No Existing Facilities Need Temporary Service Chronological Process Guide

To avoid delays and possible extra costs, please make sure that your application package (items below) is as complete and accurate as possible. It's best to submit your application to us when you apply for your building permit. This is also a good time to contact other utilities (phone and cable TV) and apply for service with them.

Once you have read this page, go back to read about the steps you need to establish electric service or
electric and gas service
.

 



Temporary Electric Chronological Action Step Customer Utility
Provides sufficient notice of intent to build, and makes formal application with Utility. Large projects tend to require longer lead times

Use the appropriate application from the list below to tell us about your basic service needs, such as the electric appliances or equipment that you plan to install, the project's location, construction timing and contact information.

New Business Project Information Form

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Provides credit or security information

If you are a new customer to NV Energy you may have to provide a deposit to establish new service. If you are an existing customer with good credit history, simply refer to your existing service address when our customer service department contacts you regarding deposits.

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Provides required information including engineering design drawings to begin Utility design stage. These drawings must be submitted at the time application is made and must include:

Provides required information including engineering design drawings to begin Utility design stage. These drawings must be submitted at the time application is made and must include:

  • Site plan showing preferred temporary electric meter locations. See SPPCO Std # Volume 17 sections 2 and section 3.
  • Electric load requirements (single phase/three phase requirements in amps)
  • Construction schedule
  • Provide CAD diskette
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Pays engineering advance so Utility can begin design

Depending on the scope of your project, an engineering advance may be required. The engineering advance covers our expenses for revisions to, or cancellations of, service requests. When your project is complete, we will either refund the deposit to you or credit it against the job. Project deposits are also required for any preliminary cost estimates that you may request. A breakdown by scope of project can be found on the service application.

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Obtains all necessary permits from the appropriate inspection authority

Building permits for your construction project as well as your temporary installation are required from the local City or County authority having jurisdiction in your area. It’s a good idea to determine who that authority is and contact them to discuss any permitting required when you make application with the Utility.

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Reviews service entrance section drawings for approval (if applicable)

Any panel size 400 amps or greater will require manufacturer’s shop drawings be submitted to NV Energy for review. Please contact your local NV Energy design office if you plan on a panel larger than 200 amps for specific requirements.

 
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Determines service route

Nevada Public Utility Commission rules state that NV Energy must install electric facilities along the shortest, most practical route. If you want another route because of aesthetic or other non-financial reasons, you'll normally pay the extra cost.

If we need to install poles and power lines, we'll need a clear path on your property. You or one of our contractors can trim or remove trees at your expense before construction begins. The path around the power lines will need to stay clear in the future, too, for safety and access. Always think of the size of your trees at maturity, so plant the right tree in the right place. Consult a licensed arborist, a nursery or us for suggestions on appropriate trees.

 
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Engineers the electrical system up to the customer’s meter location

We must install all electric meters to meet certain clearance standards and be readily accessible for reading and maintenance.

 
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Specifies the trench (if applicable) and equipment locations
 
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Prepares construction design

Nevada Public Utility Commission rules state that NV Energy must install electric facilities along the shortest, most practical route. If you want another route because of aesthetic or other non-financial reasons, you'll normally pay the extra cost.

NV Energy identifies costs, prepares construction drawings, orders critical materials with long lead-times, and coordinates your service engineering with other utilities.

NV Energy will design the project in accordance with the tariff schedules and NV Energy standards and practices, while meeting all governmental requirements.

NV Energy will accommodate your design requests whenever possible. Your UDC must approve all design revisions.

Standards that apply to temporary service installations can be found at OT0001M and UT0001M for your portion of the utility construction.

NV Energy designs are “preliminary” at this stage and contingent on obtaining government approval, permits and easements, if required.

 
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Prepares proposal letter and mails to customer

Once your designer has established the method of service he will prepare design drawings as needed and prepare a letter explaining responsibilities for you.

 
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Provides acceptable easements on his property. Additional easements may be required on adjacent properties

Rights-of-way may be needed for service to your project, depending on the length and location of the service route. If so, you may be asked to contact your neighbors when the rights-of-way are needed from them. NV Energy will prepare the appropriate documents and get the needed signatures. For many projects, securing a right-of-way could be the single biggest factor in arranging for the shortest, least expensive route for electric lines to your project. Your good relations with your neighbors can help!

NV Energy will prepare all easements and required permits needed from federal, state and local agencies. We will also prepare private property easement documents (third party). Executed documents will need to be obtained prior to construction.

Please note that acquisition of Bureau of Land Management and NDOT Permits may require up to 18+ months.

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May need to pay a non-refundable cash advance for NV Energy construction.

We need to receive all payments, and rights-of-way, before we can schedule your project for construction. How quickly you return your advance directly affects the timing of your project.

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Prepares easement documents for pole line extension (if required)
 
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Obtains signed easements from adjacent property owners for pole line extension (if required)
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Stakes pole line (if applicable)
 
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Stakes the trench (if applicable) and equipment locations. Volume 17 section 3 and section 7.
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Calls 811 to identify any existing underground utilities Volume 17 section 1
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Provides the trench (if applicable) per NV Energy design. Volume 17 section 3 and section 7.
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Inspects the trench. Approves if per NV Energy design
 
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Provides conduit, pull tape, equipment pads, and any other required substructures. OT0001M and UT0001M
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Inspects conduit and substructures. Approves if per NV Energy specs.
 
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Schedules crew(s) for construction of its facilities
 
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Schedules meter panel inspection with local governing agency. (Provide 48 HR notice.)

You or your electrician will need to have the appropriate City or County agency with jurisdiction inspect your temporary electric panel prior to any meter set.

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Obtains City or County electrical approval (panel OK)

Inspections on your service panel are required by the state, or by a city or county building department, we must receive approval from that agency before we can set a meter. The address provided to NV Energy and the address provided to the building department must match exactly.

Many building departments relay this information to us at the end of each business day. If you call us on the same day of your inspection, we most likely will not have a record of the inspection yet.

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Receives a City or County approval
 
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Sets a meter and energizes the service. Only authorized NV Energy employees shall energize a service. Volume 17 section 8
 
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