Requesting an electrical service for a project is a process that can be completed by anyone involved with the project, including architects, engineers, tenants, or property owners. There are several ways to apply to start an electrical service, including an online form on the energy company’s website, a phone call to an energy company representative, or paper form faxed to the energy company. Information on the application process as well as electrical service requirements and customer equipment requirements can be found on most energy companies websites. Before the application process begins, several important pieces of information about the project are required from both the electrical designer and the owner/tenant.
The electrical service application is unable to be completed without all of the required information from the owner/tenant and electrical designer. The process should begin as soon as possible due to long preparation time frames required by the utility company. Typical time frames can range from 4-8 weeks minimum for residential projects and 10-16 weeks minimum for commercial projects. Often there is an advance deposit required to being the utility engineering required for the project and design work will not begin until payment is made. The process of starting an electrical service for a project is easy to complete once all of the required application information has been gathered. Should you require assistance with an electrical service application, contact TES Engineering.