Total project duration typically takes three to six months. Weather, permits, and the scope of your project can all impact the time frame of installing and connecting service. Please visit Planning Your Project for tips on how to keep your project on track.
Note: It can take up to 3 business days to process your application.
FastApp is our online application tool that offers the quickest and most effective way to apply for new service. Customers who use FastApp are invited to build an online profile, which makes it easier to create service applications for all services we offer, saving you time. To learn how to get started, download our helpful PDF guide or view our instructional video.
Before you apply, you'll need to gather information based on your project site:
The address of the project establishes a billing account and the installation location. This address is provided by the local governing authority and will match the inspection release for your new meter.
Please note: It is important to include all unit numbers that have been determined. If not assigned, note the amount of units on the application and submit application(s) for each unit once determined.
It is important we understand who is responsible for the account once the meter is set as well as the contact for the construction project. We will use the primary contact's email address provided in the application to send project updates. If you wish to include others in communication, please specify this on the application.
The electric and/or natural gas load allows us to determine equipment size. You may need to work with an electrician or plumber to determine your service size needs.
Please note: Missing information could potentially delay application processing.
To ensure electric and natural gas facilities are placed in a safe and reliable location, we need to understand the layout of your project. Please submit a site plan or development plat with your application. Visit our Site Requirements page to obtain equipment clearances and standards of installation.
On top of new electric and/or natural gas service, your project may require additional services such as temporary service or outdoor lighting. Please make sure to request additional services at the time of application.
Please note: Any additional meters, such as an irrigation meter, may require a separate application.
If your project requires installation of outdoor lighting, please submit an application and work with your assigned Xcel Energy representative on full requirements, restrictions, and potential cost.
We'll move your residential overhead electric lines underground safely and properly. Please submit an application and work with your assigned Xcel Energy representative on full requirements, restrictions, and potential cost.
If you need electric or natural gas service for a limited time, either on a construction site or for an event, please see the Xcel Energy Standard for Electric Installation and Use Manual for more information on installation requirements.
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