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:
- Contractors are working on rebuilding lines on the east side of Kersey along HWY 34, and on the west side of Greeley around 95th Ave. Members may see bucket trucks and crews working on power lines in these areas.
- A crew is rebuilding power lines in the Lyons area around Spring Gulch- X bar 7. This project is to upgrade the existing overhead with new poles and larger conductor. Members may see bucket trucks and crews working on power lines in these areas.
- Pole replacement work hasn’t started but will be soon in the Nunn and Rockport areas.
PVREA's contractor, Novinium, will begin work on underground power lines starting in July. You may see trucks and crews around PVREA's equipment.
PVREA and our contractor, Foothills Tree Trimming, are trimming trees out of the Hygiene substation, which serves members in the Longmont, Lyons and Berthoud areas.
To learn more about tree trimming or to request a tree trimming, click here.
Power Pole Inspections
Crews are currently not working through any pole inspection projects. PVREA routinely inspects power poles for reliability and safety.
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 and Severance 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.
UAV Recon is conducting equipment inspections using a drone in the mountain parts of our service territory. They use a drone to look for trees that need trimmed an inspect equipment to look for maintenance problems. Learn more about how your co-op uses drones.