Surge Protection

Protect your home appliances and electronics from power surges that can occur from damage to power lines by animals, accidents, and severe weather conditions. Lease a surge protection device that DES attaches to your meter to direct surges to the ground instead of into your home.

Terms and prices are subject to change at any time, without notice.

Cost: For $6.00 or $9.00 a month (determined by service amps) added to your electric bill, DES will install a surge protection device at the meter on qualifying homes.  Requires completion of a 2-year Application-Contract.   Some meter installations may not qualify for the device.

Warranty: Limited warranty coverage is provided by the manufacturer for defined appliances and electronics damaged by surges that pass through the surge protection device.  Some exclusions apply.

Process: Contact our Residential Energy Advisor to obtain an Application and Contract for Home Surge Protection Service. After receiving the completed Application, we will visit your home for an Ohm reading to determine if there is sufficient grounding.

For qualifying homes we will proceed with the installation within one to four weeks, and you will be notified by mail of the installation and provided a copy of the warranty. If the home does not qualify, you will be notified by mail that additional ground rods must be installed before installation can proceed.

For more information, to request an Application, or to request service on existing DES surge protection device, please visit or contact our Residential Energy Advisor by phone (615) 441-6316, or email