(A) As used in this
(1) "Contribution in aid of
construction" means any amount of money or property contributed to an electric
utility to the extent that the purpose of the contribution is to provide for
line extensions for new or expanded customer loads.
(2) "Commission" means the public utilities
commission of Ohio.
estimate" means the detailed projected expenditure, including material costs
and overhead, equipment costs and overhead, labor costs and overhead, and all
taxes associated with each major material and service component, required for a
line extension. It shall also separately identify any incremental costs
associated with providing premium services.
(4) "Customer" means any individual,
corporation, company, co-partnership, association, joint venture, or government
entity who has requested the construction of an electric line extension from
the electric utility.
utility" shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(11) of section
of the Revised Code.
extension" means the provision of facilities (including, but not limited to,
poles, fixtures, wires, and appurtenances) necessary for delivering electrical
energy from the point of origin to one or more of the customer's points of
delivery. Facilities provided by the electric utility to maintain, protect,
upgrade, or improve its overall distribution system (even if necessary due to a
customer's load addition) are not considered part of a line
installation" means any line extension to a new residential dwelling that will
have two or more dwelling units, where each unit has a separate account for
(8) "Point of
origin" means the point where a line extension under this rule connects with
and receives energy from any existing transmission or distribution equipment.
The point of origin shall be the nearest practical point to the customers to be
served by the line extension at which the appropriate voltage level is
(9) "Premium service"
includes, but is not limited to, customer-requested over sizing of facilities,
underground construction, three-phase residential service, and any customer
request that is in excess of standard construction and requirements necessary
to provide electric service to the customer.
(B) The commission may, upon an application
or a motion filed by a party, waive any requirement of this chapter, other than
a requirement mandated by statute, for good cause shown.