Project Cost Range

You may be eligible to deduct allowances from the total cost of your gas service for the following gas appliances:

Water Heating: $439

Space Heating: $586

Oven/Range: $27

Dryer: $34

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
    • There may regional differences about the terrain in your area, such as sandy coastal soil or rocky soil from mountainous regions.
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bad rock 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
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

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
    • There may regional differences about the terrain in your area, such as sandy coastal soil or rocky soil from mountainous regions.
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bad rock 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
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

You may be eligible to deduct a $1,918 allowance from the total cost of your electric service. 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.
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

You may be eligible to deduct a $1,918 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 or increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

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

Not included in the flat cost:

  1. Installation of transformers and additional infrastructure to provide temporary power.
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

You may be eligible to deduct a $1,918 allowance from the total cost of your electric service.

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
    • There may regional differences about the terrain in your area, such as sandy coastal soil or rocky soil from mountainous regions
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bad rock 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 and create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E does the trenching; trench inspection fees if you hire a contractor to do the trenching
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

You may be eligible to deduct a $1,918 allowance from the total 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. Trenching costs:
    • Distance to the nearest PG&E electric distribution line
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bad rock 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 and create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E does the trenching; trench inspection fees if you hire a contractor to do the trenching
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

PG&E underground lines 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.

What is included in cost:

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

Not included in the flat cost:

  1. Installation of additional infrastructure to provide temporary power.
  2. Trenching
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

Please Note: According to an interim policy, if a service upgrade is required, the facility upgrade costs associated with electric vehicle chargers at residential sites are treated as a common facility. As a result, the individual customer is not responsible for these costs. Normally, customers are responsible for costs that exceed the $1,918 allowance that PG&E provides. For more information, see the CPUC decision.

You may be eligible to deduct a $1,918 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 or increased load exceed the design limits of existing equipment.
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

Please Note: According to an interim policy, if a service upgrade is required, the facility upgrade costs associated with electric vehicle chargers at residential sites are treated as a common facility. As a result, the individual customer is not responsible for these costs. Normally, customers are responsible for costs that exceed the $1,918 allowance that PG&E provides. For more information, see the CPUC decision.

You may be eligible to deduct a $1,918 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 electric distribution line
    • There may regional differences about the terrain in your area, such as sandy coastal soil or rocky soil from mountainous regions
    • Difficult conditions like concrete or bad rock 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 and create a longer route
    • Labor costs, if PG&E does the trenching; trench inspection fees if you hire a contractor to do the trenching
Learn about other costs that could affect your project and read our disclaimer. (PDF, 79KB)

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 7:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Disclaimer: Please read

The cost range provided is intended as an estimate you can use to budget for installing your gas and electric services. The estimate is not a bill and does not create a service agreement between you and PG&E. Approximately five percent of service installations or modifications will have costs that exceed the estimated range due to special conditions or requirements.

    The estimated cost range does not include charges for:
  • Extension of PG&E's overhead and underground electric lines, (including poles, power lines, substations, or transformers) that supply two or more services to homes and businesses
  • Extension of PG&E's underground pipelines that carry natural gas from utilities to three or more homes and businesses.
  • Special facilities including underground transformers or non-standard equipment installations, additional equipment for elevated gas pressure, or non-standard gas meters or equipment)
  • Conversion from Overhead Electric Distribution to Underground Electric Distribution
  • Service to locations inaccessible by vehicles
  • Vegetation removal, such as tree trimming
  • Work required by an electrician or plumber
  • Any other costs that are not PG&E's responsibility
  • If you indicate that you plan to have PG&E perform the trenching, the cost of the trenching will be included in the estimate. If you indicate that you plan do the trenching yourself, or hire a contractor to do it, the estimated range will not include labor costs for trenching but will still include applicable taxes.

Before construction can begin, a PG&E representative must visit your construction site and prepare a specific, site-related plan and cost estimate. To proceed, please complete an application for service online at PG&E Connect or call us at 1-877-743-7782. Representatives are available Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. to assist with your application or provide detailed information about a pending request.

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