This form must be filled out in its entirety prior to scheduling any new construction service.

New Construction/Membership Form
Fill out this form the way you want MEC to set up your billing information. This form must be completed before service will be activated
Main Applicant
Applicant's Nationality (Optional)
Why Provide My Nationality?

As a participant in a Federal utilities financing program, McLean Electric Cooperative, Inc. is required to identify and document as accurately as possible, the racial/ethnic data on the eligible population in our service area. The information you provide will be used only for FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REPORTING PURPOSES, and your response is optional.

Mailing Address
Service Location
General Information
Is your property in a subdivision?
Are you a member of MEC?
Are you paying for construction costs?
Are You Requesting Overhead or Underground?
What Type of Service Are You Planning? If you are going to use electric heat contact MEC about our heat rate program.
Please see the section for "For Distributed Generation Only".

For Distributed Generation Only

If you plan on having distributed generation (i.e. solar, wind, generator), please complete the applicable Distributed Generation application.

Less Than 20 KW DG App Tier 1

Backup Only DG App Tier 2

Larger Than 20 KW DG App Tier 3

What Size Service Do You Require?
Talk with your electrician.
If Three Phase, What Voltage:
Optional Yard Light
Yard light installations are not always connected by MEC. You may need an electrician to connect to the yard light. Please talk to MEC to determine what needs to be done.
When construction of the new service is complete and the meter loop and meter are installed, your billing of the monthly base charge will begin whether or not you connect or draw power. We will not remove the lock on the meter loop until a wiring certificate is received. Due to our workload, we may not be able to remove the lock the same day we receive a wiring certificate. It is up to you and your electrician to make sure we have received the certificate.
No more than 2 sets of service wires for a 200 amp service or 3 sets of service wires for a 400 amp service are allowed in the meter loop; a terminal/splice box will be required for any additional sets of service wires. MEC does not provide electrical connections (i.e. outlets). All electrical work needs to be installed in accordance with state and national electrical codes and certified by a North Dakota licensed electrical contractor. The service will not be energized until MEC has a received a valid electrical wiring certificate for the service to be energized. If you have questions, please contact an electrician or the North Dakota State Electrical Board. MEC will not wire services nor provide a wiring certificate.
200 amp and 400 amp services may have integrated double-throw bypass switches. These switches are necessary for the addition of wiring to connect a generator that will allow you to safely isolate your generator from our system in order not to back feed and possibly electrocute our employees working on the electric line. The generators must be installed in accordance with state requirements. This switch is not a service disconnect.

The Member will be required to provide their own protection for “single-phase” conditions on a three-phase service. MEC cannot guarantee that one or two phases of a three-phase service will not lose power from the source.

I understand that MEC cannot and does not guarantee uninterrupted service of power. MEC is not to be held liable for any losses or damages, whether actual, consequential, punitive, or otherwise, to the Member or anyone claiming by, thru, or under the Member related to the failure to deliver this power, as requested, if it is not available or cannot be delivered in a timely manner
Members are invoiced for costs based upon the current line extension policy and to pay 12 months base charge in advance if not a member in good standing. MEC requires new members to fore-go a soft credit check by the billing department to determine whether or not a deposit will be required. This completed form and payment must be received before scheduling construction. Arrangements can be made directly with the landowner to handle any crop or property damage due to work performed on their land by MEC and MEC shall be informed of such agreements. Any payment made by MEC for crop or property damages to a landowner as a result of installation will be billed if not included on the invoice. The weather may impact the timing of construction.
This service is in full compliance with any applicable laws, ordinances, building codes, and zoning regulations.
The applicant acknowledges that he/she has read the above information, and the applicant certifies that all information on this form is complete and accurate. The applicant also acknowledges it is their responsibility to follow all MEC Terms and Conditions, Policies and By-Laws. If the invoice is not paid by the end of the calendar year it will be closed without notification at the discretion of the Cooperative.

The undersigned (hereinafter called the “Applicant”) hereby applies for membership and/or service and agrees to purchase electric energy from MCLEAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (hereinafter called the “Cooperative”, upon the following conditions and terms:

  1. The Applicant will, when electric energy becomes available, purchase from the Cooperative electric energy used on the premises and will pay at a rate to be determined from time to time in accordance with the bylaws of the Cooperative, provided, however, that the Cooperative may limit the amount of electric energy to be furnished for commercial/industrial uses.
  2. The Applicant will cause his premises to be wired in accordance with wiring specifications approved by the Cooperative and must meet both the requirements of the State of North Dakota and the newest edition of the National Electric Code (NEC).
  3. In purchasing electric service from the Cooperative, Applicant agrees to be bound by the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the Cooperative and rules and regulations as may be from time to time adopted by the Cooperative.
  4. Membership in the Cooperative shall be evidenced by the purchase of and payment for electric service from the Cooperative.
  5. If the Applicant is a married person, membership shall be deemed to be in joint membership by the husband and wife, in joint tenancy, with the right of survivorship, unless otherwise specified.
  6. The Applicant, by becoming a member assures no personal liability or responsibility for any debts or liabilities of the Cooperative, and it is expressly understood that under the law his/her private property is exempt from execution for any such debts or liabilities.
  7. By signing, you are acknowledging that you have read this document in its entirety as well as the attached Terms and Conditions. Service will not be activated until this form is completed and returned.

The acceptance of this application by the Cooperative shall constitute an agreement between the Applicant and the Cooperative, and the Contract for electric service.

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Terms & Conditions
1. The Applicant will pay for all services in accordance with and subject to rates, policies, rules and regulations of the Cooperative, established by the Board of Directors from time to time.

2. The Applicant will comply with, and be bound by, the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and the by-laws of the Cooperative and all amendments and additions thereto and such policies, rules and regulations, may from time to time, be adopted by the Cooperative.

3. The Applicant will become a member of the Cooperative and assumes no personally liability or responsibility for any debts or liabilities of the Cooperative, and it is expressly understood that under the law his or her private property is exempt from execution for any such debts or liabilities.

4. The Applicant agrees to permit the Cooperative to place, construct, operate, maintain, relocate and replace thereon and in or upon all streets, roads, and highways abutting said lands, an electric Distribution line of system, the ownership of which shall be vested in the Cooperative. Cooperative employees will be allowed access to the property to maintain service, including the trimming or cutting down of trees, in order to preserve reliable service.

5. The Applicant further agrees that when the power lines are built, as part of the consideration for the Cooperative’s installation of the meter loop/cabinet on the property, that such meter loop/cabinet shall be deemed part of the Cooperative’s system and not part of the Applicants property. In such event, the Cooperative shall always have the right to access the meter and should the Applicant default in any of his/her obligations to the Cooperative, the Cooperative shall have the right to disconnect service without formal notice.

6. The Applicant agrees to accept these terms and conditions for any other additional services applied for under this membership.

7. MEC will not provide a meter socket for any service termination on a building. MEC will provide secondary wire to the metering point which is near or adjacent to the transformer location. MEC reserves the right to place the metering where it makes practical sense for the Cooperative. MEC will work with the Applicant to be sure all aspects of the meter location have been considered.

8. The Applicant understands that MEC may use automated messaging to communicate outages, planned or unplanned, delinquent balances, impending disconnects or re-connects, prepaid billing notifications and other information. By disclosing a mobile, landline, or other phone number, the Applicant agrees that MEC or its agents or contractors can call the Applicant on that number using a pre-recorded telephone dialer and/or that MEC or its agents or contractors can leave a pre-recorded and/or text message on that number.

9. The Applicant will be enrolled in Operation RoundUp, a charitable program that rounds their electric bill up to the nearest dollar. Charitable contributions received through Operation RoundUp are distributed via application through McLean Electric Trust. Those in need appreciate your commitment. You may opt out by checking the box on your electric bill or by calling our office.

10. STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION- McLean Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

11. Upon divorce of the parties holding a joint membership, and notice of divorce to MEC, such membership shall be held solely by the party who continues to purchase electric service at the same property, provided the former joint member spouse shall not be released from any debts due to MEC prior to the notification of divorce. Capital credits allocated prior to the divorce shall be divided as set forth in the Judgement of Divorce. If there is no mention of capital credits in the Judgement, capital credits shall be divided equally.

12. The Applicant understands that bylaws and policies are subject to change. Any by-laws or policies you receive at the time of this application are the policies in effect at the time of the application. You agree to be bound by all amended bylaws and policies.
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