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Construction Guidelines

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New constructions, whether residential or commercial, often present unique challenges. Following are some guidelines to consider when thinking about construction:

1. Will power lines run above ground or underground?

2. If underground, does the current building plan consider underground conduit for power?

3. Will a temporary overhead power pole be needed during construction?

4. How will power line rights-of-way (above ground or underground) affect the property?

5. Is the construction site in a location that is already served with electricity, or will new distribution lines need to be run?

Before construction begins, please contact Cherokee Electric Cooperative at 800-952-2667 or 256-927-5524. We can assist you in determining your electrical needs and what will be required for your construction project.