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01/16/2007 ~ With the influx of modular housing projects throughout the Florida Keys, Keys Energy Services (KEYS) offers these tips to residents to ensure the timely delivery and installation of electric service.

- When customers are preparing site plans for their new home they should call KEYS at (305) 295-1000 to initiate contact and establish a timetable for the project.
* In some instances KEYS may not be able to accommodate a customer’s request.

- With regard to temporarily shutting off electric service and removing overhead electric lines, customers have two options:
*Option 1) At KEYS discretion, homeowners may obtain the written consent of their neighbors to plan a power outage which may last approximately five to six hours. The cost to remove and re-install the power lines will be approximately $700.00, and the homeowner accepts all liability of any damage sustained by their neighbors during the planned power outage.
* Option 2) If overhead electric lines can not be removed, KEYS may be able to install temporary electric poles and lines to re-route the power and allow for the installation of the modular home. This could cost approximately $7,000.00.

- Customers must pay all associated fees in advance. Payment must be received approximately 6 to 8 weeks in advance if temporary poles and lines need to be installed and approximately 2 weeks in advance if customer consent is obtained for a planned power outage.
* No work will be scheduled until payment is received.

- Once payment is received by KEYS’ Customer Service department, the Transmission & Distribution department will schedule the project.

- Preferred home delivery dates may not be achievable due to KEYS work load and schedule. Customers are urged to plan in advance to meet all applicable deadlines.

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