In your neighborhood
You will oftentimes see our linemen or contractors working in your neighborhood. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, efficient energy solutions with exceptional service to our members. One of the ways we provide reliable and affordable power is by maintaining our power lines. In fact, PVREA has over 4,000 miles of power lines. Tree trimming, drone use and construction projects are a part of our maintenance plans to ensure reliable power service to our members. Here is where we're working in your neighborhood. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-432-1012.
PVREA and our contractor Foothills Energy are working on the following projects:
- Multiple crews continue to work on new subdivisions in Windsor, Berthoud, Severance, Johnstown and Timnath.
- Construction in and around the new school in Wellington is complete.
- A crew is continuing work to ready the Livermore area for fiber work.
- A crew has started pole change-outs from our drone inspections in the Longmont and Lyons areas.
- The Red Feather Lakes micro-grid project and line upgrade for the town is nearly complete.
Foothills Tree Experts is trimming in the South Longmont and Gunbarrel areas.
We have begun our scheduled tree trimming for 2021 throughout our service territory. We will be sending postcards to members in anticipation of work in your areas. To view a full map of 2021 tree trimming, please click here.
To learn more about tree trimming or to request a tree trimming, click here.
If you would like to tell us how we did on recent tree trimming on your property, please fill out the survey found here.
Power Pole Inspections
PVREA Contractor Alamon will begin power pole inspections July 6.
Periodically, PVREA utilizes drones to conduct equipment inspections. They use a drone to look for trees that need trimmed an inspect equipment to look for maintenance problems. PVREA contractor Monroe Infared have begun drone inspections. Learn more about how your co-op uses drones.
Fiber Installation - Grid Improvement Project
PVREA’s contractor, MasTec, is installing fiber optic cable on our existing overhead power lines and through our existing underground electric corridors. The crews are currently working in the Windsor, Fort Collins, Timnath, Greeley and Severance, Masonville, Stove Prairie/Rist Canyon, Berthoud and Loveland areas. You may see bucket trucks and crews with boring equipment in your area as we work on this project throughout our entire service territory. We will only operate in our right-of-way; if we do not have proper access, we will work with members to gain access. Learn more about this project.
Streetlight Field Audit
PVREA will begin a system-wide streetlight and yard light field audit this week. Our contractor Alamon will be performing the inspection. They will be inspecting, taking pictures and creating a GPS point for each pole. This project should be complete within two months.