It is your responsibility to apply for an Electrical Permit with the City of Edmonton.
During the design and permitting process, EPCOR looks at the best way to support your electricity needs while maintaining power reliability in the area.
Once a design plan is in place, we look at what obstructions or other potential infrastructure is in the area (e.g. roads, pipelines, railway, etc.). From there we obtain permits to build powerlines in the area and make any necessary adjustments resulting from the permitting process.
Here are some common approval requirements and their typical timeframes:
|Municipality requirements||Up to 4 weeks|
|Tree or shrub removal||Up to 2 weeks|
|Pipeline approvals ||Up to 4 weeks|
|Railway crossings||Up to 8 weeks|
|Land easement||Up to 8 weeks|
|Notifying other parties of potential power outage during construction||Up to 1 week|
|Alberta Infrastructure approvals||Up to 8 weeks|
|Utility locates||Up to 3 weeks|