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Line Extension Charges

It is the policy of Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation to provide service to new consumers in a fair and equitable manner. When there is reasonable assurance of adequate revenue to cover CEMC's investment, there will be no charge for line extensions to serve the load. The following guidelines will be used to determine when there will be a charge for a line extension.


PERMANENT RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS

1. All single phase extensions to permanent dwellings up to 350 feet from an existing CEMC distribution facility will be provided at no cost to the applicant.

2. Those desiring line extensions of more than 350 feet from a CEMC distribution facility will be required to pay an aid-to-construction charge of $8.00 per power line foot for the excess over 350 feet. This aid-to-construction charge will be paid to CEMC prior to construction.

3. Prior to beginning work on any line extension, CEMC may require that the permanent residential dwelling be ready for occupancy. This will include an approval of wiring from the Deputy State Electrical Inspector, water under pressure, and sanitary sewage facilities among other requirements.


MOBILE HOMES LOCATED ON INDIVIDUAL LOTS

All single phase extensions to mobile homes located on individual lots up to 350 feet of primary distribution line from an existing CEMC distribution facility will be provided at no cost to the applicant provided the following requirements are met:

1. The owner of the mobile home owns the lot on which it will be located or has control of the lot.

2. The mobile home has water under pressure attached to it, either from a well or a public water system.

3. The mobile home is attached to a sewage system, either septic tank or publicly-owned system.

4. The electric service to the mobile home is of a permanent nature; that is, overhead service from the CEMC pole to an approved underground circuit from the pole to the mobile home.

Where the mobile home owner requires electric service and cannot meet the above requirements, service may be extended at unrecoverable costs for the entire length of the line extension. Where the requirements are met, the primary distribution line will be extended at the cost of eight dollars ($8.00) per power line foot for the excess over 350 feet. This cost will be paid to CEMC prior to construction.

TEMPORARY SERVICE FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES

Line extensions will not be made for temporary services unless there is reasonable assurance a permanent structure will be built or aid-to-construction may be required. In that case those desiring line extensions of more than 350 feet from an existing CEMC distribution facility will be required to pay an aid-to-construction charge of $8.00 per power line foot for the excess over 350 feet. This aid-to-construction charge will be paid to CEMC prior to construction.

Line extensions less than 50 kw to barns, pumps, grain bins, shops, permanent outdoor signs, and other similar type services shall be charged at $8.00 per power line foot and payment made prior to construction. All those desiring single phase underground extensions from a CEMC distribution facility will be required to pay total work order cost (full cost).

COMMERCIAL SERVICES (Over 50 kW)

Commercial services over 50 kW will be extended at a cost of $15.00 per power line foot and will require the execution of a power contract between the consumer and CEMC.