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(A) Single-phase routine extensions.
(1) The utility will extend its single-phase distribution facilities to provide electric service to new consumers for installations that, in opinion of the utility, consist of a permanent structure, normally occupied with electric service being used on a year-round basis.
(2) For such permanent installations, the utility will furnish service without an additional charge where the aggregate and combined distance of primary, secondary and service drop does not exceed 200 feet form the point of origin as determined by the utility and does not involve unreasonable construction costs.
(3) When the extension of the utility's distribution facilities is greater than 200 feet from the point of origin, the additional cost of the facilities beyond 200 feet will be paid by the consumer as a non-refundable aid-to-construction contribution.
(B) Unusual extensions and three-phase service.
(1) Where an extension, enlargement or expansion of the utility's facilities is involved (including the furnishing of three-phase service), the utility reserves the right to require a non-refundable aid-to-construction contribution where, as determined by the utility, the probable or actual revenue is insufficient to justify the investment and operating expenses involved. Such non-refundable contributions shall apply to the construction cost in excess of the aforementioned 200 feet single-phase extension.
(2) The utility reserves the right not to furnish three-phase service to the consumers when the utility determined that single-phase service will adequately supply the consumer's load requirements.
(3) For initial installations to provide temporary or seasonal service and the like, the provisions of § 50.025 shall apply.
(C) Contract and financial requirements. A special contract covering an extension in excess of that referred to above will be subject to the following conditions:
(1) The consumer shall own the premises involved and, as determined by the utility, shall be financially responsible to fulfill obligations as specified by written contract.
(2) The consumer's installation, equipment and buildings shall, in the opinion of the utility, be of a permanent nature.
(3) The consumer's probable use of electric service, as determined by the utility, will equal or exceed the contract minimum charge.
(4) The monthly minimum charge shall be not less than the minimum charge as determined in accordance with applicable rate schedule plus 2.5% of the utility's additional investment that it may elect to make in excess of the standard installation referred to in division (A) of this section.
(5) The above contracted monthly minimum charge shall be applicable continuously for the duration of the contract whether or not service is disconnected.
(6) The contract term shall be not less than 60 months or such longer term as the utility deems necessary to compensate for the investment and operating costs involved.
(7) To the extent that the above requirements have not been compiled with to the satisfaction of the utility, the consumer shall make a non-refundable contribution to the utility that will enable to project to conform to the above investment requirements.
(8) If the consumer makes a non-refundable contribution in aid-of-construction, the monthly minimum charge, as determined in division (C)(4) above, will be reduced accordingly. However, the resultant monthly minimum charge shall, in no event, be less than the minimum charge specified in the applicable rate schedule, plus 2.5% per month of the utility's net investment in excess of that specified in division (A) of this section.
(9) In connection with any extension or enlargement of the utility's facilities required to supply three-phase service, the utility reserves the right to require the consumer to install the complete substation and the applicable substation ownership discount shall apply.
(D) Advance deposit and prepayments.
(1) To assure payment of the contracted monthly minimum charge, the utility reserves the right to require the consumer to make a suitable advance deposit. In addition, the utility also reserves the right to require the consumer to make, at the beginning of each 12 months' period, a prepayment of account equal to 12 times the monthly minimum charge specified in the contract. One-twelfth of the annual advance payment shall be applied as a credit to each monthly bill computed under the applicable rate schedule and contract terms.
(2) Any unused portion of the advance payment remaining at the end of 12 months billing period may, at option of the utility, be retained as partial advance payment for the succeeding 12 months billing period.
(Ord. 10-85, passed 10-7-85)