Constructing New Service

If your service location is new (Constructing New Service), if you need more power (Upgrading Existing Service), or if you’d like to move your meter or move your existing service (Relocate Existing Service), the content below will outline these basic processes for you.

Members interested in generating a portion of their power through personal generation (referred to as net metering) should visit our "Provide Personal Generation" page.

Electronic Application for Simple Services Now Available

MEA is working to provide online application options for builders and members to initiate new construction services. Currently, only certain types of construction projects qualify for the online application process, and we are working on adding more service options to our online application portal soon. At this time, the online application process is only offered for Simple Temporary, Simple Permanent, and Simple Temporary to Permanent Services. Please to see if your construction project qualifies for the online application process.

If after answering our New Construction Questionnaire it is determined that your construction project does not fall under the Simple Service category, please contact Member Services to initiate an application for your construction project. Have questions about our DocuSign Service and signing Letters of Agreement? Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
New Construction Questionnaire
Please take the new construction questionnaire to determine if your project qualifies for our online application process.
New Construction Questionnaire
Use the Cost Estimator Tool to plan for your Project
Looking to put in power services on your property? Use our Cost Estimator Tool to get an estimate for the cost of construction.
Open Cost Estimator

Additional Information and Documents for New Power Construction Services

Members applying to construct a new service, relocate or upgrade will need to complete several documents. We do not have electronic versions of all the paperwork associated with this process currently available on our website, but we are working on providing it in the future.

Please contact MEA Member Services to request the new construction forms by calling 907-761-9300 or visit any of our open office locations.

Please note that prior to initiating a new construction work order, members must own the property on which they wish to bring service and be willing to grant MEA a Right-of-Way Easement to access the property.

New Construction Timeline – Start Your Work Order Early

In 2021, MEA is slated to install approximately 1,400 new services. Due to a large increase in demand for new services, new service work orders may take 4 to 8 weeks from start to completion. Our best recommendation is to get your work order started as early as possible, even before breaking ground on your project. Our Engineering Department can start design work and have that ready to go when it’s time for construction.

Residential Construction

Commercial Construction

Connecting Personal Renewable or Generation Systems