When to apply:

If you are planning to construct a new facility that requires electricity, please review VEC’s Electric Service Requirements Manual. VEC recommends that requests for new service or changes to existing service be made as far in advance as possible.

Because new service may require easements and/or special construction permits and in some cases, public hearings or regulatory review, we urge new members to contact VEC well in advance of commencing construction to ensure that electric service will be available when it is needed.

VEC can provide temporary service to supply power for construction sites or for other short term uses.  Prospective members seeking temporary service should consult with the VEC Engineering Department regarding availability and cost. In general, the cost of a line extension and the cost to install and remove the temporary service must be paid before a temporary service is installed.

Existing services may require changes as a result of additional load installed by a member. Because VEC's facilities are normally designed to meet the member's electricity demand requirement at the time of initial service, additional load should not be connected until VEC has been notified. 

In situations where a significant amount of new load will be added by a member, VEC may have to install larger service equipment or undertake additional construction (often at the member's expense) to accommodate the demand increase.  As in the case of a new service, members should notify VEC as far in advance as possible to ensure that the required service upgrade will be available when it is needed.

How to apply:

Existing or prospective members requesting electric service or service upgrades are required to complete the appropriate following forms:

All applications for electric service should include a service layout designating the proposed location of buildings, additions, and property lines and indicating the preferred location of the service entrance equipment. However, the final design and site plan for electrical service will be at the discretion of Vermont Electric Co-op.

Easements

If any VEC owned infrastructure (poles, wires, vaults) will be located on your property (or neighbor’s property) as a result of this service then an easement giving VEC the right to access the property to maintain the equipment is required. VEC needs the following:

  • A completed easement information checklist
  • Deed to your property (all pages including Book and Page #) and list of all property owners adjoining your property
  • If crossing neighbor’s property---Deed to your neighbor’s property (all pages including Book and Page #) and List of all property owners  adjoining your neighbor’s property.

Individual Specification Drawings

Description

Drawing Number

50 Foot ROW

010

30 Foot ROW

011

Clearance around a padmount

012

Overhead service

101

Mast overhead service

102

Underground service - Pole

201 (Page 1)

Underground service - Padmount

201 (Page 2)

Pole metering

202

Trench cross section

203

Typical meter pedestal - Pole

204 (Page 1)

Typical meter pedestal - Padmount

204 (Page 2)

Typical meter pedestal – Current Transformer Meter

205

Typical multiple meter - Pedestal

206

Typical temporary service - Pedestal

301

Typical temporary service - Underground

302 (Page 1)

Typical temporary to permanent underground service

302 (Page 2)

Typical temporary service - Pole

303

Clearance between electric meters and L.P. or Natural Gas equipment

401

Typical switching of customers emergency supply

402 (Page 1)

Typical switching of customers emergency supply – alternate connection

402 (Page 2)

Generation in parallel with utility system non-net metering with energy sales contract

403

Generation in parallel with utility system non-net metering with peak shaving

404

Generation in parallel with utility system net metering with recommended connection

405

Generation in parallel with utility system net metering with alternate connection - 1

406

Generation in parallel with utility system net metering with alternate connection - 2

407

Generation in parallel with utility system net metering with generation meter

408

Generation in parallel with utility system net metering with generation meter - page two  

408 (Page 2)

Single Phase installation 3 wire 1 phase and network

602

Self-contained polyphase installation

603

Transformer rated metering installation with instrument transformer enclosure

604

Trenching and conduit depths for primary extensions

605

Service extension with insufficient burial depth

701

Primary underground system

702

Primary underground system - drainage

703

Typical bollard detail

710

Vault guarding with bollards

711

Mobile Home - Stubpost

740

Mobile Home – Meter on Pole

741