Whether you’re building a single-family home or a skyscraper, every construction site needs temporary electrical service to get the job done.
There are numerous things on your to-do list and you’re under a strict deadline. Understanding the steps for setting up temporary power will help get you up and running more quickly. Here’s what you should know:
1) Request temporary electrical service at your site.
a. Request an ESI ID (location identification number) for your temporary electric service from your Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU).
b. Here’s a handy list of Texas TDUs with links and phone numbers.
2) Contact TXU Energy or your electricity provider to request install of a temporary electric service pole at your construction site.
a. The install date should sync with your city or county’s electrical inspection completion date, which you’ll request separately.
3) Want underground power?
a. Submit a request for underground electric service installation to your TDU.
- You’re responsible for verifying the path for trenching is clear and that private utilities are marked or exposed.
- This should take between seven and 10 days.
4) Call your electricity provider for a permanent meter request.
a. Once we receive your city inspection, we’ll prioritize hitting your requested date.
- The request will be held pending city inspection for a maximum of 20 days.
- If the inspection is not complete during that time, you’ll have to submit a new request.
5) Finally, let us know when to remove temporary power from your location. This should only take around three days.
Making it easier
Count on your dedicated TXU Energy team to help get your construction temporary and permanent service up and running, quickly and efficiently. No matter what kind of project you’re building or for how long, we can power it.