May be opened M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. by coming into our office at 410 S. High Street in Dighton, or by calling us at 620-397-5327 or 800-407-2217. We will always do our best to promptly and efficiently respond to connect service; however we can not guarantee same day service. Please plan accordingly.
- Valid state-issued ID
- Social Security Number (required for soft credit check)
- Filled out Service Agreement
- A Federal ID (EIN) if opening a commercial or industrial account
Please take time to read our Member Handbook which contains valuable information about your cooperative membership including services and benefits we provide for you, our member!
Deposits and Fees
New Members who have not had electric service with Lane-Scott Electric in the past 12 months are required to have a soft credit check completed. A deposit for electric service may be required.
- A credit check is required for the main account holder. If there is a second account holder, the credit check is optional.
- If a deposit is required, the normal deposit for residential service is $200.
- Deposits can be used at the discretion of Lane-Scott Electric to pay the electric usage if payments are delinquent.
- After 12 months of being in good standing with prompt payments, deposits can be reimbursed to members upon request.
- Deposits for Small or Large Commercial rates for existing meters is calculated using the average of the 2 highest month usage from the previous 12 months, or a minimum of $200.
Building a new home or business can be a stressful process, and we hope to make the process as easily as possible.
To extend infrastructure to a new service location (new construction site) that has not previously been metered, your request will flow through a new construction workflow process.
Step 1: Call our office at 620-397-5327 or 800-407-2217 as soon as possible. Be prepared to give us the 911 address or detailed legal description of the build's location and a daytime phone number where you can be easily contacted.
Step 2: You will speak with a staking technician / engineer department to determine what infrastructure is needed to serve the new location and prepare a job estimate.
Step 3: Once the estimate is agreed upon, we will create a service agreement listing the appropriate rate tariff, deposit, and the *CIAC (Contribution in Aid of Construction) amount.
Step 4: The staking / engineer team will further assess your job to determine the best placement of the meter, perform One Call (marking any underground utilities), stake the job, and prepare a construction work order. Linemen will then build the required infrastructure.
Step 5: It is the members responsibility to hire needed electricians to install secondary line equipment for the residence or place of business.
Step 6: The billing department will now have all the necessary information needed to create your account.
This process can take several week from start to finish, so please make sure to contact us as soon as possible to start the process.
*What is contribution in aid of construction (CIAC) When a member requests to connect an electrical service to Lane-Scott Electric's electrical distribution system where no connection currently exists, we must add equipment to our electric system, i.e. building a new house or a business is adding on to their facility. When this happens, Lane-Scott Electric asks the member to contribute financially to adding the additional equipment needed to make this new connection, and this financial contribution is called a ‘contribution in aid of construction’ or CIAC. Part of the cooperative business model is ensuring members contribute equitably to the capital of their cooperative. Lane-Scott Electric requests CIAC when a member asks for a change to the electrical system that primarily benefits them and does not specifically benefit other members. Seen from the other members’ vantage point, it would not be fair to spread these costs among all members when the benefit accrues to only one member.