Thursday morning November 5th


 General Manager Paul Marconi explains the Bear Valley Electric Wildfire Mitigation Plan

at 2019 workshop for public Visit   

Temporary Outages in the Minnelusa Canyon Area, 

while BVES Crews manage vegetation growth near the Power Infrastructure 


November 3, 2020___ Big Bear Lake, CA  

Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. (BVES) will temporarily interrupt service to customers in the Minnelusa Canyon area on November 5, 2020, so crews can safely perform vegetation management work. Power service may be interrupted between 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. 

 Customers who require power to operate life-essential medical equipment are strongly encourage to call 9-1-1 if they are unable to secure alternate power.

 Vegetation management and inspections are a key component of BVES’ 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan and will help to protect the Big Bear Valley from potential catastrophic wildfires. 

Please visit to learn more about BVES’ wildfire mitigation efforts or to read the full plan.  


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, California.