Service Request

We are seeing a strong upswing in the number of commercial and residential construction projects, and Karnes Electric is prepared to welcome our new member-owners home. No matter the size or scope of your project, KEC is here to help you manage the process from beginning to end.


Select this Option if you need to apply for new electric service for a location that currently has a meter or has had a meter in the past.
Get Started
1. The Service Address, Meter Number or former member who had service at the location.
2. A Valid Driver’s License and Social Security Number.
3. A completed Membership Application.
4. Membership fee($5.00) and deposit (varies by location).
5. If service is currently connected, authorization from current member.

Select this option if you need to build new electric service or extend electric service from existing electric infrastructure to a new location.
New Construction Questionnaire
1. Complete the New Service Questionnaire.
2. Obtain your 911 address for your service location.
3. Submit all required documents including: Filed Copy of your Warranty Deed, Notarized
Right of Way Easements, and Membership Application.
4. Pay the total Cost Estimate and Membership Fee.
5. After construction is complete a Licensed Electrician will need to install a main
breaker panel.
6. Contact our office for a scheduled inspection of the main breaker panel.
7. The meter will be energized up to 3 business days after passed inspection.
8. The member’s first bill will be received in 6-8 weeks.
To check whether KEC is the Electric Service provider at your planned service location, please use our Service Map.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you in our Service Territory
View our Service Map and type in your address in the top right corner. If your address appears in the gray zone you are eligible for KEC service.
What to Expect - New Construction
Be prepared to answer the following questions:
1. What will the meter service? (site-built home, manufactured home, shop, water well, etc.)
2. Where will the structure(s) be located?
3. What Amp and Voltage service is requested to service the electric load?
4. Where will the meter be located? (Installed on the structure or the meter pole)
5. Do you want an area light installed?
6. What is the 9-1-1 address of the service?
7. What is the mailing address for the cost estimated to be mailed?
Documents and Forms
View our Forms Here.
Wiring Specifications
View our Wiring Specifications Here.
Upgrade Service
Need to upgrade existing electric service? Click Here to submit a request to our Staking Department.
Name Change
Need to change the name on an existing KEC account? Submit a request to the member service department at
Filed Copy of your Warranty Deed
Need to obtain a filed copy of your Warranty Deed? Visit your county courthouse to obtain a filed copy of your Warranty Deed. Filed copies will have a barcode present.
Notarized Right of Way Easements
Need your Right of Way Easement notarized? KEC will notarize your Right of Way Easements free of charge. All parties listed on the deed MUST BE PRESENT to notarize the documents. Please note government issued identification will be required to notarize documents.
911 Address
Need to obtain your 9-1-1 address? Click Here to find out the contact information for your local 9-1-1 office.