Applications For New Service
Broad River Electric Cooperative at all times tries to be mindful of our members’ time while providing excellent service. While we provide electrical service, the application you complete will tell us more about what you need for electrical service to be turned on.
Different types of applications and how to know which one you need:
Electrical service at a dwelling or structure which has had electricity before: Electrical Service Application
You already have electrical service, but need service at another dwelling/building in your name: Electrical Service Application
If you are applying for electrical service but would like to take part in our Pre-Pay Program, you will need to complete the following applications: Electrical Service Application + Pre-Pay Program Agreement Form
If you are seeking new service on a newly constructed structure, including houses, workshops, and manufactured homes, you will need to complete two applications. The first application required is the Electrical Service Application and the New Service with Construction application.
A good rule of thumb if you need electrical service: Start with the Electrical Service Application. All individuals should start here, with the Electrical Service Application.
One important thing to remember. Applications are for one meter only on the Broad River Electric System. If you have more than one structure on your property and they have separate meters, you will need to fill out another application. One for each meter.
Facts about Electrical Service to Newly Constructed Buildings
Newly constructed buildings or homes typically have the longest timeframe to get electrical service, as we have to work with different departments and timeframes to complete and provide you with electricity. These typically take a total of ten (10) days from the time you complete the application and are approved membership until you have the electricity to your structure.
Service installation could be delayed if you:
- Don't have an electrical inspection permit
- Don't have your meter base up when staking representative arrives
Additional factors that can delay service installation include:
- The 72-hour notice before digging, required by state, has not been given
- Right of way has not been obtained
- A permit to cross all state roadways, required by state law, has not been obtained (takes two weeks)
- Our work load is already full
- The weather is too inclement