Manager’s Message – July 2019

Dear Members:

As part of its cost reduction efforts, your board of directors has changed the format of the 2019 annual membership meeting. This year’s annual meeting is Thursday, September 5, at the Sierra Valley Grange, 92202 Highway 70, Vinton. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with the business meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner is served beginning at 5 p.m.

Up for election are District 2 (Graeagle-Mohawk areas) served by Dick Short, and District 5 (Lake Davis-Long Valley-Washoe County areas) served by David Hansen.

If you are interested in running for the PSREC Board of Directors and live in one of those districts, please contact me as soon as possible. The deadline for nominations by petition is July 22.

If you are unsure of your district, please visit our website to view the map, or call the office at 800-555-2207.

A copy of the PSREC Qualifications and Nomination Procedures is available on our website at

Public Safety Power Shutoffs

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs will affect Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative’s transmission feed. PSREC will use backup resources as much as possible to keep the impact of these shutoffs as minimal as possible, but members need to be prepared for outages and possible rolling blackouts.

We will provide as much notice as possible, and will post information at, on social media and via text message. To sign up for text message notifications, text “PSREC” to 800-555-2207.

For more information on Public Safety Power Shutoffs and how to be prepared, please visit

If you or someone in your home has special medical equipment, please contact the PSREC office during normal business hours and ask to be put on the Life Line list. Please provide us with a landline or cellphone number, as wireless phones do not work without electricity. If someone in your home depends on electric-powered, life-sustaining equipment, make a plan for backup power.

If you are going to install a generator and connect it to the electrical system of your house, please make sure this is done to code using an automated system like a Generac switch, or a manual double-pull double-throw switch that separates your house from the grid. Failure to do so could cause injury or fire, leading to potentially massive liability on your part and disconnection from the grid, if discovered. For more information on a double-pull double-throw switch, please talk to a licensed electrician.


Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications is working to expand broadband coverage with fiber optic service in west Quincy and Chandler Road, with speeds of up to 1 gigabyte per second. PST’s service offers unlimited data use so your family can stop fighting over bandwidth.

If you haven’t already contacted us to get on our interest list, give us a call at 800-221-3474 or visit our website at so we can contact you as soon as service is available in your area.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 800-555-2207 ext. 6076, or email me at


Bob Marshall
General Manager