About Us

About Us

At Bear Valley Electric, we work hard to provide you, our customers, with superior customer service, and dependable power. We do it each and every day, safely and with confidence. We are there for you, day and night, through the summer and the winter. We are your neighbors, your family, and your friends. You can always count on us.

Bear Valley Electric Service has served the Big Bear Valley since 1929. When Golden State Water Company acquired the company in 1938, we served a total of 147 customers. Today, we provide electric power to approximately 23,000 customers in the community, including:

  • Big Bear Lake
  • Big Bear City
  • Fawnskin
  • Erwin Lake
  • Moonridge
  • Sugarloaf
  • Lake Williams
  • Baldwin Lake

We serve a resort community with a mix of full-time and part-time residents. These 20,000 residents represent more than 87 percent of our customers. We also serve approximately 2,500 commercial, industrial and public authority customers, including the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts.

Our employees have more than 300 years of combined experience in the electricity business. In addition to providing excellence in customer service, they are responsible for engineering, system operation and maintenance, planning, meter reading, accounting, and purchasing quality.