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 its contractor Foothills Energy are working on the following projects:
- Work is complete installing underground feeders and doing overhead line upgrades in the Gateway substation.
- Two Foothills crews are continuing small subdivision work in the Severance, Windsor, Timnath and Berthoud areas.
- One Foothills finished work along HWY 257 north of Windsor upgrading a line. They are doing clean up this week.
- A Foothills crew has finished the rebuild on a line upgrade north of the Bellvue substation. They are doing cleanup this week.
- The line move for the county to install a roundabout at CR 54 and CR 17 is complete. Streetlights have been installed.
- A crew has begun rebuilding two miles of overhead double circuit along HWY 257 from US 34 to HWY 402.
Our contractor, Foothills Tree Experts, is trimming in the Red Feather and Crystal Lakes area. They have about three weeks left in that area, then will be moving the the Carter Lake/West Loveland area.
To learn more about tree trimming or to request a tree trimming, click here.
Power Pole Inspections
Pole inspections are complete for 2020 with the exception of a few in the Kersey/Galeton area. These will be completed after crops are harvested in those area, around September 8.
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.
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. Drone inspections for 2020 are complete for 2020 with the exception of some areas that were inaccessible due to locked gates and areas closed due to fire restrictions. Our contractor will return later when fire restrictions are lifted to finish those inspections. Learn more about how your co-op uses drones.