a new home can be an exciting time but it can also be somewhat overwhelming.
With some preplanning, EnerStar can help make the process of obtaining
electrical service easier. The first step is a meeting at the job
site with EnerStar's System Engineer.
Necessary Information for the Staking Appointment
The staking appointment will help
EnerStar determine your electrical needs. You will need to know the
- Where the structure will be placed and locations of the septic system and driveway;
and consider any future building plans you may have. This
will help us determine the best route to bring the
electric to your meter base.
- What size
you want or need. EnerStar can assist you with your decision based
on your electric load.
- Whether you want overhead or underground
can see, quite a bit goes into the initial meeting and planning is
essential. Modifications to the work order can be costly in both
time and money.
the information you provided at the staking appointment, the EnerStar
representative will prepare a construction cost estimate. Any
changes made after the job has been staked and the work order is
generated, could be subject to a restaking fee of up to $150. The
construction invoice must be paid before work will begin. In addition, a meter deposit is required prior
to service being built. Meter deposits are determined by a member's
Temporary Electrical Service (if applicable)
instances, temporary service is not necessary. But if necessary,
once the construction invoice has been paid and your meter
base has been installed by your electrician, EnerStar will
schedule crews to provide your temporary electrical service. The temporary structure should be set within
15-feet of EnerStar's transformer.
Temporary to Permanent Electrical Service
cases, the EnerStar representative drew up the plans for permanent
service at the original staking appointment, and it will not be
necessary to meet in person again. However, the System Engineer will have
to come out to the site and re-flag the permanent service. Once your
permanent meter structure has been installed by your electrician,
EnerStar will schedule crews to provide your permanent electrical
appointments are generally able to be scheduled within 10 working
days, but in the busy summer months it can take longer. Scheduling
the crews to perform the line construction generally takes 7-10
working days but again, it can take longer. Weather or other
situations beyond EnerStar's control
could delay this time frame. EnerStar will work diligently to meet a
member's electrical supply needs but know that planning ahead is
information about new construction or service upgrades, contact
EnerStar's Tim Haddix
at 1-800-635-4145, ext 117.