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Whether you're building a home or planning an entire subdivision, Farmers can help you prepare for the unique power requirements your project presents. Get the basics here, and contact us when you’re ready to discuss your new construction in detail.
Once we receive your application, one of our stakers will contact you to set up an appointment at the construction site. During this meeting, the staker will provide you with a Field Engineering Report. This report will list the pre-construction requirements you will need to complete before Farmers can provide you with service. Note: In the upper left corner of the report, you will see a Work Order Number. Please make sure you have this number on hand whenever you contact the cooperative regarding the project.
After the meeting with the staker, you’ll receive an invoice for the Aid-To-Construction fees by mail, fax, or e-mail. The invoice can be paid with cash, check, or credit card.
After all of the pre-construction requirements have been met and the fees have been paid, the work order is released for construction. Normal lead times during these periods range from 10 to 14 business days from the date your work order is released to construction scheduling.
Construction scheduling can be delayed by certain circumstances, such as:
Ground conditions after substantial rain or ice
Peak construction season
Renewable Generation allows for members who utilize alternative power sources to receive benefits such as tax incentives. Download the PDF Renewable Generation and learn more.
Farmers requires its members to be responsible for providing all material (except the meter base) and labor for installing and maintaining meter loops. We also strongly recommend that you make contact with a Farmers field engineer before a meter pole is purchased or set. The location of the meter loop and meter pole must be in a location mutually acceptable to the member and the cooperative. Moving or tampering with any flagged or marked material used to indicate our line extension is strictly prohibited, and can result in extra charges for re-staking.