Project Cost Range

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $5,000
75% cost less than $15,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
Trenching Outsourced

5% cost more than $36,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Difficult Conditions or Long Trench Required

Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your gas service based on your anticipated gas usage and rate schedule.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E gas distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by a plumber or contractor
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and inspections required by a government agency

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $2,500
75% cost less than $10,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
Trenching Outsourced

5% cost more than $32,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Difficult Conditions or Long Trench Required

Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your gas service based on your anticipated gas usage and rate schedule.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E gas distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by a plumber or contractor
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and inspections required by a government agency

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's gas distribution line, the underground pipelines that carry natural gas from utilities to three or more homes and businesses. If your neighbor does not have gas, it is likely that a distribution line needs to be extended to reach your service. If gas line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied to elevated gas pressure or non-standard meters or equipment
  • Service to gas service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $3,000
75% cost less than $11,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Additional Infrastructure Required

5% cost more than $28,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Additional and/or Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.
Check with your local city or county planning departments to determine if overhead services are permitted at your location.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Installation of additional poles to carry the service wire from the electric service delivery point to the nearest PG&E electric equipment
  3. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel or increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $11,000
75% cost less than $20,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Additional Infrastructure Required

5% cost more than $41,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Additional and/or Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.
Check with your local city or county planning departments to determine if overhead services are permitted at your location.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Installation of additional poles to carry the service wire from the electric service delivery point to the nearest PG&E electric equipment
  3. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel or increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $10,000
75% cost less than $38,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Additional Infrastructure Required

5% cost more than $70,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Additional and/or Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.
Check with your local city or county planning departments to determine if overhead services are permitted at your location.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Installation of additional poles to carry the service wire from the electric service delivery point to the nearest PG&E electric equipment
  3. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel or increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
25% cost less than $3,000
75% cost less than $13,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Additional Infrastructure Required

5% cost more than $40,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Additional and/or Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.
Check with your local city or county planning departments to determine if overhead services are permitted at your location.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Installation of additional poles to carry the service wire from the electric service delivery point to the nearest PG&E electric equipment
  3. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel or increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
25% cost less than $3,000
75% cost less than $12,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Additional Infrastructure Required

5% cost more than $40,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Additional and/or Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.
Check with your local city or county planning departments to determine if overhead services are permitted at your location.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Installation of additional poles to carry the service wire from the electric service delivery point to the nearest PG&E electric equipment
  3. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel or increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost:
$1,200
Temporary electric overhead service are offered at a flat cost of $1,200.
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

PG&E overhead lines and transformer must exist adjacent to your property and the panel size must be 200 amps or less.
If temporary power will be used for more than a year, PG&E must collect additional Federal and State taxes. If you need permanent electric service installed at your home/business prior to completion of construction, refer to the New Electric Service cost range.

What is included in flat cost:

  1. Labor to install and remove meter and service wire from the transformer to weatherhead
  2. Materials: meter and service wire
  3. Site location and pole inspection

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

Not included in the flat cost:

  1. Installation of transformers and additional infrastructure to provide temporary power.
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
25% cost less than $5,000
75% cost less than $15,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Outsourced

5% cost more than $39,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Difficult Conditions or Long Trench Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel and increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
  3. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E electric distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $15,000
75% cost less than $50,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Outsourced

5% cost more than $87,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Difficult Conditions or Long Trench Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel and increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
  3. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E electric distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $35,000
75% cost less than $85,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Outsourced

5% cost more than $170,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Difficult Conditions or Long Trench Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel and increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
  3. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E electric distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $2,500
75% cost less than $10,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Outsourced

5% cost more than $31,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Difficult Conditions or Long Trench Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel and increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
  3. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E electric distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $3,000
75% cost less than $15,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Outsourced

5% cost more than $55,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Difficult Conditions or Long Trench Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel and increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
  3. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E electric distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
20% cost less than $2,500
75% cost less than $10,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Outsourced

5% cost more than $60,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Difficult Conditions or Long Trench Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your electric service based on your anticipated electric usage and rate schedule.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel and increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
  3. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E electric distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overhead distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property. If distribution line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost:
$800
Temporary underground electric power is offered at a flat cost.

PG&E underground lines must exist adjacent to your property and the panel size must be 200 amps or less. If you need permanent electric service installed at your business prior to completion of construction, refer to the cost range for new underground electric service.

If temporary power will be used for more than a year, PG&E must collect additional Federal and State taxes.

What is included in cost:

  1. Labor to install and remove meter and connect service to splice box
  2. Meter

Not included in the flat cost:

  1. Installation of transformers and additional infrastructure to provide temporary power.
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government
  • Extension of PG&E's underground or overground distribution lines, including poles, power lines, substations, and transformers that supply services to two or more homes or businesses. This may required if current distribution lines are far from your property.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied for non-standard equipment
  • Service to electric service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
75% cost less than $4,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Additional Infrastructure Required
5% cost more than $8,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Additional and/or Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct a $1918 allowance from the total cost of your electric service if you are upgrading your panel.
Check with your local city or county planning departments to determine if overhead services are permitted at your location.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Installation of additional poles to carry the service wire from the electric service delivery point to the nearest PG&E electric equipment
  3. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel and increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by a government agency

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's gas distribution line, the underground pipelines that carry natural gas from utilities to three or more homes and businesses. If your neighbor does not have gas, it is likely that a distribution line needs to be extended to reach your service. If gas line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied to elevated gas pressure or non-standard meters or equipment
  • Service to gas service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
View full disclaimer here. (PDF, 79KB)

Typical Cost Range:
75% cost less than $7,000
No Right of Way or Easement Required
No Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Outsourced or Not Necessary5% cost more than $20,000
Right of Way or Easement Required
Upgrades to Infrastructure Required
Trenching Completed by PG&E
Complex Trench Requirements
Data based on historical averages

Please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 for more detailed information regarding your request. Representatives are available to assist you Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

You may be eligible to deduct a $1918 allowance from the cost of your electric service if you are upgrading your panel.

Factors that may affect costs:

  1. Administrative fees to secure rights of way and easements to cross property owned by others
  2. Upgrades to transformers or wires, if larger electric panel and increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
  3. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E gas distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bedrock along the trench route
    • Remediation of contaminated soil
    • Side walls to keep the trench open during construction, if your residence is located up a hill
    • Traffic control and street or sidewalk re-pavement, if the trench crosses a road; trench plates, if the trench crosses a road and the trench and backfill cannot be completed in a single workday
    • Need to maneuver around trees, which may create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E digs the trenching; trench inspection fees, if you hire a contractor to dig the trench

You may incur additional charges from third parties:

  • Labor costs for a contractor to dig the trench
  • Necessary internal or external work by an electrician
  • Removal of vegetation
  • Fees for permits and panel inspection required by the local government

This cost range does not include additional PG&E costs for unique circumstances:

  • Extension of PG&E's gas distribution line, the underground pipelines that carry natural gas from utilities to three or more homes and businesses. If your neighbor does not have gas, it is likely that a distribution line needs to be extended to reach your service. If gas line is extended, please review our tariffs to determine if any allowances apply.
  • Special Facilities charges are applied to elevated gas pressure or non-standard meters or equipment
  • Service to gas service lines and meters inaccessible by vehicles
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