Electric Service Construction

Process for a construction of a new electric service or changes to an existing electric service.

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Whether you are building a new home or upgrading an existing service, it is important to communicate with us while in the planning stages. The process for requesting electric service construction is outlined below. Please contact us at 218-463-1543 or 888-847-8840 or visit our office at 1107 3rd Street NE in Roseau, and we will be happy to assist you with this process or answer any questions.
electric service construction requirements
The process for a construction of a new electric service or requesting changes to an existing electric service are outlined below.
  • Step 1: Complete the Membership Application (if required) and return to: Roseau Electric Cooperative, 1107 3rd Street NE, Roseau, MN 56751, email to rec@roseauelectric.coop, or fax to 218-463-3713.
  • Step 2: Refer to the New Service/Service Improvement Guidelines listed below. These must be completed prior to scheduling your electric service construction.
  • Step 3: Pay fees - Deposit (if required) and Construction Contribution.
electric service construction guidelines
Complete a membership application

It's easy to start the membership application process. If you are not currently a member of Roseau Electric Cooperative, you will need to complete a membership application. Please contact our office:

By Phone: Call our friendly Customer Service representatives Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 218-463-1543 or 888-847-8840. You will receive a membership form via mail, email or text to complete and return to the cooperative.

In Person: Our office is located at 1107 3rd Street NE, Roseau. Walk-in office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A calculated security deposit (if applicable) is due prior to construction.

Complete a right-of-way easement

Right-of-way easements give Roseau Electric Cooperative permission to install and maintain electrical equipment on your property. The easement is created by Roseau Electric Cooperative and must be signed and notarized by all affected property owners.

Please provide a copy of the property warranty deed or Reservation/Tribal Land assignment that includes the landowners' names and a legal description of the property. (Tax statements or abstract will not be accepted.)

** If you are requesting changes to your existing electric service, contact our office to determine if an updated easement is required.

Call to schedule a staking appointment

Once you have completed the above steps, you are ready to schedule a staking appointment.

Note: Roseau Electric will need to know where other utilities are/will be located. The homeowner or contractor must be available to meet with the staking technician.

Call 218-463-1543 or 888-847-8840 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to schedule a staking appointment.

Pay electric service construction charges

* Charges for construction are quoted by the staking technician after your staking appointment and are good for the current construction year only.

Single-phase service:

  • New service
  • $400 minimum plus $4.00 per foot ($6.00 per foot Northwest Angle)
  • Service improvement
  • $1,000 minimum or $3.00 per foot - whichever is greater
  • Any charges in addition to the minimum Contribution-in-Aid will be determined at the time of staking.

Three-phase and non-standard services:

  • Contribution-in-Aid will be determined after the staking appointment with our technician.

Contribution-in-Aid to construction: CIAC covers a portion of the costs associated with the service construction, such as the initial application, recording fee, staking appointment, etc.

Schedule your electric service construction

Upon completion of the above steps, construction of your electric service will be scheduled.

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construction terms & conditions
  • It is the customer's responsibility to show the cooperative the location of all existing private underground lines. All markers need to be intact when construction happens. Any water lines buried deeper than 48 inches do not have to be exposed. The cooperative is not responsible for damages to private lines such as cable TV, satellite, private electrical, water, well, sewer, telephone, gas, lift station pump lines, underground dog fences or sprinkler system lines.
  • Applicants will pay for the cost of all permits and/or grant of easements required for this electric service and will help obtain easements necessary to construct the line.
  • This type of work will be done as construction crews are available. Emergencies, such as outages, maintenance, road moves and other necessary line construction will have priority over construction of services.
  • All construction cost quotes are valid for the current construction season, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
  • Services are energized at the time of construction. Billing for the monthly facilities charge will begin once a new service has been built. The facilities charge will be billed according to the current rate structure regardless of any energy used.

Building a new home?

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Let Roseau help you!

One of the many decisions you will make when building your new home includes your heating system. It’s easy to budget your mortgage, but it can be difficult to predict what your utility costs will be.
  • Bring your detailed plans to Roseau Electric and let our energy experts complete a comprehensive heat loss calculation of your new home.
  • We will assist you by providing options for different heating systems to help you save money on your heating bills.
  • Receive an annual estimate of what it will cost to heat your home based on various systems and fuel types.
  • We will work with you to take advantage of all available rebates as well.
A good heating system should combine comfort and value to keep your heating costs low and your new home warm.

Contact our Energy Services department at 218-463-1543 or 888-847-8840 to learn more!

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Find a contractor

Roseau Electric Cooperative works with contractors from across its service area, from electrical, HVAC, plumbing and building. You will find a listing of various contractors below that participate in Roseau Electric's contractors program.

Electrical inspectors

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Electrical inspections

Any time you or an electrician performs wiring or other electrical work at your home, farm or business, Minnesota state law requires a state electrical inspector to conduct a proper inspection of the work.  The state of Minnesota has high wiring standards, which are in the best interest of you, your family and your employees.
Below is a list of electrical inspectors covering the area served by Roseau Electric. They can be reached by phone Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Polk County: George Stage, 218-284-1083
  • Northwest Angle, Marshall, Pennington and Roseau counties and parts of Beltrami County: Ronald Ditsch, 651-368-2195
  • Lake of the Woods County: Curt Collier, 218-966-5070

Locating private facilities

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Contact our line department

If you have private facilities that you would like to have located, you may contact Roseau Electric's line department at 218-463-1543, and our locators will locate your private facilities for a fee. Our experienced crew can help you with all your directional drilling needs for water and sewer lines, sprinkler systems, underground power lines and more.

Rebates and incentives

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Residential rebates

Please contact our Energy Services department for information on requirements for off-peak heating, cooling, water heating and other incentives at 218-463-1543. For a complete list of available residential & commercial rebates, click here.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) space heating: $75/kW
  • Dual Fuel electric heating: $25/kW (electric heat that requires alternate fuel back-up)
  • 16 SEER or less air-source heat pump: $450/ton
  • 17 SEER or greater air-source heat pump: $650/ton
  • Supplemental heating for air-source heat pump: $500/unit (Steffes furnace or modulating plenum heater)
  • Geothermal heat pump (closed loop): $400/ton ($5,000 max)
  • Bonus rebate: GHP on off-peak program: $250/ton
  • Geothermal heat pump (open loop): $200/ton ($2,500 max)
  • Bonus rebate: GHP on off-peak program: $250/ton
  • Tune-up for central air or air-source heat pump: $25/unit
Water Heating
(Water heaters must be connected to REC's load management program to qualify)
  • 55 gallon or less: $250
  • 56-99 gallon: $500
  • 100 gallon or greater: $800
  • Bonus rebate for new building construction: $100
  • Bonus rebate for conversion of existing non-electric water heater: $250
  • Programmable thermostat: up to $25 (50% of purchase price)
  • Smart thermostat: Up to $50 (50% of purchase price)
Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Level 2 or Level 3 charger: $100/kW