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(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) hereof, the provisions of this chapter shall govern the installation, alteration, replacement, maintenance and repair of all electrical wiring and equipment and of all parts thereof; the sale or offering for sale of electrical materials, supplies, devices, appliances, and/or equipment; and the operation and use of electrical systems, devices, and equipment in the City.
(b) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
(1) Electric public service organizations, insofar as electrical wiring and equipment is utilized for the generation and transmission of electrical energy, and for the distribution of electrical energy up to the service equipment located near the point of entrance of the supply conductors for the building or other structure; provided, however, that where the public service organization installs transformers or converters within a building or other structure to convert the current in the distribution lines to current having characteristics suitable for use in the wiring system of the premises served, such transformers or converters, and the supply conductors to such transformers or converters and from the transformers or converters to the service equipment, or part thereof, when installed by the public service organization, shall be deemed to be part of the distribution system of the public service organization and not subject to the provisions of this chapter, except that all such electrical wiring and installations within buildings or structures shall be made in conformity with the applicable provisions of NFiPA 70 entitled “National Electrical Code,” as listed in OAC Chapter 4101:2-46.
(2) Electric and steam railroads, insofar as electrical wiring and equipment is utilized for furnishing transportation.
(3) Signal or intelligence transmission public service organizations, insofar as electrical wiring and equipment is utilized for signal and intelligence transmission.