Standard area lighting

Standard area lighting is available for customers to light public and private property. Fixtures are installed on existing wood utility poles.


In many cases, lights can be installed on existing We Energies poles with an affordable up-front charge. If an existing utility pole is not present, a new pole and fixture can be installed as a "nonstandard" light.

Outdoor lighting is connected directly to the We Energies distribution system. Meters are not installed because energy use can be accurately calculated based on the constant wattage and control by photocells. Lighting cannot be disconnected/reconnected throughout the year.


Lighting agreement terms and monthly charges are set up based upon the estimated cost of the equipment, maintenance and energy consumed and do not vary from month to month. Installation charges are separate and will be quoted prior to work being done. If preferred, a separate lighting account can be created for you.

Other considerations

If you want lights removed prior to satisfaction of the initial agreement term, you will be responsible for a removal charge.

We can increase or decrease the wattage of your light by replacing the luminaire, but there will be an associated cost if the initial term of the agreement has not been satisfied.

For a rental property, the agreement must be signed by the property owner. The owner may choose to make arrangements for a tenant to reimburse the monthly cost, but we cannot directly bill a tenant.