Bear Valley Electric Service

“The combination of powerful wind gusts and saturated ground

did a lot of damage throughout the community,” said

BVES Director Paul Marconi. “We thank the first responders

and public safety officials who serve the community and worked

so hard over the past week to keep residents safe from harm.”


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Photo courtesy by Bear Valley Electric Services  February 2019


Completes Repairs, Restores Power

After Historic Valentines Winter Storm

February 21, 2019  

Big Bear Lake, California____ Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) has completed repairs and fully restored power to all customers, following the historic winter storm that battered the area between February 14th and 18th.  BVES Crews worked around-the-clock to safely repair damaged utility poles and remove fallen trees that compromised power lines throughout the community, resulting in extended outages for pockets of customers during the five-day period.


“BVES appreciates our customers’ understanding and patience as we worked to resolve recent weather-related damage and outages,” said BVES Director Paul Marconi. “We would also like to thank our dedicated team that worked around-the-clock in harsh weather conditions to make repairs, perform safety inspections and restore power to the community. The outpouring of appreciation our crews received from customers recognizing their efforts was truly amazing.”      


Extreme wind gusts and harsh winter weather conditions that commenced on Valentines Day, February 14th, caused outages impacting approximately 6,000 customers sporadically through the holiday weekend. Some additional customers were without power during planned outages while weather-related repairs were completed this week.


Harsh winter conditions are expected to continue in the coming weeks, and Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES)  reminds the community to prepare for unsafe conditions and weather-related outages.


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Customers are asked to report any outages or downed power lines

by calling Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES)


Customer Service # 800-808-2837


BVES is a division of Golden State Water Company (GSWC), which is a wholly owned water and electric utility subsidiary of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). GSWC provides water service to approximately 256,000 customers in 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California. Through its BVES division, the Company also distributes electricity to over 24,000 customers in the City of Big Bear and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California


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