Member Services


If you wish to upgrade and/or relocate an existing service or line, you will need to submit a completed upgrade/relocation application. Please accompany the application with the required $400 non-refundable engineering fee, which is applied toward the project costs.

Due to the increase of project requests, please allow ample time for the upgrade/relocation process, which can take multiple months to complete. It is recommended to apply well in advance. In cooperative fashion, all project requests will be processed on a first-come basis. Regardless of your circumstances, Lincoln Electric is unable to prioritize your request by delaying other members’ projects with an earlier action date.

Upgrade/Relocation Process

  • Lincoln Electric receives the completed application and engineering fee
  • A work order is created for your project, typically within a week.
  • A staking technician call you to schedule a required field appointment when their workload permits, which may be up to six weeks out.
  • The staking technician creates a cost sheet and applicable paperwork for your project, then mails or emails you the project documentation. You should receive your paperwork within a couple of weeks after the field visit.
  • You submit the properly executed paperwork, proof of a State of Montana electrical permit, and payment of the cost sheet. The length of this step of the process is determined by you.
  • Once Lincoln Electric has received all necessary paperwork and payment, we release the project to our operations department to coordinate scheduling of work with your contractor and/or electrician. Work on Lincoln Electric facilities will not be scheduled until all member responsible components are complete. Please understand that material availability will also be a factor in how quickly we are able to complete your project.