Turn On or Transfer Electric Service to an Existing House, Apartment or Manufactured Home
If you are an existing Entergy customer or new to our area, these instructions
should help you get electric service for your home. To help speed up the
process, please have all the necessary information when you call
also may complete your application online.
Step 1 – Provide Required Information.
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
Street address (valid street number and apartment number, if applicable).
Please use your 911 address (no PO box numbers) to avoid a delay
Mailing address (if different from above)
Name (Must be at least 18 years of age). If a deposit
is required, it will appear on your first month's bill.
You will be asked to provide this additional information:
Drivers license number and state of issue
Social Security number
Date of birth
Daytime telephone number or a contact person if more information is needed and
to avoid delay
Directions to the property including directional street address (e.g., South
Main or North Main Street)
Note: Entergy performs turn-on services Monday through Friday, and observes
the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor
Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Step 2 – Review Permit Requirements
A permit may be required from
your city or county. If so, any required inspections or permits must be made
before Entergy can connect your electric service. Entergy must receive the
permit or approval from the permitting authority before establishing your
service. Entergy will notify you by telephone when we receive your permit or
For apartments, the management may have requested the inspection and received
the permit or approval. You should verify that this has occurred in order to
Step 3 – Establishing the Electric Service Request – What to
Notify Entergy at least two business days in advance of your desired date for
electric service for an existing home, apartment or manufactured home. If no
permits are required and all information is complete, Entergy will turn your
service on within two business days.
Notify Entergy at least three business days in advance if the structure is
brand new (and you have the permit already).
Note: More time will be needed if Entergy has to specially design your
installation. For example, setting a transformer or new pole may extend your
service initiation date by 15 business days.
For electric service, your establishment’s main breakers must be turned off
prior to service being connected. If not, your service could be delayed.
If a permit or approval is required, Entergy must place your order on hold
until we receive it. Once we receive the permit or approval, your service
should be connected within two business days. We will alert you of the
scheduled turn-on date. Please provide a good daytime telephone number so that
we can reach you.
Transferring your Entergy service. Entergy serves a four-state area. If
transferring service from one location to another where both are located
within the same Entergy Company, then no additional deposit is required, as
your current deposit will transfer. Otherwise your deposit requirement shall
be based upon your prior paying habits.
If there is an existing outdoor area light associated with the property, you
will be asked if you desire to continue this service.
Step 4 – Consider Additional Program Options
You are invited to examine our programs online or discuss them with our
representatives if you apply for service over the telephone. Once your service
is established you can also revisit this website and apply online.
For more information, go to Customer Service FAQs