Builders and Developers

Powering your next project starts with Cobb EMC.

Thank you for allowing Cobb EMC to be your electric service provider. Cobb EMC delivers safe, reliable power to our members throughout our five-county service territory. Our goal is to establish electric service to all new homes and businesses as quickly and safely as possible. If you are building in our service territory for the first time, view our helpful guide/booklet for an overview of the process. 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO BUILDERS AND DEVELOPERS

The supply of transformers to many electric utilities across the United States (including Cobb EMC) has been restrained due to production and factory supply chain issues. These setbacks may cause delays and extended lead times when receiving new transformers from our suppliers. We are in constant contact with our suppliers and contractors to mitigate these supply chain issues. If lead times worsen, Cobb EMC Engineering and Operations personnel will communicate individually with any developers or builders whose projects may be impacted. 

Builder Forms

Builders requesting new service for power in underground subdivisions must complete the forms below. 

Temporary Service Request Permanent Service Request

Subdivision Build Requirements

Builder subdivision

In an effort to ensure that your request for power is handled in a timely manner, please ensure all documents and requirements outlined below are met as soon as possible.

Builders and developers must provide the following to Cobb EMC before work can begin: 

  • Site plan drawings and easements: Including sanitary, storm, water, grading and wall designs.
  • Signed contracts: This will be provided by your Cobb EMC engineer.
  • All payments associated with the development: You will receive an invoice from Cobb EMC accounting based on our current lot charges and other fees

Site requirements checklist: 

  • Transformers must be accessible for our trucks. 
  • Request lighting if you plan to include it in your subdivision. See current lighting rates and fixtures
  • Locations must meet NFPA requirements. If unable to meet code, the Fire Marshal must submit a waiver to Cobb EMC. 

Cobb EMC subdivision build policies: 

  • Cobb EMC will install all primary and secondary service wires.
  • Cobb EMC does not offer joint trench with other utilities.
  • Cobb EMC will provide the transformer and pad.

Commercial Build Requirements

Builder commercial

In an effort to ensure that your request for power is handled in a timely manner, please use this guide to provide all documents and information necessary.

Builders and developers must provide the following to Cobb EMC before work can begin: 

  • Signed contracts: Contracts will be provided by your Cobb EMC engineer. 
  • All payments associated with the development: You will receive an invoice from Cobb EMC accounting based on our current lot charges and other fees
  • Deposit and membership fees are paid: Typically, there are no other upfront charges other than deposit and membership fee, unless Cobb EMC is asked to relocate any existing lines or rock is encountered. Developer charges are independently assessed. 
  • Lighting: Please inform Cobb EMC, as soon as possible, if an independent contractor will install parking light fixtures or if you would like an estimate from Cobb EMC. Cobb EMC's lighting system is photocell activated. See lighting rates and fixtures
  • Voltages:
    • 120/240 open delta (high leg)
    • 120/208 or 277/480 three phase
    • 120/240 single phase

Site requirement checklist: 

  • Cobb EMC will provide the transformer and pad. 
  • Locations must meet NFPA requirements. If unable to meet code, the Fire Marshal must submit a waiver to Cobb EMC. 
  • Transformers must be accessible for our trucks. If transformer is within 8 feet of the driveway, owner must provide bollards. 

Cobb EMC commercial build policies: 

  • Wire and conduit: Cobb EMC will install primary conduit and wire. 
  • For single phase service: Cobb EMC will provide secondary conduit and wire. 
  • For three phase service: The customer will provide secondary conduits and wire. 
    • If over 800 amps three phase, Cobb EMC will provide and install CT and meter on the dedicated transformer.
    • If under 800 amps, Cobb EMC will provide a self contained meter base with built in CT (electrician will install on the building).

For more information:

Cobb EMC engineering department
Email us
770-429-2200