About Start/Upgrade Electric Service Project
Building a new home? Changing or upgrading your current electric service? We’re available to help throughout the process, but here’s a place to start.
Getting Started is Simple
To request new residential electric service, there’s a few easy steps to follow.
Initiate a new project by filling out a new project form.
Work with Clark Public Utilities to develop a new electric service design
- The project must be approved by the utility before the project begins
Call 811 two days before you or your contractor plans to trench or excavate.
- All local utilities will visit the job site and mark existing underground cables and lines at no extra charge.
Install approved secondary cables and materials that meet Clark Public Utilities standards and are approved for use
- See Residential Handbook for details
Discuss any changes to the design with your Clark Public Utilities residential planner
- Variances from the original design will not be connected without prior approval from a utility representative.
Once your service has been approved, backfill the trench.
Did You Know?
All new and upgraded secondary electrical work requires an electrical work permit and inspection by either the City of Vancouver or the Washington Department of labor and Industries.
Ready for us to help? Let us know what you need and we can schedule your job.
Temporary Service for Building
During residential construction, a temporary electric service can be installed at the site.
Approved Contractor List
Find an high voltage installation contractors or energy efficiency contractor participating in the utility’s Contractor Network.
Current Electric Fees
Here’s a list of current fees and charges for new or upgraded electric service.