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Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. Partners with Davey Resource Group, Inc.
Thursday, July 15th, 2021
to Conduct UAV Fly-over Inspections
Big Bear Lake, Calif. – Wildfires are now a year-round threat for California communities like Big Bear, which is designated a ‘High-Fire Threat District.’ The safety of our customers and the community is a top priority for Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. (BVES), and we are investing to help mitigate the risk of wildfires in our service area.
In partnership with Davey Resource Group, Inc. (DRG), BVES will conduct Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fly-over inspections of its sub-transmission and distribution system throughout the months of July, August and September. Electric utilities throughout the state of California have found inspections utilizing UAVs are highly effective at identifying equipment deterioration and other issues that would not necessarily be revealed during ground patrols and detailed inspections.
“Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. is committed to delivering electric service safely and adheres to the most stringent fire prevention standards to protect the community and environment,” said Paul Marconi, President, Treasurer & Secretary. “Davey Resource Group, Inc.’s proven track record of success and overall innovation through UAV fly-over inspections will undoubtedly result in a much safer Big Bear community.”
The UAVs fly and hover over the electrical infrastructure, capturing high-definition photography and video while maintaining an accurate date/time and geolocation stamp. The recordings are reviewed by qualified analysts who look, assess and determine if additional investigation is needed.
BVES will provide weekly updates of the UAV fly-over program on Facebook @BearValleyElectricServiceInc and on www.bvesinc.com. Customers are encouraged to call 800-808-2837 if they have any questions regarding the program.
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Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. has served the Big Bear Valley since 1929. When Golden State Water Company acquired the company in 1938, BVES served a total of 147 customers. Today, BVES provides electric power to approximately 24,000 customers in the City of Big Bear and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, Calif.
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