The information on this page helps describe the process for building and renovation services.
Your PG&E representative will contact you within three business days to discuss project details.
An applicant designer can design your project or we can. Learn more about the responsibilities of the applicant designer. Visit Applicant Design and Installation Responsibilities. After the design is prepared, PG&E mails the project proposal for your approval.
If you’re installing or upgrading underground lines, your PG&E representative can provide drawings for trenches or other structures.
Schedule gas and/or electric construction crew work with your PG&E representative.
Ensure that you call 811 before any trenching. If you hired your own contractor for trenching, get familiar with our requirement. Download Electric & Gas Service Requirements 2015 (PDF, 3.3 MB) . Then, arrange for inspection with your PG&E representative.
Work with your contractor to install your electrical panel or stub out the gas houseline. Refer to our requirements page. Visit Electric and Gas Service Requirements.
You or your contractor must be on-site when we install gas and pulls electric wires into conduit.
Arrange for the appropriate local government agency to inspect your electric panel and/or gas houseline. Use our online permit office locator tool. Visit Permit Office Locator.
Find out from your PG&E representative when we will install your meter. Understand the stages of SmartMeter™ technology. Visit Getting Your SmartMeter™ Device.
When your inspections are complete and after we install your meter, we can turn on your electric and/or gas service.
Get a full copy of our guide. Download Building and Renovation Process (PDF, 94 KB).
PLEASE NOTE: After you apply for gas or electric service, we assign a representative to you. Your representative helps you through each step of the process including: