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    AES Indiana is proud to partner with builders and contractors to bring economic growth and opportunity to Central Indiana.

    1. Getting started

    Follow these steps to begin your construction project

    • Please contact our business call center at 317-261-8444.
    • Arrange a meeting with the project designer.
    • Work with the project designer in setting up the work schedule.
    • Fill out the service application and sign the necessary agreements.
    • Provide required site and electrical drawings.
    • Provide shop drawings when metering is to be in switchgear.

    2. Work management

    What to expect in the construction process

    • The flow chart below is an essential tool in helping our customers and project designers arrive at an accurate project completion date.
    • Since each project is unique, the requirements for successful project completion will vary.
    • Please keep in mind that requirements such as easements and railroad crossings require longer lead times and have the potential to greatly affect the timeliness of the project.
    • AES Indiana’s project designer will work with you to determine these requirements as well as determining the expected project completion date.
    • work management

    3. Potential causes for delay

    AES Indiana and our customers have to work together to complete the project in a timely fashion.

    • Delays in receiving plans on time.
    • Delays in receiving customer load and / or billing information.
    • Not obtaining easement in a timely manner.
    • Not obtaining necessary permits.
    • Weather delays – excessive rain or storms in Indiana and surrounding areas.
    • Missing Self-Certification / City Inspection Tag.

    4. Underground installations

    Requirements for installing underground lines

    • Meter base locations must follow the AES Indiana's Goldbook guidelines. Meter bases must be AES Indiana-approved and “UL” listed.
    • 200 ampere Meter Bases – Use gray 2-1/2" Schedule 80 PVC entering only through the right or left knockout on the bottom of the meter base.
    • 320 ampere Meter Bases – Use gray 3" Schedule 80 PVC entering only through the left knockout on the bottom of the meter base. When job requires continuous conduit, ask for a free reducer when picking up the equipment.
    • All buried conduit shall be gray 4" Schedule 40 PVC with 36” sweeping 90° bend. Install pull string and bury in a 36” deep trench so that the top of the conduit is a minimum of 30” below the finished grade.
    • Electrical inspection tags shall be filled out completely and placed inside the meter cabinet.
    • Make sure load wires are rung out and marked properly according to phasing.
    • No plumbing PVC or fittings will be accepted.
    • No flex pipe will be accepted.

    5. Metering information

    Specifications and location information

    • Single-phase: Refer to AES Indiana's Goldbook for meter specifications
    • Three-phase: Metering cabinets and equipment can be picked up at our Arlington Service Center
    • Arlington Service Center 
      3600 N. Arlington Ave.
      7:00 AM-2:45 PM Monday-Friday

    6. Prepare your property

    Guidelines to prepare for electric service installation

    • Stake all property corners and structures, and expose any underground facilities such as pipelines or sewers.
    • Grade all trench routes to within four inches of final grade.
    • Clear all surface and subsurface obstructions to a depth of 42 inches.
    • If you are responsible for your own trench, the trench must be 36 inches deep.
    • Riser Specifications (see diagram below). The riser location will be specified by the Project Designer.
    • riser location
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