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Southern California Edison SCE may implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff PSPS between Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 26

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. is notifying customers that Southern California Edison (SCE) may implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) between Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 26 to reduce the risk of wildfire during the anticipated high wind conditions in the Inland Empire, San Bernardino Mountains and inland Orange County. If SCE does implement a PSPS, it could impact the reliability of electric service to some BVES customers. Customers who require power to operate life-essential medical equipment are encouraged to make special accommodations as a precaution or dial 9-1-1 if they are unable to secure alternative power during an outage. We will continue monitoring local conditions and keep customers apprised of significant changes that could impact their service. To ensure safety, customers are advised to take the following proactive measures: Use Surge Protectors: Plugging your valuable electronics, including computers, television and cell phones, into surge protectors will improve the chances your electronics remain undamaged (or stay intact). If you do not have access to surge protectors, unplug any such devices and any additional appliances to protect them from harm in the event of a power surge. Make an Emergency Kit: Emergency kits are good to have on hand for a wide variety of situations. Kits should include items like flashlights, battery-operated radio, non-perishable food, water, first aid kit and other necessary essentials. Keep Refrigerator and Freezer Closed: Food in the refrigerator should keep for about six hours and food in the freezer can last as long as two days, so keep your refrigerator and freezer closed to ensure your food remains preserved during a power outage. Read More

Wildfire Mitigation Survey

Monday, November 15th, 2021

BVES, Inc. will be reaching out to customers over the next two weeks to conduct a survey regarding wildfire mitigation, vegetation management and public safety power shutoffs. If you have any questions please call our customer service department at 1-800-808-BVES or 2837.     Read More

Operation Gobble 2021

Monday, November 15th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       Nov. 15, 2021          CONTACT: Sean Matlock                                                                                           (909) 866-4678, ext. 182   Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. to donate $1,800 for holiday meals throughout Big Bear BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. (BVES) is continuing its tradition of giving back to the community during the holiday season by partnering with local organizations to donate $1,800 for holiday meals to families and individuals in the Big Bear area. The donation is being distributed to over 90 individuals and families with limited resources who are challenged with food insecurity. “Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. cares about the Big Bear community, and is proud to once again provide holiday meal resources to deserving families through our annual Operation Gobble donation,” said Paul Marconi, BVES, Inc. President, Treasurer & Secretary. “Through this program, we provide a happier holiday for those who need it most and look to raise awareness regarding food insecurity in California.” This year, BVES is partnering with the following community organizations: American Legion, Bear Valley Firefighters Association, Big Bear Lake Elks, Big Bear Lions Club, Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Big Bear Lake Rotary Club, Big Bear Sheriff’s Dept., BVCHD Mom & Dad Project, Bear Valley Unified School District, Citizens On Patrol, DOVES, Jah Healing Church, The Journey Church, Soroptimist Int. of Big Bear Valley, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. For additional information about BVES’ community partnerships and philanthropic activities, customers are encouraged to visit www.BVESInc.com. #  #  # 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 sur-rounding areas in San Bernardino County, Calif. Read More

Automatically payment plans for past-due accounts

Monday, October 18th, 2021

“Per direction from the California Public Utilities Commission, customers who have had a past-due balance will automatically be enrolled in payment plans. To avoid disconnection for non-payment, customers must stay current with their most recent bill and agreed-upon payment plan. Payment arrangements that become delinquent may result in immediate disconnection of service upon the lifting of the state-issued moratorium on shutoffs.   Customers with overdue balances are encouraged to call BVES’ Customer Service Center at (800) 808-2837 to speak with a representative today. Additional information on bill-payment options is available at www.bvesinc.com/customer-service/bill-payment-options/.” Read More