New Service

Welcome to Lacreek Electric Association, Inc.!

Your membership makes you a member-owner of Lacreek Electric Assoication, Inc., a service-oriented, not-for-profit business. To obtain service, applicants must first become a member of the cooperative.

To apply for membership and service, you may contact our office (605.685.6581) between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to request a membership application or download the forms below.

AUTHORIZATION FORM  APPLICATION FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE  APPLICATION FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE CORPORATION

If there has never been an electric service at your property, you will need to contact Amy Pisha, 605-685-6581, Ext. 116 so she can evaluate your unique situation and get you the proper forms required for your new service. New services include the installation of the main disconnect switch under the meter for services 200 amps and under. For larger services, equipment will be provided by the member. All members' wiring should be done by a qualified electrician and must comply with the National Electric Code.

LINE BUILD PROCESS FORM

Credit Evaluation

Everyone who signs up for membership, whether it is a first-time member, or an existing member setting up a new service, will be subject to a credit evaluation to determine whether there will be a deposit due. If a deposit is required, the amount will be either $200 or $500, depending on the type of service that is being turned on. It is also an option to sign up for Auto-Pay, to avoid having to pay the initial deposit. Should your automatic payment be unable to process when ran the 20th of each month, you would then be charged a deposit. Deposits will be applied towards the final bill at the time of disconnect with any remaining deposit balance being refunded.

Transfer of Electric Service

When you move out, and another person moves into your residence or business, you are responsible for the electric bill until a request for transfer is made.

Reconnection Charge after Disconnection

Any account which is disconnected two times for nonpayment that does not have an existing deposit will be required to pay a $200 deposit in addition to any delinquent amounts, reconnect charges and late fees before service will be restored.

When You Move

If you are planning to move and no longer want service, please notify the cooperative in advance of the date you want the meter disconnected. We will get a final reading and apply your deposit (if any) to your final bill. If the final bill is less than the deposit, the cooperative will refund the difference or transfer it to an active account.

CHECKLIST OF ITEMS TO GET TO THE LACREEK ELECTRIC OFFICE TO ESTABLISH MEMBERSHIP:

  1. Signed Authorization Form
  2. Signed Application for Service
  3. Copy of current I.D.
  4. $200 Deposit   -or-    Set up Auto-Pay    -or-      Good 12 month Credit Reference from Previous Power Company

These items can be submitted to our office in one of the following ways:

  • In-person at our office at 121 N Harold Street, Martin, SD 57551
  • By mail: PO Box 220, Martin, SD 57551. If you are mailing, please fax a copy of the items before mailing.
  • By E-mail: lacreek@lacreek.com
  • By Fax: 605- 685-6957
  • Via Dropbox: Lacreek Electric Front Door ~ Security 1st Bank in Martin, SD ~ OSHA Office in Pine Ridge, SD ~ Oglala Service Center in Oglala, SD ~ Common Cents in Sharps Corner, SD ~ Angel’s Store in Kyle, SD ~ Buche's Gus Stop in Wanblee, SD ~ Kary’s Store in Parmelee, SD ~ Lakota Federal Credit Union in Kyle, SD

If you are putting them into a dropbox, please be sure to show clerk items and have them call our office at, 605-685-6581 and confirm that they are being put into dropbox. 

OTHER FORMS:

PREPAID METERING AUTHORIZATION  AUTHORIZATION FOR ANOTHER PERSON TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON YOUR ACCOUNT