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 is expected to be completed by the end of September. 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, and is expected to be completed by the end of September. 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 replacements and sectionalizing work will be starting in September mainly between I25 and Hwy 85 north of Hwy 392 to Wellington. Crews are currently replacing poles in the Crystal Lakes area to allow Century Link to install fiber cable on our poles. Members may see bucket trucks and crews working on power lines in these areas.
PVREA and our contractor, Foothills Tree Trimming, are trimming trees in the Lyons area, and will then proceed to the Bellvue area.
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 taking place west of Loveland in the Glade road, CR27 area. Crews will then move to the Rockport/Carr area. PVREA’s contractor, Power Pole Inspectors, will be completing this work. Members may see four-wheelers or vehicles labeled with a “PVREA contractor” magnet in your area. The crews will only be in the right-of-way area near the power poles.
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 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.