HELP is on the Way!!
(as of Friday June 23, 2017, 1:33
Due to damage caused by the
Holcomb Fire to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) power lines that feed Big
Bear Valley from Lucerne,
SCE has been conducting repairs as efficiently as possible while minimizing
interruptions to service.
Tomorrow, Saturday June 24,
2017, SCE will be attempting to replace a critical pole by utilizing a
helicopter and the power supply from Lucerne. SCE has notified Bear Valley Electric the estimated
outage window will be from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in order to safely complete
this work. Actual times may vary.
During this outage, BVES customers will be limited to the SCE supply lines
from Redlands that have a greatly reduced capacity and our small generation
facility. We strongly urge customers to reduce consumption during this
outage period so that we may distribute the limited power available to as many
customers as possible.
At approximately 9:00 A.M. Saturday, the following areas may be affected with rolling blackout power outages depending on
the actual system load at that time: Fawnskin, parts of Bear City,
Moonridge, Sugarloaf, Erwin Lake, and Lake Williams.
BVES will swap out the above listed areas approximately every two
Residents in these areas should be prepared for these outages. BVES
will make every attempt possible to minimize the outages to only time
Upon completion of the SCE work (approximately 1:00 P.M.), BVES will
re-align the power system to restore it to its most reliable line-up.
This will require all customers experiencing a minor 5-10 minute outage to
safely make the switch over.
We will do our very best to maintain power to critical infrastructure,
emergency and essential services, and to limit the duration of this mandatory
maintenance outage. We greatly appreciate the patience our customers have
demonstrated throughout this trying week.
You for your understanding and support!
Paul Marconi Director
Bear Valley Electric Service
A Division of Golden State Water
should report any downed power lines by calling (800) 808-2837 and stay
clear to ensure safety.
To file a report please provide your contact information