Construction Services

Applications

Submit a request for construction services.

Apply for electric service for new construction installations, increases or relocations, or request removal of electrical facilities from a home or other building.

Description Application
Residential Construction Sign Up
Commercial Construction Sign Up
Subdivision or Apartment Site Construction Sign Up
Notice to Applicants
The default pricing plan for temporary and commercial service is GS-10. The default pricing plan for residential service is R-01. Please consult the Rates for other service plan information.

Before You Start

You will need to have the following information and references ready to complete the form. Agency contact information is also provided for your convenience.

Information

  • Official address
  • Site contact information
  • Billing contact information
  • Permit numbers
  • Building and lot numbers

References

  • Legal description
  • Site plan (for one acre parcels)
  • Electric plans (for over 200 amps)

Agency Contact Information

  • Town of Marana: 520-382-2600
  • Sahuarita: 520-822-8866
  • Manufactured Housing
    (STATE PERMIT): 602-364-1067

Main Number

520-918-8300

Fax

520-917-8794

Email

Email questions and comments to newconstreq@tep.com.

Mailing Address

Tucson Electric Power
ATTN: New Construction
PO Box 711
Mail Stop OH 202
Tucson AZ 85702

Submit an application online.

  1. Site plan and legal description of property should include:
    • Panel location
    • Preferred transformer location
  2. Electrical load plan should include:
    • One-line diagrams (for commercial projects)
    • Panel schedules, if available (for commercial projects)
    • Main panel size
    • Air conditioning size per unit
    • Motor sizes (for commercial projects)
  3. TEP mails the applicant several items including:
    • TEP preliminary design for the electrical layout
    • TEP Service Requirements Specifications (SR Book)
    • An accompanying letter from TEP will ask the applicant to submit a legal description for easement to ensure that TEP employees have adequate space to perform any necessary work. The applicant may be required to have the property surveyed to satisfy this requirement.
    • If necessary, a TEP Designer or field technician will review plans.
  4. The applicant must approve or request changes to TEP's preliminary design. Responses may be delivered via telephone, email, letter or fax.
  5. A TEP designer will prepare a final construction drawing of the electrical system. A construction drawing containing SR Book references, a construction timeline and a letter are mailed to the applicant. A copy of drawing is mailed to other utilities (if applicable).
  6. TEP sends an agreement to the applicant.
  7. The applicant sign and notarizes easements, makes payments if required and executes any agreements.
  8. Once TEP has received the easements and/or signed agreements, TEP will send "Approved for Construction" drawings and an accompanying letter to the applicant.
  9. Applicants with questions or concerns are welcome to contact a field technician prior to starting. The field technician may also schedule a Pre-Construction meeting or may provide information over the phone.
  10. In situations where an applicant has installed a duct system, the applicant must call TEP and arrange for an inspection before backfilling the trench. Any concrete encased duct must be inspected prior to and after the pouring of concrete. After backfilling, a steel mandrel will be pulled through the duct in the presence of a field technician.
  11. The applicant must frame the concrete transformer pad or purchase a pre-cast pad before called TEP for an inspection.
    • To request a power kill or access to TEP Equipment, call 520-918-8300. Calls must be made at least five working days in advance.
    • To request Blue Stake, call 811 or 1-800-STAKE-IT (800-782-5348). You must call two working days before you dig.
  12. TEP crews will install cable and pad-mounted transformers and other facilities as necessary. The applicant is responsible for the following:
    • For three-phase systems, the applicant is responsible for pulling in own service conductors. The service point of delivery is typically at the secondary terminals in the transformer.
    • For single-phase systems, the applicant is responsible for installing a service trench and conduit. In these instances TEP will install the service conductors.
    • Once this work has been completed, the applicant should call TEP for a service inspection.
  13. Before TEP crews can complete installation of service, the following contingencies MUST be met:
    • TEP passes service inspections for items that include meter sockets, connections, trenches, conduit and address labeling on panels.
    • Final clearance is received from the governmental agency.
    • All fees are paid and agreements are executed.
    • Once these requirements have been satisfied, TEP can connect service under the following guidelines:
    • For three-phase projects, TEP will tap customer's wire at the transformer and set meter on.
    • For single-phase projects, TEP will install service conductors and set meter on.

Access Appointment – An appointment that a customer sets up with TEP in order to gain access to TEP's energized equipment for completion of the customer's work, such as the installation of conduit to an existing transformer. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 520-918-8300.

Construction Drawing – Detailed blueprints showing electrical layout for the project.

Crews – TEP's crews typically consist of 3 to 4 Journeyman Linemen/Cablemen.

Designer – A TEP employee responsible for the design of electrical facilities and technical questions for three-phase projects.

Field Technician – A TEP employee who performs inspections prior to the installation of TEP facilities. Field technicians also may be responsible for the design of electrical facilities and technical questions for single-phase projects under the direction of a Designer.

Line Work – The installation of TEP facilities such as poles, transformers, junction boxes and line extensions. Line work requires consultation with a TEP field technician or Designer. The customer is typically billed for line extension work at a per-foot rate.

Power Kill – A TEP Troubleman or Crew will disconnect power to a customer's meter so that the customer can complete their work. After the customer has completed work on the customer's property and a governmental clearance has been received by TEP, a Troubleman or Crew will return and reconnect power to the meter. Power kills must be scheduled ahead of time by calling (520) 918-8300.

Service Work – Any overhead or underground conductor work preformed from the service entrance of a home to a TEP pole or transformer to TEP facilities. A flat service installation fee is typically charged to the customer for this work.

TEP – Tucson Electric Power Company