Member Services

Construction

Whether you're building a home or planning an entire subdivision, Farmers can help you prepare for the unique power requirements your project presents. Get the basics here, and contact us when you’re ready to discuss your new construction in detail.

Construction

New Construction Residential

  1. To establish service for your new construction project, please complete the
    Application for New Service and provide it to the co-op.
  2. Once we receive your application, one of our stakers will contact you to set up an appointment at the construction site. During this meeting, the staker will provide you with a Field Engineering Report. This report will list the pre-construction requirements you will need to complete before Farmers can provide you with service. Note: In the upper left corner of the report, you will see a Work Order Number. Please make sure you have this number on hand whenever you contact the cooperative regarding the project.
  3. After the meeting with the staker, you’ll receive an invoice for the Aid-To-Construction fees by mail, fax, or e-mail. The invoice can be paid with cash, check, or credit card, either in person or by fax. Note: If paying by fax credit card, please provide a copy of the front and back of your valid driver’s license along with the credit-card information. A credit-card payment form is provided on the reverse side of your Aid-to-Construction Statement.
  4. After all of the pre-construction requirements have been met and the fees have been paid, the work order is released for construction. Normal lead times during these periods range from 10 to 14 business days from the date your work order is released to construction scheduling.
  5. Construction scheduling can be delayed by certain circumstances, such as:
  • Adverse weather
  • Ground conditions after substantial rain or ice
  • Peak construction season

Distributed Generation

Distributed Generation allows for members who utilize alternative power sources to receive benefits such as tax incentives. Download the PDF Distributed Generation and learn more. Then when you are ready download and complete the Interconnection Agreement to install your power solution.


Meter Service

Farmers requires its members to be responsible for providing all material (except the meter base) and labor for installing and maintaining meter loops. We also strongly recommend that you make contact with a Farmers field engineer before a meter pole is purchased or set. The location of the meter loop and meter pole must be in a location mutually acceptable to the member and the cooperative. Moving or tampering with any flagged or marked material used to indicate our line extension is strictly prohibited, and can result in extra charges for re-staking.