Santee Cooper's Board of Directors approved a formal Line Extension Policy, which includes changes to its historical line extension practices for residential properties.
Santee Cooper has a duty to provide standard electric service, which is defined as single-phase, overhead service to the normal point of service, to customers located in its assigned service territory.
Underground and non-standard electric service is recognized as higher quality service compared to overhead service and has additional costs associated with it. The residential Line Extension Policy establishes a uniform procedure for determining costs and potential offsets, and will minimize potential for premature or unnecessary line extensions. The policy mainly applies to developers and new home construction, unless a customer is modifying their existing service.
The policy was approved by the board of directors at their meeting August 19th. The policy is effective as of Jan. 1, 2014.
Click here for a copy of the Line Extension Policy.
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