When building a new home or building on your property, you will need to submit a New Electrical Service Connection form, along with drawings. This information is required prior to site plan approval and any related job tenders or the commencement of any electrical construction.
Please submit a Request for New Electrical Service Connection form and attach drawings.
After submitting a new service connection request
After you submit an electrical service connection request, ERTH Power will:
Conduct a site visit as needed
Provide you with a layout for the new service connection
Advise you of any charges that may be required for the new connection
Provide 5 working days notice to coordinate requests
If you have any questions about a new electrical service connection, please contact us at (519) 485-1820 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Modifying or Upgrading an Existing Electrical Service
When planning to repair, upgrade or replace the electrical wiring in your home or business, an electrical inspection permit must be obtained from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). Alterations such as the relocation of an electrical meter base from one location to another or a change from overhead wiring to underground wiring may mean the details of your electrical service by ERTH Power will need to change.
Before you begin
Before service upgrades begin, you or your electrical contractor must contact ERTH Power to inform us of any possible changes to your service. In addition to contacting ERTH Power, your electrical contractor is responsible for contacting the ESA for a certified inspection to ensure electrical safety for your family and compliance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
For electrical service upgrades or modifications, please submit an Electrical Service Connection Request form.
After submitting an electrical service upgrade request
If changes to your service are necessary, ERTH Power will:
Provide you with a layout for the new service upgrade
Advise you of any charges that may be required for the work we have performed
Coordinate the isolation and de-energization of the service to your business
Provide 5 working days’ notice to coordinate requests
We will reconnect your electrical service only after your ESA-approved inspection has been completed on the electrical installations inside your home or business and out to the demarcation point. The ESA will issue a connection authorization to ERTH Power, permitting the reconnection of power.
If you have any questions about whether or not a change to your service is necessary, please contact us at (519) 485-1820 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
When developing a new subdivision within the ERTH Power service territory, developers must submit a request for Subdivision Electrical Services and Design, along with surveys and drawings. This information is required prior to site plan approval.
ERTH Power’s engineering and planning department will provide additional information and next steps upon review of the request submission.