Design and permits

Preliminary design

If a preliminary design of the distribution system is needed for municipal plat approval, or other development design reasons, we can provide a general layout of the system. The preliminary design could change based on updated or revised development plans, development progress changes or delays, or for internal planning or reliability reasons.

A preliminary design should not be considered the final installation route. The design is based on the current working plat that you or your engineering firm submit to us and is subject to change based on, but not limited to, updates or revisions to the plat, municipality requirements and review of our planning and reliability group.

Any preliminary cost provided at this time is preliminary. A construction loan or lot costs should not be based on this estimate. Final cost for the development will be included with the final development design.

You may incur delays in installation and design of the planned distribution system if we do not receive plat revisions from you or your engineering firm, which can cause design changes affecting us and our joint use utility partners (local cable TV and phone company).

You also may incur additional costs due to route and easement changes based on the preliminary design. Affidavits of correction are not our responsibility should they be a municipality requirement.

The final design will be submitted to you when you receive your invoice for installation costs and customer letter, which also will require an authorization signature on the sketch to approve the installation route.


We obtain all federal, state and local permits necessary for installing electric and/or natural gas distribution to your development. Obtaining permits typically takes several weeks or more. We are unable to begin work before receiving all permits.