For more than 80 years, Poudre Valley REA has lived by a core purpose "To Serve our Members". This enduring purpose has guided us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our hearts and prayers go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event, and we appreciate the healthcare workers and local communities who are on the front-line working to contain COVID-19. PVREA continues to vigilantly monitor the COVID-19 situation and has established precautions to ensure 24/7/365 power with no disruption in service.
At the time of print, PVREA closed its office to the public starting March 13 at 4:30 p.m. and will evaluate on when to re-open on a week-to-week basis. Our Annual Meeting has been moved to a virtual only event. Based on actions taken by local, state, and federal government agencies, we have activated our Emergency Response Plan in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have set four goals:
- To protect employees and members of the community most at risk from life-threatening impacts.
- To protect employees most critical to maintaining essential utility services.
- To adopt preventative measures to avoid disease spread at work consistent with the risk.
- To accurately communicate to our employees, members and the community.
We put into place several work practices to minimize the spread of the virus among our employees and their families, while still ensuring members do not see an impact to their service. Employees who are able to work from home are doing so, line crews are meeting at their job sites and limiting contact with one another, employees are not doing any business travel, and meetings are being hosted virtually.
We are working hard so members see no drop off in service from PVREA. Members will still be able to make payments, manage their accounts, and send in any requests through the PVREA app or online.
Our goal is to reduce risk to our employees and the public and create a work environment that allows for continued service to our members. We will reevaluate on a weekly basis to determine if we can open our doors, or if we will remain closed. Please check our website to see if our office is reopened to the public.
As an electric utility, we provide a critical service to our communities. This means when the snow is falling, natural disasters hit our area, and when a state of emergency is declared, like with COVID-19, we are still working around the clock to provide the safe, reliable, and affordable service you expect.
President & CEO