Manager’s Message — September 2020

Dear Members:

The cooperative’s 2020 annual meeting is Thursday, September 3, at 6 p.m. via YouTube Live. You can also find our YouTube channel by clicking on the link on our website or searching Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative on YouTube.

We hope you will join us for an informative evening with updates, election results, and a question-and-answer session. We encourage you to submit questions in advance via email. We will also take questions via the chat option during the YouTube broadcast.

Public Safety Power Shutoffs

As we go into the fall, we expect Pacific Gas and Electric to once again shut down significant portions of their rural system to prevent fires. When this occurs, we will ask our members to reduce their energy use so we can keep the lights on for all our members.

It’s possible there will be power shutoffs in extreme weather conditions on our own system, but we hope to minimize the time off.

We will provide as much notice as possible to members, and will post information at our website, on social media (Facebook and Twitter), and via text message. To sign up for text messages, log in to SmartHub, and set your notification preferences.

Telecommunications Expansion

Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications is focused on the construction of the grant area projects, including Mohawk Vista, C Road, Keddie, Purdy Lane, Chandler Road, Lake Davis, Johnstonville, and Johnsville.

At the same time, PSREC and PST are working together to expand electric system control and broadband into other areas, such as Plumas Eureka and Grizzly Road. We will discuss our plans for other areas during the annual meeting.

We have applied for additional grant funding from the California Advanced Services Fund for more of the hardest-to-reach areas and will know at the end of the year if we are awarded grant funds to continue broadband expansion.

For more information about our products, including coverage maps, please call (800) 221-3474 or visit the Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications website.


We are again offering a discounted rate for qualifying members through our Winter Rate Assistance Program. The discounted rate is available for November through April electricity use to income-qualified members.

For more information and an application, visit our website or call (530) 832-4261.

Youth Opportunities

As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, PSREC and its subsidiary offer life-changing opportunities to local youth, including scholarships and the Washington Youth Tour.

These programs provide enriching experiences to help young people discover themselves and their roles as citizens.

Please see our 2021 Youth Tour Essay Contest article for more information about the Washington Youth Tour. For more information on all of our youth opportunities, visit our website.

If you have any questions, please email or call me at (800) 555-2207 extension 6076.


Bob Marshall
General Manager