Lower Valley Energy CEO Jim Webb attended a recent Fall River Electric board meeting to present a plaque in recognition of Fall River’s efforts to assist LVE during their major power outage in early February in the Teton Village area of Jackson Hole. A letter of recognition from the Lower Valley Energy Board of Directors was also presented.
Fall River Electric sent a crew of lineman to Teton County to assist four other utilities in erecting 23 temporary wooden power poles to restore power in just 4 days.
In a freak winter storm February 21, 2017, winds reached 90 MPH and blew over 17 steel transmission poles. The result was the loss of power to for over 4,000 Lower Valley Energy customers in Teton Village and the surrounding areas. The outage resulted in the closure of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort until power was fully restored. Jackson Hole Airport was able to operate on backup power during the duration of the outage.