Frequently Asked Questions

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Find answers for common electric-service questions related to home construction, demolition, service upgrades, and pool installation.

Why do I need an inspection by PSEG Long Island after I’ve sent in my Electrical Inspection Certificate?

We inspect your service location after all documentation and required payments are received to verify that all of your electric equipment is in compliance with the National Electric Code, National Electric Safety Code, and current specifications and requirements for electric installations.

How do I know how many amps I have?

Look at the label on the door to your circuit breaker, or consult your electrician.

When would I need a site meeting? How do I request one?

We typically require site meetings when you're planning substantial changes to existing electrical installations, or when there are non-standard conditions at the service location. To request a site meeting, please submit the Site Meeting Request form, a Load Letter, and, if necessary, a site plan (which is required if you are requesting substantial changes). All documents should be submitted to Building & Renovation Services by email at or by fax at 1-844-846-1550

What is a customer project number?

A customer project number is how we track your request in our work management system. Once all of your documentation is submitted, we will generate a customer project number that can be used to track the progress of your service request.

Can I pay the fee with a credit card?

Unfortunately, we do not accept credit card as a form of payment. All payments more than $1,000 and all deposits must be made by bank check or money order.

What is a temporary service?

Temporary service is a type of electric installation that provides service for short-duration power needs of 90 days or less, often for a construction sites or non-permanent sites that require power.