Construction Requirements – Residential

All customers are required to apply for membership and pay a deposit.  New Construction Applicants are required to visit our office for additional information.

Click here to print and complete our Service Application or one can be completed at our office.  Online Applications are not available for New Construction.

Service Entrance and Meter

NEMEPA staking engineers will work with you to determine the location for the point of service and the metering equipment required. NEMEPA will supply the customer with a meter base at no charge. If a customer requires a combination box or an Add-a-Circuit NEMEPA has those available for purchase.

Special Note: If you are building near a primary line, you should contact our office before performing any work! All structures must be located a safe distance from power lines. The distance can range anywhere from 15 to 75 feet, depending on the voltage. Any home or mobile home built or located within this minimum distance will not be connected for service. The owner will have to, at his or her expense, relocate the structure.

Easements

Utility Easements are required when the construction of new primary power lines is necessary. An easement is not required for service drops from an existing primary line. For more details click here.

Inspections and Permits

All wiring shall conform to the requirements of the National Electrical Code and to state, municipal and county inspection requirements. Where permits, inspections and registrations are required by law, the applicant must provide NEMEPA with the documents showing such has been applied for, accepted and inspected. Please check with local city and county building officials and inspectors to see what is required.

Temporary to Build

When power is needed for residential building construction, NEMEPA will connect single phase 120/240 volt temporary service. The temporary power pole, wiring and equipment are to be supplied by the member, or installed by your contractor, builder or electrician. NEMEPA staking engineers will work with you to determine the best location for the temporary service. A service charge is required on all temporary service connections.

NEMEPA asks that you download a copy of our overhead or underground temporary diagrams to make sure that you meet all NEMEPA guidelines. Temporary services not meeting NEMEPA guidelines are subject to be rejected. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Permanent Service

Follow the links below for permanent overhead and underground service diagrams.

Overhead

 

Underground

 

Fees for Overhead Primary to Permanent and Non-Permanent Residences

The following is for general information only.  NEMEPA fees, aid-in-construction amounts, and policy are subject to change. Please contact our office for any specific questions you may have.

Permanent Residences – The Association will install 500 feet of overhead primary line to any permanent residence at no charge.  For line extensions requiring more than 500 fee of primary line, the applicant will be required to pay contribution of aid-in-construction based upon Rate Schedule 405(1).

Non-Permanent Residence – For a customer requesting an overhead primary line to a Non-Permanent Residence, the customer shall be required to pay contribution of aid-in-construction according to Rate Schedule 405(2).

Mobile Home – All mobile homes will be required to pay contribution of aid-in-construction based upon Rate Schedule 405(2).

Fees for Underground Primary Permanent and Non-Permanent Residences

On new services where primary underground is requested by customer, Association will decide if underground primary is feasible. If it is feasible, the customer shall be required to pay contribution of aid-in-construction according to Rate Schedule 405(5).  Feasibility will be based on the required location of the underground line(s), possible maintenance problems in the future, and any other engineering and/or operational considerations deemed necessary by the Association.

Service

For contribution of aid-in-construction refer to Rate Schedule 405 (10)(11).

Commercial Development 

Contact engineering department at 662.238.3160