Construction & Development

We take great pride in working with our local communities, providing residential and commercial members with low-cost, reliable and safe electricity. The information found on this page is designed for those constructing facilities for temporary or permanent service within the PEC service area.

If you need to establish service, please contact your nearest district office directly. Contact information for each office may be found on the map below or on our Contact Us page.

Tariff and Business Rules for Electric Service

Builders and contractors must follow certain specifications when requesting electric service. Before beginning a project, please refer to our tariff for details on line extensions, line clearance, easements, fee schedules and more.

If you have any questions about our tariff, please contact PEC Executive Vice President of External Relations JP Urban at [email protected].

Meter Socket Requirements

PEC-approved meter sockets are not required to be stamped by the manufacturer with the PEC logo. Contractors and electricians may find information on PEC’s approved meter sockets by contacting one of the cooperative’s district offices.

  • PEC is in compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). For your protection, PEC urges you or your electrician to use only NEC-approved procedures and materials.
  • PEC does not inspect temporary meter loops or temporary service construction and assumes no liability for any damages or injuries from their construction. PEC will refuse service where a known hazardous condition exists and/or if connections do not meet the specifications outlined in the following documents.
  • We urge you to use a qualified electrician to prevent safety hazards, additional costs and delays. PEC requires that all construction meets or exceeds these specifications prior to service connection.

If you have any questions, please call our district engineering/planning group at 877-372-0391 and select the district office closest to your construction location.

Tree Care Service

Overgrown trees near utility lines can cause power interruptions and may even be a fire hazard. Find out what to do if you see trees near PEC’s electric lines.

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We encourage our members to take advantage of solar panel technology, wind energy turbines and other small power-production equipment. Refer to our interconnection process before installing equipment that will be interconnected to the cooperative’s distribution network.

Review our interconnection process »

Construction Specification Revisions Notification

To meet industry standards, PEC will periodically revise specification documents. Stay up-to-date via email with any revisions to the specification documents by signing up below.