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I recently saw someone say that the utility company will pay to bring electricity into a newly constructed home. Can anyone confirm this? Does the electric company pay, or the homeowner, or is it split somehow?

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closed as off-topic by BMitch Feb 24 '14 at 22:54

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is a legal question that varies by location. – BMitch Feb 24 '14 at 22:54
You're more likely to get the correct answer to this question for your location by calling the power company and asking them directly. – BMitch Feb 24 '14 at 22:55
In the U.S., most utility companies recognize the value of providing free hookup for a multi-decade payoff as long as the hookup doesn't cost much. If you are located miles away from the closest customer, you can bet you won't qualify and may have to pay thousands or more to be connected. – wallyk Feb 24 '14 at 23:04
I think this fits into the DIY category. It's not actually a legal issue, but more of a utility issue. Some utilities will bring power to the meter itself, most will only bring power to the house at the top if an overhead service is installed. For underground services most utilities will only being power to a nearby pole and the customer's contractor is responsible for bringing the underground cable to the pole. The ONLY way to be sure is to ask them. – Speedy Petey Feb 25 '14 at 2:53