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(A) Service is for exclusive use of consumer. Electricity supplied by the utility is for the exclusive use of the consumer on the premises to which such energy is delivered by the utility except as is specifically provided in §§ 50.003 and 50.004 with respect to “Multiple Dwelling Units” and “Trailers and Mobile Homes” or as may be set forth in the applicable rate schedule itself, service shall not be shared with another, sold to another, or transmitted off the premises. If this restriction is violated, the utility reserves the right to discontinue service without notice.
(B) Interconnection of buildings.
(1) Where the consumer's installation contains two or more buildings and such buildings are separated by street, alley, railroad right-of-way, or other public thoroughfare and where there is no other intervening property occupied by others, the consumer, at his or her own expense and responsibility, and subject to the approval of the utility, may interconnect such buildings so as to enable the consumer to receive all of his or her electric service requirements at one service and meter location and to be so billed.
(2) The privilege is not transferrable and automatically terminates if and when the buildings cease to be a part of a single establishment, or are separately owned and operated.
(C) Each service to be billed separately. Each separate service or meter location will be metered and billed separately. In addition, each different service voltage shall be separately metered and billed, the same as though each service voltage was supplied to different individual consumers.
(D) Three-phase residential service. Three-phase service is not generally available for residential use. As is provided elsewhere, where three-phase service is furnished for residential use, all service both single-phase and three-phase will be metered and billed in accordance with the applicable three-phase general service schedule.
(E) Residential motor size limitations. Service under residential schedules shall not be used for the operation of individual motors with a nameplate rating in excess of 20 HP unless special written permission is obtained from the utility.
(F) Reduced voltage starting of motors. The utility reserves the right to require all motors larger than 10 HP to be equipped, connected and operated by means of reduced voltage starting. The reduced voltage limits shall be as specified by the utility. The reduced voltage starting equipment may be built into the motor itself or may be external to the motor.
(G) The consumer's equipment to be acceptable. The consumer's electrical equipment shall be of an approved design, operated and controlled so as to not cause electrical disturbances on the utility's system or to be detrimental to the service furnished other consumers of the utility. If these requirements are not complied with, service will be subject to disconnection as provided in § 50.007.
(H) Power factor corrective equipment and voltage control.
(1) The utility reserves the right to require the consumer to install, at his or her expense, such power factor corrective or load-limiting equipment as is necessary to limit load and voltage fluctuations so that it is not necessary for the utility to supply excess capacity and facilities.
(2) All consumer installations of neon, fluorescent or other types of gaseous tube lighting, including signs, shall be equipped with power factor correction equipment so that the power factor at all times (of each unit or each group of units controlled through one switch) will not be less than 90% lagging. Similarly, all air conditioning equipment installed after the effective date of these rules and regulations shall be equipped so that when in operation, the power factor is not less than 90% lagging.
(I) Power factor voltage control. Where the consumer installs power factor corrective equipment, the utility reserves the right to require the consumer to install such controls as are necessary, in the utility's opinion, to prevent voltage or other disturbances on the utility's system that are detrimental to the service furnished other consumers. If, upon request of the utility, such voltage control equipment is not installed by the consumer, the billing for service shall be based on non-operation of all power factor corrective equipment and all electric service shall be subject to disconnection as provided in § 50.007.
(J) Fluctuating load limitations. Where large fluctuating single-phase loads such as spot welders are involved, in order to limit voltage variations so same will not be detrimental to service furnished to other consumers, the utility reserves the right to require such loads to be supplied by means of a three-phase to a single-phase motor-generator or other three-phase to single-phase converting equipment. All such conversion equipment shall be installed, owned, operated and maintained by the consumer at his or her expense. The furnishing of three-phase service by the utility shall be in conformance with the provisions set forth in § 50.026(B).
(K) Separate transformers for special loads.
(1) In the event a separate service or transformer installation or additional transformer capacity is required to adequately serve fluctuating loads (such as X-ray equipment, welders, and the like), such service shall be metered and billed separately in conformance to the applicable rate schedule or schedule of special charges.
(2) The consumer's wiring used to supply such fluctuating loads shall be installed in a continuous length of rigid conduit or cable as approved by the utility.
(Ord. 10-85, passed 10-7-85)