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125 W. Main Street Sun Prairie, WI 53590   608.837.5500

Electric Service

Sun Prairie Utilities is a not-for-profit, community-owned electric utility that provides electric service to all properties within the city limits of Sun Prairie.

 

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Meter Reading/Billing

It is the goal of Sun Prairie Utilities to read every meter every month. Depending on your location and billing cycle, your meter will be read by our friendly and courteous meter readers approximately 7-10 days in advance of the date your bill is issued. We will not read your meter on weekends or holidays.

Please ensure our readers have access to all meters. Provide appropriate lock combinations or keys, and keep a clear pathway. Please keep shrubbery trimmed and sidewalks shoveled.

To enter your meter readings, click here.

 

Service Upgrade

The current construction standard is to install 100-amp service for residential dwellings. If you wish to inquire on upgrading an older electric service either to increase the service to 100 amps, or to have your overhead service line buried underground, please contact our Operations Department at 837-5500.

 

Business

Sun Prairie Utilities is a locally-owned municipal utility that provides highly competitive and reliable electric service to businesses of all sizes.

 

Moving?

Into Sun Prairie, order meter reading

Out of Sun Prairie, order meter reading

Within Sun Prairie, order meter reading

 

Meter Reading/Billing

It is the goal of Sun Prairie Utilities to read every meter every month. Depending on your location and billing cycle, your meter will be read by our friendly and courteous meter readers approximately 7-10 days in advance of the date your bill is issued. We will not read your meter on weekends or holidays.

Please ensure our readers have access to all meters. Provide appropriate lock combinations or keys, and keep a clear pathway. Please keep shrubbery trimmed and sidewalks shoveled.

To enter your meter readings, click here.

 

Service Upgrade

Sun Prairie Utilities can meet your energy needs as your business expands or relocates. Please contact our Operations Department at 837-5500 to inquire on current service upgrade requirements.

 

Developers/Contractors

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Temporary Service:

Complete the NEW Electric Service Application and fax to City Hall at (608) 825-6879 when service is ready for inspection. The temporary electrical service will then be inspected and the Application will be forwarded to SPU for connection.

Note: When using a temporary service for more than one property, always use the address of the last property that is going to be completed.

 

Permanent Service:

Forward a copy of the site plan showing the intended location of the electric and gas meters to SPU Operations Department or fax (608) 825-6001 for approval.

Forward the completed NEW Electric Service Application and approved site plan to City Hall at fax (608) 825-6879 when the service is ready for inspection. Use the CORRECT ADDRESS. The service will then be inspected and the Application will be forwarded to SPU.

 

Note:

 

Multiple meter services must be properly numbered with permanent adhesive numbers. House meter shall have lowest address and an H. Also number the corresponding panels inside the hinged cover.

Application For Installation of Electric Service Form

 

 

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Temporary Service:

Complete the NEW Electric Service Application and fax to City Hall at (608) 825- 6879 when service is ready for inspection. The temporary electrical service will then be inspected and the Application will be forwarded to SPU for connection.

Note: When using a temporary service for more than one property, always use the address of the last property that is going to be completed.

 

Permanent Service:
Forward a copy of the site plan showing the intended location of the electric and gas meters to SPU Operations Department or fax to (608) 825-6001 for approval.

Forward the completed NEW Electric Service Application and approved site plan to City Hall's fax (608) 825-6879 when service is ready for inspection. Use the CORRECT ADDRESS. The service will then be inspected and the Application will be forwarded to SPU.

 

Note:

 

Multiple meter services must be properly numbered with permanent adhesive numbers. House meter shall have lowest address and an H. Also number the corresponding panels inside the hinged cover.

 

Installation of Commercial/Industrial 3-Phase Service When installing 3-phase service to a business or industry, utilities differ greatly on their requirements. At Sun Prairie Utilities, the customer is responsible for the following:

  1. Forming/pouring a concrete transformer pad (see specification drawing). Note: a preformed pad may also be acceptable, if first approved by Utilities. This work includes installing the primary and secondary conduit bends (as required). Contact SPU to discuss pad location/orientation, assuring that the location meets all NEC requirements.
  2. Installing conduits, as required, for Charter and Verizon respectively. Typically (1) 2" or 4" is required for each utility from the building to the side of the transformer (see specification drawing).
  3. Installing secondary cables from the building to the transformer and connecting at both ends. For customer connections inside the transformer, SPU supplies secondary blocks with set screws. Work to be coordinated with Sun Prairie Utilities. (Note: the Utility will install CTs inside the transformer and mount/install the customer meter directly on the transformer, thus eliminating the need for a CT cabinet on the building).
  4. Grading the trench route to within 4" of final grade. SPU may also request property to be staked.

**If applying for a construction temporary service, it is generally most economical to install the permanent transformer to feed the temporary.

Sun Prairie Utilities will be responsible for the installation of primary conductors and the transformer.

 

3-Phase Transformer Specification