7-58-040  Implementation of emergency energy plan.
   (a)   Whenever an electric utility company determines that it is necessary to implement an emergency energy plan, the company shall notify the Executive Director, Superintendent of Police, Fire Commissioner, and Commissioner of Assets, Information, and Services, or their respective designees, pursuant to a notification procedure approved by the Executive Director after consultation with the Superintendent of Police, Fire Commissioner, and Commissioner of Assets, Information, and Services. The notification shall be made as soon as practicable and shall be made prior to implementation of the plan. The Executive Director may waive the notice requirement to accommodate exigent circumstances.
   (b)   Notice of the implementation of each level or stage of the emergency energy plan shall be made under this section pursuant to rules promulgated by the Executive Director after consultation with the Superintendent of Police, Fire Commissioner, and Commissioner of Assets, Information, and Services. The notification shall be made for each of the following actions:
      (1)   the use of operating reserves – spinning;
      (2)   the curtailment of service to “interruptible” customers (customers who have agreed to the interruption of service under certain circumstances pursuant to their contact with the electrical utility company);
      (3)   the declaration of a control area emergency;
      (4)   a public appeal for voluntary curtailment of electricity use (the notification shall include the specific wording of the appeal);
      (5)   the determination of the need for an intentional interruption of service pursuant to the emergency plan (the notification shall include the areas to be interrupted; the sequence and estimated duration of outage for each area; and the affected feeders and number of affected customers in each area); and
      (6)   such other actions requiring notice pursuant to rules promulgated by the Executive Director under this section.
      The notification of such intentional service interruptions shall be made immediately upon the determination that the interruptions are necessary. Whenever practical, the notification shall be made at least two hours prior to the time of the interruption and in no case shall the notification be made less than 30 minutes prior to the interruption.
   (c)   Notification required by this section shall be in addition to any notification requirements contained in Section 2-29-060 of this Code.
   (d)   Whenever an electric utility company implements an emergency energy plan, the company shall provide appropriate personnel, as determined by the Executive Director, to staff the City's Office of Emergency Management and Communications and any other City emergency response facility that the Executive Director determines requires such staffing while the company's emergency energy plan is being implemented.
(Added Coun. J. 9-9-98, p. 77140; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99026, § 8.6; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. III, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-21-17, p. 61755, Art. III, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 11-26-19, p. 11390, Art. III, § 13)