Construction & Development

At Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the success of our member’s new construction project is very important to us. Please review the following information for a successful electrical installation.

The information found below is designed for those constructing facilities for temporary or permanent service within the PEC service area. Establishing new electric service is a joint effort between the applicant and PEC. In general, PEC is responsible for bringing power to the site, for installing the meter in the socket, and for energizing the service. The applicant is responsible for, where applicable but not limited to, payment for PEC construction, obtaining permits, vegetation clearing, all civil installations, easements, and inspections.

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Planning a bigger project?

If you need assistance planning a residential subdivision or commercial development project, please contact the planning office closest to your site to discuss your project needs.

Supply chain notice

Utilities across the nation are experiencing supply chain issues. This summer, PEC continues to monitor the utility supply chain and get updated communications from our cooperative alliance vendors.

PEC remains fully committed to pursuing the completion of our work safely, diligently, and in a reasonable timeframe. However, we must recognize that there is a strong likelihood that we will soon encounter unavoidable delays due to the current global supply chain environment. PEC anticipates work may be delayed on certain projects. Potential impacts may include material shortages and significant delays in lead times on material.

PEC is evaluating all options to minimize and mitigate the impact on current and future projects. PEC’s procurement department will keep project representatives informed of these delays and their effect on job timelines. We will minimize the impact of these delays on our work to the best of our ability.

We appreciate your understanding as we work through this unprecedented event.

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.

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.