The construction season is short in our service area, putting a large workload on CVEA personnel during the summer and fall months. To avoid installation after your preferred date, consumers should request electric service as early as possible and provide necessary information in a timely manner. All paperwork and payment need to be made prior to September 14 in order to be considered for the current construction season.
The following steps summarize the general process and procedures necessary for CVEA to complete construction of a new or upgraded service. Variances may be necessary for individual requests, and the CVEA Operation's Department staff will communicate these as the process advances.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request for a new, upgraded or relocated service. Please include the following in your email:
- Contact information for applicant, landowner, and/or contractor.
- Deed and plat/land information
- Service amperage and voltage
- Site plans if available
- Other utilities sharing the trench or structure
- Construction schedule
- A CVEA employee will contact you to confirm your contact information and the legal land description(s) for drafting of easement documents. Sample Easement
- A $250 non-refundable fee will be required prior to scheduling a site visit. This fee will be credited towards construction costs and will expire in one year.
- A standard offering up to $5,000 may be applied if permanency requirements are met.
- A CVEA employee will contact you to discuss your service details and schedule a site visit.
- While CVEA is in the process of designing and estimating your service based on the site visit, please obtain necessary permits and material, and arrange for land clearing/grading as needed.
- CVEA will send you any documents or actions needed prior to commencing construction. These may include:
- A Right-of-Way Easement for your notarized signature(s)
- An approved cost estimate requiring a signature and payment, if necessary
- Application and deposit, if necessary, for any new services
- ROW clearing
- Meter base installation per CVEA Meter Base Guidelines
- Electrical permit inspection approved by the City of Valdez (Valdez only)
- Once all requirements are met, your work order will be released for construction. The date of construction is dependent on workload at the time of release.
- Other detailed construction information
Hitting a buried power line is a hazard to your safety, the safety of others, and the integrity of the utility systems. Please call for cable locates before you dig. For CVEA line locates, call 811.
Please Read Before You Dig:
For your safety and the protection of the underground facilities, your local utilities require you to hand-dig within two feet of any locate marks. If you unearth any utility underground cables, please call the utility immediately. Keep yourself and others away from the exposed cable site.
NOTICE: Any damage done to City, electric, telephone, or television underground facilities is the responsibility of the person or company doing the excavation work.
WARNING: DO NOT CUT TREES NEAR POWER LINES. CONTACT CVEA TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR REMOVING THESE DANGER TREES.