Electric service will be provided to any and all permanent, habitable buildings being used as a permanent residence or a place of business. A mobile type home shall be considered a permanent dwelling, as it pertains to Webster Electric Cooperative's line extension policy, providing the following criteria has been met.
It is located on land owned by the consumer.
It is connected to permanent utilities.
It is attached to a permanent foundation.
The aid-to-construction for such service will be the following:
Overhead service: First two poles and two anchors are provided, the next two poles are provided at $200.00 per pole and then any additional poles are charged at a rate of $400.00 per pole. Any additional anchors are charged at a rate of $50.00 per anchor
Underground Service: The member is responsible for providing all trenching and backfill, along with a $2.00 per foot charge for the first 600 feet increasing to $4.00 per foot for any additional footage.
Single Phase Permanent Service to a Barn or Well
Electric service for a barn or well will be provided upon agreement between the applicant and the Cooperative. The following aid-to-construction charges shall apply for single phase service to a barn or well:
Overhead service: $300.00 per pole for the first four poles increasing to $400.00 per pole for any additional requirements. Anchors will be charged at a rate of $50.00 per anchor.
Underground: Primary service will be provided at a rate of $3.00 per foot for the first six hundred feet increasing to $4.00 per foot for any additional requirements. Secondary service will be provided at a rate of $1.50/ft. The member will also be responsible for all trenching and back fill.
Single Phase Non-Permanent Dwellings
Electric service for non-permanent residences or places of business will be provided upon agreement between the applicant and the Cooperative. The potential revenue will be weighed against the cost of construction to determine whether the Cooperative has a reasonable chance of regaining its investment. To the extent that the new construction is not economical on a long- term basis, the applicant shall contribute aid-to-construction to cover the cost of construction.
Other Single Phase Line Extensions
Electric service for other electrical loads will be provided upon agreement between the applicant and the Cooperative. The potential revenue will be weighed against the cost of construction to determine whether the Cooperative has a reasonable chance of regaining its investment. To the extent that the new construction is not economical on a long-term basis, the applicant shall contribute aid-to-construction to cover the cost of construction.
Single Phase Service Revisions
When a service revision, pole or line move is requested which results only in convenience to the member-user, the member-user shall contribute aid to construction which reflects the labor, overhead and materials used by the Cooperative to perform the service revision.
If the member requests a lift pole to be set on their side of the service there will be a charge of $300.00 per pole and $50.00 per anchor.
Dusk to Dawn Lighting
If an applicant or member-user requests un-metered dusk to dawn light they must agree to retain that service for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of installation or pay the cost of labor and materials to install the light. If additional poles are required to be set, aid to construction in the amount of $300 per pole will be charged. If the consumer requests that the wiring to such pole be installed underground there will be an additional charge of $2.00 per foot of wire.
Decorative lighting other than that normally offered by the cooperative will be provided to the member with member being responsible for all lighting material costs.
If an applicant requests or code requires a disconnect box, the applicant shall provide a disconnect box with an amp rating no smaller than their service panel rating.
Routing and Facilities Determination
The Cooperative shall be the sole party in determining the most efficient route. If the applicant desires to use an alternate route the following charges shall apply for any additional footage for single phase service:
Overhead: $7.00 per foot
Underground: $10.00 per foot
Subdivisions & Other Developments
In cases of subdivisions where the lots are smaller than one-half acre there will be a charge of $250.00 per lot. For all developments that the size of the lot is greater than one-half acre the fee will increase to $750.00 per lot. If the development requires underground service then the member/developer will be responsible for all trenching and backfill.
Three Phase Line Extensions
Three phase service will be provided upon agreement between the applicant and the Cooperative. The potential revenue will be weighed against the cost of construction to determine whether the Cooperative has a reasonable chance of regaining its investment. To the extent that the new construction is not economical on a long-term basis, the applicant shall contribute aid-to- construction to cover the cost of construction.
Inactive New Service
If no construction has been started within six months after a new service is installed, the cooperative shall charge the member additional aid to construction in the amount of $200 per pole and $50 per anchor for overhead service, or $2 per foot primary and $1 per foot secondary underground service.
Underground Service Trench Depths
The member is required to provide a ditch for underground primary and secondary service. The depth for a primary service ditch shall be 4 feet deep, and the depth for secondary service shall be 2 feet deep.
Right of Way
The cooperative will provide all rights of way at no additional cost to the member. The best method and amount will be solely determined by the cooperative as provided in our rights of way easement. If the member does notagree to the arrangement the member will pay all additional costs or if they choose to provide their own right of way it will have to be approved by the appropriate cooperative representative. If the member does not agree to provide the proper amount of right of way the line will not be built.
Aid to Construction
All aid to construction shall be paid by the applicant before the new construction is begun. Aid to construction is not refundable.
The member is responsible for granting all necessary easements free of charge to the cooperative and must provide a notarized legal easement to the cooperative before construction will begin.
Disclaimer - This policy may be altered at any time due to special circumstances such as competition and the assistance of not for profit agencies under the approval of the Board of Directors.