Electric Service Planning Application (ESPA)

The Electrical Service Planning Application (ESPA) is needed to obtain your permit and is also used by the design team to determine your power requirements.

By signing the ESPA, Austin Energy signifies that it can provide the load, voltage, and type of infrastructure requested on the ESPA. Customers must provide the necessary infrastructure and follow all NEC codes and the Austin Energy Design Criteria.

Submit Your Electric Service Requests Online

To better serve our customers, Austin Energy now accepts electric service requests for all projects in the Austin Energy electric service territory through an online submission form. This includes the Electric Service Planning Applications (ESPA).

With this new process, Austin Energy can manage requests based on submission date and project complexity and respond to customer requests for information more rapidly.

What To Do

Complete an Intake Form and attach the necessary documents for your request. Be sure that you are the correct and knowledgeable person to submit this information. It is critical that the information is accurate so we can provide the correct infrastructure for your project.

What To Expect

After you submit an Intake Form to Austin Energy, you will receive an email confirmation. Austin Energy will then review your request to ensure all required information is complete before assigning your request for review and approval.

What You Will Need

  • Apartments — Must provide completed ESPA, current AutoCAD file of approved site plan, riser diagram, and 911 address validation form.
  • Commercial — Must provide completed ESPA, current AutoCAD file of approved site plan, riser diagram, and 911 address validation form.
  • Multifamily/Mixed Use — Must provide completed ESPA, current AutoCAD file of approved site plan, riser diagram, and 911 address validation form.
  • Subdivisions — Must provide completed ESPA, current AutoCAD file of approved site plan and 911 address validation form.
  • Downtown Network — Must provide completed ESPA, current AutoCAD file of approved site plan, riser diagram, layouts for UNO or Great Streets, and 911 address validation form.
  • Dual Feed — Must provide completed ESPA, current AutoCAD file of approved site plan, riser diagram, and 911 address validation form.
  • Relocation/Removal — Provide the address, AE pole number, and brief description of the project needs in the Customer Comments box.
  • Streetlights — Provide the address or area and brief description of the project needs in the Customer Comments box.

Note: Austin Energy may request more information as needed.

Submit Your Request

Have Feedback about Our New Intake Process?

Submit your feedback directly to the ESD Team

Commercial Electrical Permitting Application

In addition to the ESPA, you may also be required to complete a commercial Electric Permitting Application for multi-metered commercial projects. You will need to include the completed form with the Building Plan Review package.

Download the Commercial Electrical Permitting Application (pdf)

Contact Us

If you have questions about our design criteria, contact one of our Offices of Distribution Engineering Design.

AE Design South - St. Elmo Service Center
4411-B Meinardus Drive (South of 969/MLK/Windsor Rd.)
512-505-7682

AE Design North - Kramer Lane Service Center
2412 Kramer Lane, Bldg. C (North of 969/MLK/Windsor Rd.)
512-505-7181

AE Network Design - Downtown
4411-B Meinardus Drive
512-505-7682

If you are unsure which office to contact, view the Austin Energy Service Territory Map (pdf) to determine which office supports your service area.

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Last Updated: 4/16/19

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