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Building A Home?

Your New House Plans

Each year many Islanders build the homes of their dreams. Maritime Electric would like to help make your new home project a success. By contacting Maritime Electric early in the planning process and telling us what electrical services you will require, we can plan and schedule the work so you have these services when you need them.

Criteria For Setting Up a New Service

Planning to inquire about our new build electrical service? The following are the questions we will ask to fulfill your new build service needs.
  • Is this your first contact with our office?
  • Do you have power service with us now?
  • What name should the power go in?
  • Who will be paying the charges?
  • Who is your electrician?
  • How soon are you looking for service?
  • What is the location of the service?
  • Is the lot staked where the building will be?
  • Is the temporary service on site yet?
  • Will you need both temporary and permanent service?
  • Facing the property, what side will the mast or wall mount be on?
  • What type of service are you setting up today?
  • Are you going to have electric heat? 100 or 200 amp service? Single or 3 phase?
  • Is there power running by the site now? If so, approximately how far away is it?
  • Are you having overhead or underground power lines?
  • Do you have property tax number or parcel number? If so, what is it?
  • Please note depending on your paying history you may need to make a deposit
  • Our representative will provide you a work order number. This work order number will be your and your contractor's reference number to request information or complete the service for the project.

Helpful Hints
  • Call a Maritime Electric Customer Service Representative early into the construction planning process.
  • Always use the name under which your new account will be set up. This will prevent duplications and result in a more efficient planning effort.
  • An accurate description of the location of the construction is essential. This should include the street address and lot number. If in a rural area, please provide a civic address.

Ask your Electrician

Know the Answer to the following Questions! Your electrician can help answer them:
  • Will you need both temporary and permanent service?
  • Is there a power line currently running by the site?
  • How far is the site from the power line?
  • What size of electrical entrance are you planning?
  • Are you planning to have underground facilities?
  • Have your electrical contractor arrange for a "Wiring Permit" through the Electrical Inspection Division of the Department of Community Affairs. For safety reasons, Maritime Electric requires the approved wiring permit to schedule your service for connection.

Maximum Time Frames

Upon the completion of the required documents and procedures by Maritime Electric, your electrical service will be constructed within these (maximum) time frames:

Service Working Days
New Service  15
Temporary Service for Construction Purposes  10
Changing Temporary Service to Permanent Service  12
Line Extensions  30


Temporary Service Connection: A Temporary Service Connection is set up so your contractor has a power source to build the house

Permanent Service Connection: Once your construction is completed, the temporary service is then connected permanently to the site. This transfer is called a temporary to permanent service connection.