# 2   Information for 
      Customers 
 
Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) is implementing a new plan to mitigate wildfire risk and protect the community when extreme conditions present a clear and imminent danger to public safety. 
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) allows utilities to de-energize power grids during severe weather conditions to diminish fire risk associated with electric infrastructure. In July 2018, the CPUC's Safety and Enforcement Division passed Resolution ESRB-8, requiring utilities to meet with customers who could potentially be affected by de-energization and, if possible, notify customers before de-energization occurs.  

Bear Valley Electric Service, located on Garstin Street in Big Bear Lake, will be hosting the second workshop, Tuesday, September 25th, to provide information about the De-energization plan and answer any questions customers may have.   

The full De-Energization Workshop presentation is also available on our website for those who are unable to attend. Please visit the Safety section at www.BVES.com or call BVES’ Customer Service Center at 800-808-2837 for further information. 

Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) would like to thank those from the community who attended the first (09-11-18) public workshop, to discuss the plan to de-energize the electric grid when extreme weather conditions present a clear and imminent danger to public safety.