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Construction Costs

Service to Structure or Dwelling

Single Phase Service - Overhead and Underground

$300.00 Contribution to Construction
$5.80 per foot
An additional $9.00 per foot will be assessed for road push segments, as defined by ECE.
Directional boring charges will be determined by an ECE contractor estimate.
If underground construction takes place between November 1 and April 1, additional winter charges will apply.

Underground Service Single Phase:

Option one:
A 200 amp meter pedestal with 200 amp breaker and GFI is placed within 10 ft. of the transformer on the lot line or approximately 150 ft. from the structure. This meter pedestal unit may be purchased from ECE for $600, in addition to the $300 Contribution to Construction fee, or from an electrician. The “Request for Inspection” form is filed by ECE on a meter pedestal sold to a member by ECE. Additional line extension charges will apply if the pedestal is not within 10 ft. of the transformer.

Option two:
If the meter socket is to be located on a structure, or by a mobile or manufactured home, the electrician (or homeowner) will provide and install a meter socket. Underground secondary wire is connected to the meter socket and run to ECE’s transformer leaving a 10 ft. coil of wire. The wire must be connected to the meter socket before ECE will energize the service. There will be a $300 Contribution to Construction fee. The "Request for Inspection" form will be filed by the electrician (or homeowner) with the State and with ECE. If self-wired, the service must pass electrical inspection before it will be connected by ECE.

Overhead Single Phase service:

Option One:
For service on an ECE pole, a 200 amp overhead meter loop unit with a 200 amp breaker and a GFI receptacle may be purchased from ECE for $600 in addition to the $300 Contribution to Construction fee or from an electrician. If overhead lines need to be extended, additional line extension charges will apply. The "Request for Inspection" form for the overhead meter loop unit will be filed by ECE on a meter loop sold to a member by ECE.

Option Two:
If the meter socket is to be located on a structure or by a mobile or manufactured home, the electrician (or homeowner) will provide and install the underground secondary wire to a meter socket. The underground secondary wire is connected to the meter socket and ran to the pole, leaving at least 30 ft. of wire for ECE to run up the pole and connect at the top. This service has a $300 Contribution to Construction fee. The underground secondary wire must be connected to the meter socket before ECE will energize the service. The "Request for Inspection" form will be filed by the electrician (or homeowner) with the State and with ECE. If self-wired, the service must pass electrical inspection before it will be connected by ECE.

Three-phase Line Extension - Overhead or Underground - 1,000 KVA or smaller

$1,000.00 Contribution to Construction
$13.65 per foot
An additional $9.00 per foot will be assessed for road push segments as defined by ECE.
If required, directional boring charges will be determined by an ECE contractor estimate.
If underground construction takes place between November 1 and April 1, additional winter charges will apply.

Three-phase Line Extension - Overhead or Underground - Services over 1,000 KVA

Cost of service will be determined by an ECE Staking Engineer based on the infra-structure required to service the load.

Platted Developments

Platted Single Phase Developments Recorded at the County Office

$1,500.00 Contribution to Construction
$5.80 per foot
An additional $9.00 per foot will be assessed for road push segments as defined by ECE.
If required, directional boring charges will be determined by an ECE contractor estimate.
If construction takes place between November 1 and April 1, additional winter charges will apply.

Service Connections within Platted Developments Connect Fee, Per Service

$300.00 Contribution to Construction

Platted Three Phase Developments Recorded at the County Office

$1,500.00 Contribution to Construction
$13.65 per foot
An additional $9.00 per foot will be assessed for road push segments as defined by ECE.
If required, directional boring charges will be determined by an ECE contractor estimate.
If construction takes place between November 1 and April 1, additional winter charges will apply.

Platted Industrial Developments Recorded at the County Office

The customer will be billed the installed cost of the project. An estimated project cost will be required to be paid before construction begins. At the completion of construction, the customer will receive an invoice or refund for the amount over or under the paid estimate.

Miscellaneous Charges/Requirements

Winter Underground Construction Charge

An additional $6 per trench foot will apply to any underground construction from November 1 through April 1. This is non-refundable and applies to both line footage and road push footages.

Wisconsin Electrical Inspections

Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) requires that all new one-family and two-family dwellings require electrical inspection before service is connected. Contact municipality or WI Division of Safety and Buildings 608-267-5113 for additional information.

Structures not covered by UDC – A Certificate of Compliance stating that all electrical work is compliant with WI State and National Electrical code is required to be filed with ECE before service can be connected. This requirement applies to homeowner or contractor wiring.

Other Options Available

Customer Secondary Plowing: $13 per foot with a minimum charge of $2,000. Winter construction charges will also apply November 1 – April 1.
Right-of-way trimming for new service: Contractor Estimate

Co-op Owned Outdoor Light Installation

On existing ECE owned pole - $100
Pole required to be set by ECE for light (includes installation of outdoor light) - $300
If conductor needs to be extended to provide service to the light, there will be a $5.80 per foot charge.
If underground construction takes place between November 1 and April 1, additional winter charges will apply.

Easement Recording

There will be a $75 charge for recording an easement that is needed for a service.

Trip charge

After the initial site visit by the Staking Engineer, there will be a $45 charge for each additional visit to the site (unless it is waived by the Staking Engineer due to special circumstances). There will be a crew second trip charge based on a 2-hour standard (wages & equipment charges) if the service is not ready for connection on member-owned secondary. The applicable trip charge must be paid before service will be connected.

Charges may be subject to Sales Tax.

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