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We have a variety of resources to help contractors and homebuilders get started designing and building construction projects.
getting started
Whether you’re a homebuilder or contractor working on a commercial, industrial or government project, we’ve got tools to help you get started.
 
  1. Need power?
  2. Complete the project requirements application outlining the project information we need to create an electrical design.

  3. Submit the application to your customer service representative.
  4. Review and submit the letters, agreements and forms that apply to your project 

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designing a project
All construction projects have certain design elements in common, but each has its own set of challenges, too.
 
For the design and construction process to flow smoothly, both the company and the customer must complete their tasks properly and on time. To avoid delays and possible extra costs, please make sure that your application packages is as complete and accurate as possible. It's best to submit your application to us when you apply for your building permit. This is also a good time to contact other utilites (phone and cable TV) and apply for service with them. Adequate time must be provided in your construction schedule for APS's allocation of materials, scheduling of crews and for you to complete your position of APS facilities.​
 
Chronological action steps
  1. Contact your customer service representative for specific fee information.
  2. Review our site ready checklist.
Is your site ready for installation of electric facilities?
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  • lot lines and corners are staked
  • all customer installed underground facilities (i.e. sprinklers, well water lines, septic tanks, retention areas, etc.) are located
  • underground facilities are staked within 2 feet of their location along the cable route
  • underground cable route is cleared of obstructions
  • grade stakes are set along the route, marked to indicate the final grade
  • cable route is filled in or cut to within 6” of final grade
  1. Find out about outdoor lighting requirements including streetlight installations, rates and our leased lighting program.
  2. Consider the location and size of the plants used in your landscaping design. Newly planted trees may appear to have adequate clearance from an overhead power line, but they can grow into the lines and cause power outages.

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​installing electrical service
  1. Review the specifications for conduit installation.​
     
  2. Contact your customer service representative to schedule an inspection of the trench and conduit.
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Before we connect power for a service entrance section, the city or county must complete an electrical inspection. Once they submit clearance and you apply for service, we’ll activate your meter within 24 hours.
 
If the service entrance section is 400 Amp or above, call us at 602-371-7353 (metro Phoenix) to schedule a meter panel inspection.
 
  1. At least 2 working days before you dig, grade or excavate, contact the Arizona Blue Stake Center to have all underground pipelines and facilities marked.

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