New Electric Services

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Customer must have an existing electric account.
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Call 639-2823, 639-2824, or 639-2826 to schedule a time for an engineer to look at the site.

 

Area Lights

 1.
You will be required to sign an area lighting contract--three years for overhead and five years for underground.  After the contract is signed and the light is installed, the rental fees will be added to your next bill. A cost of 40% of the balance will be charged if the light is no longer wanted before the contract expires.

  2. Lights can only be mounted on City electric poles.

  3. Costs:    

a.
Area light/month-–$18.74 (150w only) to $26.57 (for pole and underground)
b.
400w flood light/month--$33.15
c.
1000w flood light/month--$44.60

  4. Types of light:          

a.
150w high pressure sodium-- $18.74
b.
400w metal halide flood--$33.15
c.
1000w metal halide flood--$44.60

  5. Associated charges:

a.
Underground--$4.90 or a one-time payment of $246.51/pole
b.
Wood pole--$2.93
c.
Special pole--$6.94

 

CLICK HERE for a printable Area Light Contract that can be filled in and mailed back. This file opens with Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Reader, click link below to download a free copy.

Other Electric Services

  1. Request for underground or overhead residential service

a.
Open account at Customer Service Office.
b.
Contact Electric Engineering Office for site visit. Will need address and lot number plus name and phone number.
c.
Allow 8-10 working days for work to be completed.

    

  2. Request for underground or overhead commercial service          

a.
Open account at Customer Service Office.
b.

Contact Electric Engineering Office for site visit. Will need address and lot number plus name and phone number.

c.

Allow 8-10 working days for work to be completed.

  3. Request for overhead to underground service conversion

a.
Contact Electric Engineering to set up site meeting.
b.
Cost:  $385--can be reduced by $192.50 if serviced size is increased.

     


Cost per linear foot is $2.40. Normal cost to customer is between $500 and $700 for the City’s part of the work.

 


City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Electric Dept. Main # (252) 636-4070
Citywide Phone Directory