What's that "ESA" cost on my estimate? Submitted by Nathan Parsons on January 2, 2017 - 6:15pm Renovation projects can be expensive, and there are definitely ways to work with a budget, but there are certain costs that can't be avoided. One of these unavoidable costs is the charge for the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) permit.Tags: renovationelectricianelectricalESALECpermit Read more about What's that "ESA" cost on my estimate? You need to be a registered user to post comments. Please log in.