A. Conversion from Overhead to Underground Service
Any request to convert overhead facilities to underground for the convenience of the Member shall be at 100% of the actual cost.
B. Conversion from Overhead to Underground – Public Authority
The Cooperative shall not be required to construct general distribution lines underground unless the cost of such special construction for general distribution lines and/or the cost of any change of existing overhead general distribution lines to underground which is required or specified by a municipality or other public authority (to the extent that such cost exceeds the cost of construction of the Company’s standard facilities) shall be paid for by that municipality or public authority. The “cost of any change” as used herein, shall be the cost to the Company of such change. The “cost of special construction” as used herein, shall be the actual cost to the Company in excess of the cost of standard construction. When a charge is to be based on the excess cost, the Company and the municipality or other public authority shall negotiate the amount thereof.
C. Relocation of Electric Facilities
The Cooperative reserves the right to deny any request, temporary or permanent, to relocate electric distribution facilities owned by the Cooperative for any reason. If the Cooperative agrees to relocate its electric facilities and a suitable relocation exists, the Member shall be charged 100% of the actual cost in advance of said relocation.
If in the opinion of management that it is in the best interest of the Cooperative and the member, management may direct electric facilities to be moved at the expense of the Cooperative particularly if facilities in question constitute a safety hazard to the public.
D. Service Upgrade
Service upgrades may be charged a CIAC at the discretion of the Cooperative using the line extension guidelines contained herein for new construction based on single-family, commercial or other types of service.
E. Excess Facilities
If the Member requests facilities in excess of those normally furnished and the Cooperative agrees to furnish excess facilities, the Member shall pay a contribution in aid of construction equal to the increased cost to the Cooperative.
F. Pole Top Switch Installation
As of September 30th, 2001, the Cooperative will no longer support the installation of a new pole top switch. It has been and shall continue to be the policy of the Cooperative that these devices are Member owned and are to be Member maintained.
All work performed by the Cooperative on a pole top switch shall be billed to the Member at 100% of actual costs. The Cooperative encourages its Members with pole top switches to replace the switches with a standard 200 amp or 320 class meter base instead of repairing or installing a new switch.
G. Emergency Generation
The Cooperative permits the use of emergency generating equipment for operation only in the event the Cooperative's electric power supply is interrupted. Periodic testing is permitted. Where the Member has emergency generating equipment installed, the Member shall install and maintain all necessary double throw switching and protective devices so that it will be impossible for the Member to operate his generating equipment in parallel with the Cooperative's electric system.
All generating equipment, wiring, and switching installation shall be in conformance with the National Electric Code.
The commercial and industrial Member will use lockout/tagout procedures in accordance to OSHA standards. The Cooperative reserves the right to discontinue its service without notice, if the Member’s installation does not at all times comply with these provisions and requirements. All Member equipment shall be installed beyond the metering point.
Residential, Agricultural, and Commercial Members that are equipped with an emergency generator are requested to notify the Cooperative in writing or by telephone. This information will be noted on the Member’s account to ensure during electric restoration efforts Cooperative employees are aware of this power source.
H. Distributed Generation (Net Metering)
The Cooperative will comply with requirements of Sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 and all governmental regulations lawfully promulgated thereunder (PURPA). The Cooperative will interconnect with and operate in parallel with any qualifying facility which meets all Cooperative’s rules and regulations for single phase or three phase services. Any member wishing to interconnect a generating system of 25 KW or less single phase or less than 100 KW for three phase to the cooperative system will be covered by the net metering rate N. The member must sign the net metering agreements and pay a filing fee to submit their generating facilities plans for review.
I. Automatic Transfer of Account from Renter to Property Owner
A Member who owns a residence or business but rents it to other Members periodically may have the account automatically revert to his name without disconnection at the request of the renter by completing the appropriate form available at the Cooperative's office.