New Electric Services
If you own a small acreage, farm or are located in a rural subdivision and require power, the following information will help guide you through the steps to complete your new electricity service.
PLAN YOUR YARD SITE
- Drafting of a farm or yard site plan is key to establishing the power line route. Take into consideration current and future requirements;
- House location and other out-buildings
- Future yard expansions
- Electrical requirements for your farm
- Power line route
- Transformer size
- Brushing and easement requirements
- Do you require overhead or underground wiring
Contact us to set up an appointment to visit your location. We will review your site plan with you, proposed power line route, location and size of the transformer pole that may be required. Please be prepared to provide us with the following;
- Legal Land Description
- Mailing Address
- Phone number
After the site visit, an estimate will be drawn up and mailed, faxed or emailed to the land owner for approval.
Once the estimate is accepted and the fees outlined in the estimate are accepted and paid, an Electrical Service Contract will be drawn up. Upon signing of the Contract, NPP will order the necessary surveys & materials, and schedule a date for the construction of the new service.
In order for your new service to be connected, an electrical wiring permit will be required for the installation. The standard period of time for installation is usually 6 to 8 weeks from the time the Contract is signed.
Our technicians and support staff value our Members, and are there to assist you with any questions you may have throughout the process.
Rural Electrical Service Agreement
Every Member, new or existing is required to sign an Electric Service Agreement. The Electric Service Agreement sets out the terms and conditions for service to the REA Member with North Parkland Power REA Ltd. The Agreement is between North Parkland Power REA and the land owner(s), as registered with Land Titles. This Agreement covers the power lines, transformers, poles etc., but does not cover the power that flows through them. North Parkland Power is the primary energy supplier in our area, however you can purchase your power from any retailer you choose. If another power provider is chosen, North Parkland Power is still responsible for service to the poles and line maintenance.
A valid Electrical Services Agreement must be signed and a ‘Utility Right-of-Way’ registered in order to comply with the Provincial Regulatory process to avoid any liability issues associated with the supply, distribution and delivery of electrical services in Alberta. The significance of the right-of-way is if an emergency occurs that affects equipment on your property, it permits our linesman and equipment to gain immediate access to the property.
North Parkland Power REA offers the following services to both REA members and non-REA members.
- Trenching, Brushing
- Overhead Power to Underground Power
- Low Voltage Cable Installs
- Hydro Vac, Directional Drilling
Please contact us for further details and pricing.
Transferring Your Electric Service
PROPERTY OWNER TO OCCUPANT
If you are a property owner and want to transfer your electric service to another occupant, the following steps will assist you with completing your transfer. We encourage you to contact us 7 – 10 business days prior to the move, so we may book the transfer.
We will fax or mail the owner of the property a Billing Agreement Form which must be completed and signed by both the owner and new occupant and returned to our office. A work order will be drawn up and an appointment set with our technicians to visit the site to read the meter on the possession date.
The site account must be in good standing in order for us to move forward with the request. A contract administration fee of $150 (+ gst), is payable upon submission of billing agreement and credit application.
PROPERTY OWNER TO PURCHASER
If you are a property owner and have sold your property, the following steps will assist you with completing your transfer.
We encourage you to contact us 7 – 10 business days prior to the move, so we may book the transfer. We will fax or mail the new owner of the property a new Service Agreement Form which must be completed and signed by the new owner and returned to our office.A work order will be drawn up and an appointment set with our technicians to visit the site to read the meter on the possession date. A contract administration fee of $50 (+ gst), will be added to the new occupants first invoice.
Whether selling or transferring your service please be prepared to provide us with the following;
Occupants or New Owner name & Current Owners name,
- Account number (Current Owner),
- Possession date,
- Forwarding address of previous occupant for any outstanding fees to be sent,
- Contact numbers for both parties.
Our support staff are always there to assist you with any questions you may have throughout the entire process.
FOR ALL OUR SAFETY
On occasion our service technicians may be required to visit your property for routine maintenance or to inspect the equipment on our power poles. In the case of a power outage due to a storm or natural disaster, a reminder that all power poles MUST remain clear of all signs or obstructions, such as bird houses or fencing. This can create an unsafe environment should the technicians need to scale the pole in an emergency.
If the technicians are unable to access the pole in a safe and timely manner, it could create delays in restoring your power.
Thank you for your co-operation!