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Procedures/Requirements for Residential Service

1. Contact Oakdale Electric Cooperative:


  • Obtain all the necessary permits/requirements from the municipality.
  • Setup an appointment with a field engineer for an on-site visit with the member or the contractor representing them.
  • Provide information about the building plans and location of the property.
  • All new members are subject to identity verification and credit assessment. The member will need to provide their address, Social Security Number and Date of Birth. A consumer deposit may be required before the service is energized.


2. On-Site Visit:


  • The engineer will define options to extend the electric service.
  • Determine the cost of building the service based on current charges.


3. Forms and Service Requirements:



  • Membership Application - to complete, sign, and return.
  • Line Extension Policy - to sign and return.
  • Easement - provide OEC the legal description of the site with a copy of the Warranty Deed or certified survey map. The property owners must sign and have their signatures notarized. Return the completed from to OEC.
  • Per municipality - submit a Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) Wiring Certificate, which the inspector will provide or submit a completed affidavit.


  • Meter Applications/Requirements
  • Meter sockets must have a bypass and if the meter equipment is an underground residential socket it must be a minimum of 200 Amps.
  • Service must be wired per National Electric Code.
  • Notify OEC when socket is ready. Be sure proposed route is clear of all obstructions.
  • Construction fees and ALL paperwork must be returned to OEC before scheduling construction.
  • Electric service will be installed if the grade and landscaping is within 6 inches of final grade.
  • The party responsible for digging will need to contact Digger's Hotline.
  • Expose any private facilities in the flagged path (i.e.; septic system, member's underground cable).
  • If applicable - the member should contact the telephone company to initiate their phone service, OEC may contact them to coordinate joint burial.


4. Completion:


  • The actual completion time varies depending on such factors as current work load, complexity of the service installation and weather conditions.
  • When the meter is set and energized the service charges will begin.


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