Line Extensions

Costs and Considerations


New customers meeting permanency requirements may receive up to 500 feet of single-phase or 300 feet of three-phase overhead electric distribution line (along the road), per premises (tax parcel), free of charge. In addition, residential customers may receive up to 100 feet of overhead electric service line (off road), per premises (tax parcel), free of charge.


Customers contribute to the cost of construction for any distance beyond the free allowance.  Residential customers may choose a 10-year payment plan (presently at 9.82% interest, if credit qualified) when a contribution of more than $1,000 is required.

Contribution Refunds

If a line extension was originally a distribution line, or becomes a distribution line, contributions received toward construction of the line may be refunded in whole or in part as additional new permanent customers take service from that line for a period limited to 10 years from the original construction of the line.

Contribution Amount (fee schedule adjusted every March)

Single-phase overhead electric distribution line extensions: $23.47 per foot. Single phase service extensions: $8.23 per foot when a customer can be served from existing overhead facilities without new poles being installed; $21.08 per foot if new poles are to be installed. If a customer wants to install an underground single phase line service to their premises, the customer would install and own the underground service between NYSEG's pole and their premises, and would be charged $374 for NYSEG to complete the secondary riser and low-voltage connections if the service is secondary voltage, or $2,165 to $2,525 to complete the primary riser and high-voltage connections if the service is primary voltage. Any applicable allowance as described above will be deducted from this charge. 

Interested in three-phase extensions? Service upgrades? Contact us to get started and learn more.

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