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FAQs on Engineering
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We are here to help you through the process of getting electrical service to your residence and/or place of business. We will discuss fees and electrical requirements with you.
All new construction projects, including new service hookups, are initiated through our Engineering Department. The Engineering Department will release all new construction projects to the Operations Department once all the requirements are met. Service hookups are automatically scheduled unless the Engineer has noted other types of arrangements, such as Customer to coordinate, pre-construction meeting required, etc.
The schedule a new service hookup you need to contact the office at 425-888-0623 or 1-800-472-0208 and speak with the Manager of Operations and Engineering.
Call the Manager of Operations and Enginnering to discuss your plans. All new and modified services are required to be placed underground. We will work with you to determine the size of panel you need. The typical electrical service panel is now rated at 200 amps and is suitable for most customers.
In 2007, the Board of Directors approved the requirement that all new and modified services are required to be placed underground. Surveys of our membership have supported this requirement in an effort to provide more reliable and aesthetically pleasing service to our membership. The majority of service related outages have been attributed to trees falling on the service drops; when they are underground this can't happen.
Minimum required cover is 24 inches.
Yes, with a minimum of 6 inches of horizontal and vertical separation.
Yes, but there must be a minimum of 4 feet separation.
Yes, but all work must be approved by a licensed electrical contractor.
No, all service conductor needs to be in gray wall, Schedule 40 or thicker, electrical approved conduit.
NO. That is not acceptable. Please contact the Manager of Operations and Engineering with regards to approved meter base locations.
If the power lines in my area are being converted from overhead to underground, do I have to convert (underground) my overhead service to my house?
No, you are not required to. However, we are offering incentives to encourage our members. Tanner Electric Cooperative will provide the necessary conduit and wire while waiving the fees if the service is converted within six months time of our system conversion in your area. The customer is responsible for hiring an electrician, providing the trench and arranging any necessary permits and inspections. The Manager of Operations and Engineering can provide trenching specifications and information on state permits and inspection requirements.
The meter base size determines which size service conductor you need to purchase. Typical service conductors include:
No, Tanner Electric Cooperative does not sell underground service conductors, wire or meter bases.