Electric Applications

Requesting a new power service, or an alteration to your current service, is easy, but the engineering and design process is complex. We will work together with you to safely deliver electricity to your property.

If you are a developer working on a new subdivision, please visit the subdivision planning page.

Your application will help us determine your service size, the meter configuration, and an appropriate cost estimate for your new electrical service.

Standard electric utility service charges: effective March 1, 2023

Apply for residential electric service

We can install or upgrade one hundred and two hundred amp residential services as a standard charge without a full engineering package. Should your electrician's load calculation indicate you need a service larger than 200 amps, please apply as a commercial service.

Once we receive the application, one of our project leaders will reach out to confirm information and plan the work. Keep in mind that each new service requires an electrical permit.

Apply for residential electric service

Apply for temporary residential electric service

View standard electricity service charges.

Apply for commercial electric service

In 2020, the average costs of commercial electric service was $11,900, ranging from $2,000 to $42,700.

Medicine Hat Connect contains value information to prepare for and request your electric connection.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $500 to apply for service. The application fee goes toward the initial design sizing to provide a quote for the applicant. If the applicant chooses to proceed with the work after receiving the quote, the application fee and associated preliminary design are incorporated into the final work and related charges.

Apply for commercial electric service installation

Apply for a streetlight or electric system change

If you are planning to submit an application for a new commercial / residential subdivision service within the next 12 months and you require a streetlight or electric system change, please note the following:

  • Requests for a relocation that include one piece of infrastructure will take a minimum of six to eight weeks to complete. Projects that require multiple pieces of infrastructure to be moved will take longer. 
  • When applying, please provide drawings or sketches that outline any City of Medicine Hat electric utility assets that are in conflict with your project. Any additional information you have regarding the relocation project is appreciated.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $500.00 to apply for a utility relocation or electric system change.

Infrastructure relocation request form

Customer Connection Guide
(Procedures & Guidelines for Construction, Repair & Connection of Consumer Services)

I don't need a new service, I just want to sign on for utilities where I live

For setting up your utility account, visit Sign Up for Utilities.