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 contractors are working on the following projects:
- Three Foothills crews are in the Gateway substation doing overhead line upgrades and putting in underground feeders. One crew is working on installing new underground cable along HWY 60 from CR 3 to CR 7. Another will be along HWY 56 from CR 3 West one mile to County Line Road.
- Two Foothills crews are continuing small subdivision work in the Severance and Berthoud areas.
- One Foothills crew is working along HWY 257 north of Windsor upgrading a line.
- Foothills has a crew working near CR 54 and CR 17 in Johnstown moving the overhead lines for the county to put in a roundabout.
- Foothills has a crew changing poles out to make fiber-ready from Trilby to Masonville, Masonville to Buckhorn and Airport to Gateway.
- A PVREA crew is working on a line upgrade north of the Bellvue substation.
PVREA and our contractor, Foothills Tree Trimming, are trimming trees in the Masonville, Drake, and northwest Loveland areas.
To learn more about tree trimming or to request a tree trimming, click here.
Power Pole Inspections
PVREA routinely inspects power poles for reliability and safety. Power pole inspections are scheduled to occur in the fall.
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. There are currently no inspections taking place. Learn more about how your co-op uses drones.