Before the demolition of any building can begin, it's important for electricity and other utilities to be properly disconnected. Electrical services can pose a severe hazard if still active when the demolition takes place.
If you plan to demolish a building, you must contact your electrical retailer well in advance of the demolition date. Here are some important points to remember when dealing with different types of projects:
Residential – When you contact your retailer, request Remove Meter and Service for Demolition.
Small Commercial – If no EDTI infrastructure, such as padmount transformers, needs to be removed, request Remove Meter and Service for Demolition when you contact your retailer.
Commercial/Industrial – Request Remove Meter and Service for Demolition when you contact your retailer. You must also contact us at (780) 412-3128 to arrange for infrastructure removal, which could include padmount transformers, primary cables, aerial transformers, poles, and conductors.
Here are some other important things to know before any demolition:
- EDTI will not remove the meter until EDTI receives confirmation that the site has been de-energized.
- Once EDTI receives notification, EDTI will check voltages and remove all current and potential transformers from the site, along with the meter.
- The customer must not begin demolition until we have provided written confirmation of de-energization (a guarantee of isolation) and all EDTI assets have been removed.