We purchase power from Alliant Energy, and therefore follow their electric service rules. Please visit Alliant's website to view their service rules.
(Click the link below to be directed to their website. Once there, scroll down to "Electric Service Manuals" and open the Electric Service Rules document.)
The Utility provides the first 100 feet of secondary service free, and the customer is responsible for the rest.
We recommend having the meter ped installed on the foundation of the house so that we can provide permanent power right away. This way, the customer does not incur a temp service fee, and the Utility only has make one visit to the worksite.
There is a $150 fee for all temporary service hookups. This fee must be paid, and the service inspected, before we can install the meter. Please send the payment to Vanguard Electric (mailing address).
We require an A/C disconnect to be located within ten feet of the meter. All services must be approved by the building inspector.
20 kW or Less
Both Black Earth and Mazomanie apply net metering, crediting the customer for unused generated power at their respective retail rates. The Utility installs a bi-directional meter at no charge to the customer. The following forms must be completed and returned to Vanguard Electric.
Greater than 20 kW
The policy for larger systems is extensive. Please contact our office if you are considering a setup of this size. The following forms must be completed and returned to Vanguard Electric.