Typical Construction Charges for New Services

Single phase service to permanent residence or commercial building. Overhead and Underground Line Extension:

  • $50.00 Administration Fee
  • $550.00 Contribution in Aid to Construction (Covers first 100 feet of construction)
  • $4.00 per foot beyond the first 100 feet

 

Single phase service to fencers, telephone peds, wells, unoccupied sheds and other similar loads. Overhead and Underground Line Extension:

  • $50.00 Administration Fee
  • $550.00 Contribution in Aid to Construction or Actual Construction cost, whichever is greater

 

Three Phase Service. Overhead and Underground Line Extension:

  • $50.00 Administration Fee
  • $1500.00 Contribution in Aid to Construction
  • $1500.00 Transformer fee
  • $7.00 per foot starting at 0 feet

Temporary Service Charge:

  • Temporary Service charge of $75.00 where 120/240 volts is available. A member may request a temporary service in the event they have a billing account established. The member shall furnish all secondary wire to the transformer bushing unless otherwise agreed to. In addition, the member shall supply a meter socket and provide the Cooperative with a Request for Inspection affidavit.
  • Temporary Service charge of $200.00 plus the estimated cost of installation and removal of all facilities necessary to connect to 120/240 volts source where 120/240 volts is NOT available. 

Winter Charges:

Additional charges are necessary per foot if the new service is constructed between October 15th and April 1st and snow or frost conditions are encountered that result in inordinate increase in time or equipment use while carrying out the construction. These charges can be avoided by providing a trench dug to the proper depth and the cooperative personnel on site during the backfill process or by delaying the construction of the new service until frost and snow will no longer hinder construction efforts. When frost conditions warrant, Stearns reserves the right to postpone the construction activity until such time the work can be accomplished without damage to its equipment.

 

PLEASE NOTE: :  In addition to the normal single or three phase line extension charge, an Applicant/Developer will be required to pay for any road crossings, directional boring, additional conduits, or permits related to the construction of the electric service. The charges for these items will be based upon the actual cost.  New Services are subject to Winter Construction fees and Temporary Service fees as detailed above

 

For Questions Contact:

Stearns Electric Engineering/Operations Coordinator

Phone: (320) 256-4241 or Toll-free: (800) 962-0655

Fax: (320) 256-3618