Building a new house on your own land brings many challenges you don't face if you build in a subdivision. Of course, one of the main advantages of being on your land is that you're not 10 feet from your neighbor. But, that also means the electric company might not have had a need to provide electricity to your land before, so you'll have to arrange, and pay for, that privilege. So the question is, how do you get the electric service run to your property, and how much will it cost? First thing to understand: every electric utility company seems to have a different policy and procedure, and you might have to do some digging to even find out which company you'll be dealing with.