in green energy, including, wind, solar, and creating an energy efficient home.  Peter Pearson from Bear Valley Electric will be on hand to update attendees on new regulations and standards, and what is coming in the future.  Local electrician, Bob Ludecke will be talking about wind systems that he has installed, including his own.  Larry Winslow, the Fire Captain at the Baldwin Lake Fire Department, will provide his knowledge of energy efficient houses, including using structurally insulated panels, and the use of wind turbines.  Captain John, of Fawn Harbor and Marina, will speak on how his home doesn’t use any electricity at all, and how he has made his home so energy efficient, he can heat it with a candle or two.  The Green Energy Symposium is free to the public, and everyone is invited to...

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Power Outage in Upper Moonridge

Big Bear Lake, Ca April 8, 2011 3:00 pm – A widespread power outage in the Upper Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake today resulted from a small truck hitting a utility pole.  The accident occurred at Moonridge and Sheephorn Roads at approximately 12:30 pm.  Bear Valley Electric Service was able to isolate the problem and restore power to most customers by 1:30 pm.  It is expected that within the area of Silvertip and Sunset Drives the power may remain out up until 10:00 pm this evening. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30601.mp3|titles=Power Outage in Upper...

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