How to Obtain Electric Service
To obtain electric service within the service area of Huntsville Utilities Electric Department, which is generally limited to the Madison County Line, contact Huntsville Utilities Electric Department Engineering Services Section at 256-535-1315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Huntsville Utilities Commercial and Industrial Services at 256-535-1317 or email email@example.com. The following preliminary information will be required:
1. Address of property
2. Location/Vicinity Map (if a proposed development or redevelopment)
3. Owner’s name and type of development
4. Contact name and phone number
In most cases, particularly for new construction, before service can be provided or cost estimates prepared, the following additional information must also be provided:
5. Site plan showing utility easement details
6. Detailed load information
7. Topographic map with clearly labeled elevations
8. Detailed panel plans (where applicable)
9. Reproducible copy of Plat (for subdivisions)
The Huntsville Utilities Electric Department Engineering Services Section will determine the availability of electric service, the costs associated with the provision of electric service and any special requirements which may apply. Such special requirements may include additional facilities, easements, special agreements or contracts, annexation or other items, and any additional forms or contracts will be supplied to the Owner or his representatives by the Electric Engineering Services section.
For any new non-residential construction within the City of Huntsville, the Contractor must acquire a Building Permit. Also, a thirty (30) day Temporary Letter can be obtained by the Contractor for Temporary Electric Release from the Inspection Department. Upon construction completion the Owner or Tenant of the building will need a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) before service becomes permanent.
Increasing the Load at an Existing Electric Service
If the load or demand at an existing electric meter is to be increased, contact should be made with the Huntsville Utilities Electric Department Engineering Services Section at 256-535-1315 or Huntsville Utilities Commercial and Industrial Services at 256-535-1317. Additional deposits, meters and service line installation may be required, depending upon the changes being made. The Commercial and Industrial Representative (256-535-1317) can answer questions concerning additional deposits once adequate information is provided to determine the additional electric service requirements.
Relocating an Existing Meter
To have an existing meter relocated, contact Huntsville Utilities Electric Engineering Services Department at 256-535-1315. A fee will be charged based upon the extent of the work required, which will be determined by the engineering representative at Huntsville Utilities.