PRVEPA's System is Designed to be Safe and Reliable
To meet the needs of members for the past 80+ years, Pearl River Valley Electric has built an electric distribution system that now includes 25 substations and more than 6,000 miles of lines. Overseeing a system that covers 12 counties requires continual planning and maintenance, and future growth will demand upgrades and additions of facilities and technology.
It is important to note that, unlike electric utilities that serve more populated urban areas, Pearl River Valley Electric serves about 8 consumers per every mile of line. Maintaining reliable service over such a vast area also means controlling vegetation around all of our lines and facilities, as falling trees and limbs are, by far, the most frequent cause of outages. Members can help ensure reliability by keeping rights-of way clear and notifying us when there are outages.