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California Public Utilities Code 8387 requires Surprise Valley Electrification Corp to accept comments on its wildfire mitigation plan from the public, other local and state agencies, and interested parties, and shall verify that the wildfire mitigation plan complies with all applicable rules, regulations, and standards, as appropriate. 


California Public Utilities Code 8387 also requires SVEC to contract with a qualified independent evaluator with experience in assessing the safe operation of electrical infrastructure to review and assess the comprehensiveness of its wildfire mitigation plan. The independent evaluator shall issue a report that shall be made available on the internet website of the local publicly owned electric utility or electrical cooperative.


Due to Covid-19, SVEC will not be able to hold a public meeting related to this issue and has decided to accept public comment through our website. SVEC has also used Chloeta out of Midwest City, Oklahoma for our independent review of our wildfire mitigation plan. The wildfire mitigation plan and independent review can both be viewed by clicking the links below. Please direct any questions or concerns to our Member Service Manager DJ Northup at

(Submitted 5/20/2020)


SVEC 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

SVEC 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan  - Chloeta Independent Review


As of Monday March 23, 2020 Surprise Valley Electric will be closed until further notice to walk-in customers to protect the health & safety of our community & our employees due to COVID-19.


You may place your payments in our drop boxes located at the following locations:

Alturas, CA- located on the left hand side of our driveway entrance at main office.

Adin, CA - Adin Community Center.

Cedarville, CA- located next to Plumas Bank.

Lakeview, OR- located at 95539 Hwy 140 at the Lakeview Office.


You can pay online or on our website at or you can call us at 530-233-3511 during our regular business hours from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and pay with a credit card over the phone.


We at Surprise Valley Electric appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Surprise Valley Electric is your non-profit rural electric cooperative that is owned by those it serves.  We currently have the lowest rates in California and are among the lowest in Oregon ad Nevada.  Our objective is to provide quality electric service with stable and affordable rates.  Individuals receiving electric service from SVEC are member-owners of the cooperative.

Surprise Valley Electric serves 7,650 square miles covering Summer Lake, Oregon, south to Ravendale, California, west to Day, California, and east to Vya, Nevada.  We do not serve the down town areas of Alturas, Lakeview, Cedarville, and New Pine Creek, as these are covered by Pacific Power.  Enjoy our website, we hope it brings you a lot of valuable information and resources on your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.


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