United Cooperative Services (United) thanks you for the opportunity to be your electric provider. In order to provide you with the efficient, high-quality service that you expect and deserve, we require that you supply the following information to the Cooperative prior to the commencement of the design, field staking and construction of the electrical distribution system requirements for your commercial development:
STEP ONE – DESIGN:
- Final city or county approved plat for the development. The plat must include all necessary consents, agreements, easements and access to effectuate the provision of electric service.
- Although United stocks a large inventory of equipment, global demand for some electrical equipment – such as transformers and switchgear – has caused delivery delays of up to 12-14 months. Also, the addition of some electric loads can result in the need for substation capacity increases and/or major electrical distribution facilities modifications, which often require 6-12 months to design and implement. Due to these potentialcircumstances, it is extremely important that the final plat be supplied as soon as possible so that the initial design can be completed, the necessary equipment can be ordered, delivery schedules can be ascertained and all necessary electrical facilities can be modified to support your new development.
- Site plans for the development that include streets, wet utilities, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, and street lighting plans (if applicable).
- The intended start dates for construction and construction schedules for the development.
- Secondary/Service voltages that will be required within the development.
- Electrical data for any large equipment or motors (50 HP and above) that will be required.
- This data should include equipment size, nameplate information and start-up design requirements. This information is necessary to review the potential power quality impact of the equipment.
- Contact information for general and/or electrical contractors.
Once all of the initial information is provided, United will provide an initial electric utility design for your development, as well as an estimated cost for the facilities. In addition, you will be provided with a Developer’s Agreement that must be completed and signed prior to construction. The design and cost estimate can usually be provided within 5 to 10 business days from the time all required information is received.
STEP TWO – FIELD STAKING:
Upon completion of the initial design, United will require the submission of the following items and information before field staking can commence:
- The required contribution in aid to construction monies for the project.
- Survey points for grades, lot corners, and other locations reasonably necessary for installation of the electric system must be marked. In addition, all lots must be at final grade prior to commencement of field staking.
- Completed and signed Developer’s Agreement.
STEP THREE – CONSTRUCTION:
Once field staking is complete, you will be notified to assess/approve the final design of the electrical utilities. Upon approval of the final field design, United will schedule the construction of the electrical distribution facilities.
PLEASE BE AWARE:
Any costs associated with changes that are made by the Developer or its contractors to the electrical utility design after the approval of the final design is received will be assumed by the Developer.
- New Commercial Development Service Request – Commercial Development Form
- Sample Developer’s Agreement-Commercial
- Sample Easement
- Tariff and Line Extension Policy for Residential Developments
- TTB Specs
- Meter Loop Specs
- Area Lights Options