Residential Line Estimator
Get an estimate of the electrical service cost if you are building a new home or remodeling

Estimating costs

A number of factors influence the costs for extending electric service for remodels and new construction.

  1. The distance between where the meter will be on your home and the closest connection to the electric grid.

  2. How power lines are - or likely will be - run from your home to the electric grid.

  3. What type of electric facility (transformer, padmount) you will be connecting to on the electric grid.

Range estimator

What is the distance from the nearest electrical facility to where your meter would be located?

Measure along an accessible path that you suspect the power lines would be constructed.

A

Short overhead service connected to existing pole top PGE transformer.

Cost covered under PGE Line Extension Allowance.

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate.

B

Short underground connected to existing pole top PGE transformer.

Cost covered under PGE Line Extension Allowance.

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate.

C

Short underground connected to existing underground PGE transformer.

Cost covered under PGE Line Extension Allowance.

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate.

Blue = Secondary (Low voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Black = Existing PGE facility

A

Short overhead service will need PGE pole top transformer installed.

A: $3,600-$14,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate.

B

Short underground will need PGE pole top transformer installed.

B: $4,500 - $14,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench and lay conduit for underground applications.

C

Short underground service will need PGE underground transformer installed.

C: $4,500-$5,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench and lay conduit for underground applications.

Blue = Secondary (Low voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Green = New PGE facilities will need to be installed Black = Existing PGE facility

A

Overhead service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, a pole top transformer and multiple utility poles installed.

A: $9,500 - $21,500

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate.

B

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, a pole top transformer and multiple utility poles installed.

B: $9,500 - $20,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

C

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, additional wire splicing and an underground transformer installed.

C: $8,000 - $9,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

D

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, additional wire splicing and an underground transformer installed. Connects to an underground primary source.

D: $7,500 - $8,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

Blue = Secondary (Low voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Red = Primary (High voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Green = New PGE facilities will need to be installed Black = Existing PGE facility

A

Overhead service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, a pole top transformer and multiple utility poles installed.

A: $11,000 - $29,500

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate.

B

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, a pole top transformer and multiple utility poles installed.

B: $11,000 - $29,500

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

C

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, additional wire splicing and an underground transformer installed.

C: $13,000 - $29,500

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

D

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, additional wire splicing and an underground transformer installed. Connects to an underground primary source.

D: $8,500 - $11,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

Blue = Secondary (Low voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Red = Primary (High voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Green = New PGE facilities will need to be installed Black = Existing PGE facility

A

Overhead service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, a pole top transformer and multiple utility poles installed.

A: $16,000 - $39,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate.

B

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, a pole top transformer and multiple utility poles installed.

B: $17,000 - $37,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

C

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, additional wire splicing and an underground transformer installed.

C: $18,000 - $37,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

D

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, additional wire splicing and an underground transformer installed. Connects to an underground primary source.

D: $11,000 - $12,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

Blue = Secondary (Low voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Red = Primary (High voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Green = New PGE facilities will need to be installed Black = Existing PGE facility

A

Overhead service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, a pole top transformer and multiple utility poles installed.

A: $20,000 - $98,500

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate.

B

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, a pole top transformer and multiple utility poles installed.

B: $21,000 - $101,500

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

C

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, additional wire splicing and an underground transformer installed.

C: $22,000 - $101,500

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

D

Underground service. Will need high voltage and low voltage wire, additional wire splicing and an underground transformer installed. Connects to an underground primary source.

D: $12,000 - $21,000

Note: Traffic control, easements, and Permit costs not included in this estimate. This estimate does not include customer costs to trench, lay conduit and set vaults for underground applications.

Blue = Secondary (Low voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Red = Primary (High voltage) conductor/cable will need to be installed (solid = Overhead, dashed = underground) Green = New PGE facilities will need to be installed Black = Existing PGE facility

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