Installation readiness


Electric distribution

Electric facility construction can begin after the following items are completed to make the development ready for installation. We need a minimum three-week installation window.

What you do

  • Complete brushing in the area where electric distribution facilities will be installed.
  • Install all lot corner pipes throughout development.
  • Prepare development within four inches of final grade and send us a signed grade certification form.
  • Clear construction route of all construction materials, equipment, top soil piles and rocks.
  • Mark all privately owned underground facilities (tanks, wells, etc.) with paint or stakes.
  • Provide us with a final plat or a copy of the preliminary plat approved by local approval agency as well as county approval agency.
  • Invite us to your pre-construction meeting.

What we do

  • Ensure all federal, state and local permits are received for construction.
  • Ensure all necessary easements are obtained.
  • Schedule delivery of electric distribution materials to construction site.
  • Schedule construction crews.
  • Complete final coordination with telephone and cable TV companies for joint installations if applicable.
  • Participate in development’s pre-construction meeting.

Natural gas distribution

Natural gas facility construction can begin after the following items are completed. We need a minimum three-week installation window.

What you do

  • Contact your We Energies representative to determine development status requirements for curb and gutter installation, backfill and rough grade to back of curb.
  • Complete sewer and water construction installation.
  • Shape and form all ditches within development.
  • Complete reference point controls:
    • Lot corner marking throughout development.
    • Center line marking for all roads where natural gas facilities are being installed.
  • Prepare development within four to six inches of final grade.
  • Make sure no top soil is laid.
  • Make sure sidewalks are not installed.
  • Invite us to your pre-construction meeting.

What we do

  • Keep you informed of curb and gutter requirements at your development.
  • Ensure all federal, state and local permits are received for construction.
  • Ensure all necessary easements are obtained.
  • Schedule delivery of natural gas distribution materials to construction site.
  • Schedule construction crews.
  • Participate in development’s pre-construction meeting.