Section 802: Residential Service Extensions

I. Objective:

To provide a system which outlines PEC's requirements for making residential service extensions. In addition, a consistent basis to operate for the overall benefit of all PEC members.

II. Policy Content:

To establish PEC's requirements to be a permanent residence and obligation of PEC to the member and vice versa for making electric service extensions.

III. Provision:

  1. PEC may provide for a credit toward the cost of construction based upon the estimated usage and job type of the proposed extension, at PEC's sole discretion. PEC may also require that certain facilities be in place p1ior to construction before any potential credit will be considered. Such requirements include but are not limited to the following: floor plans or other evidence that a permanent residence will be built at the proposed location; immediately accessible water from a source deemed appropriate by PEC; sewage facilities installed accompanied by approval from the Oklahoma State Department of Environmental Quality; a completed, stationary foundation; evidence that the location will be lived in as the member's primary residence upon completion of construction. Applicant must provide proof of ownership to the property where electric service extension is being constructed.
  2. A permanent residence is defined to mean a residential dwelling containing complete kitchen facilities, an immediately accessible water source deemed appropriate by PEC; an Oklahoma State Department of Environmental Quality accepted sewage facility and occupancy of the dwelling on the permanent year-round basis. Not included in the term permanent residence are motels, rooming houses, tiny homes, RV's and mobile homes with no reliable support or attachment to the earth.
  3. When a member requests a line extension to a mobile home or tiny home prior to installation of water facilities, sewage facilities and/or the completion of a stationary foundation or permanent attachment to the ground, PEC may require a refundable deposit equal to the construction credit, plus a non-refundable deposit for extension cost in excess of the construction credit in advance of construction. The refundable deposit will be refunded to the member, with interest, when all requirements listed above are installed on property.
  4. Determination of Cost
    In determining the amount of payment which shall be required of the applicant for an extension to be made under this section, the total construction cost of the extension shall be based on the estimated cost of construction as determined by PEC. In addition, PEC may provide for a credit toward the cost of construction based upon a formula that contemplates the estimated usage and job type of the proposed extension, at PEC's sole discretion.
  5. The extension of underground facilities to permanent residences are subject to the above provisions plus:
    1. The meter base will be furnished by PEC and installed by the member on the building, pole or pedestal to which underground service is extended.
    2. PEC will also furnish, install and maintain the underground service conductors extending from its facilities to the point of attachment to the line terminal lugs of the meter base. In the event the meter is placed on a pole, member will be required to install a disconnect meeting PEC specifications.
  6. Any exception or deviation to this policy must be approved by the Exec. VP/CEO, Sr. VP - Administrative Services, or the Sr. Manager of Engineering & Power Delivery.

IV. Responsibility

It will be the responsibility of the Sr. Manager of Engineering & Power Delivery and the Sr. VP - Administrative Services to properly administer these provisions.

Approved by the Board of Trustees

  • Effective Date: September 27, 1996
  • First Revision: April 25, 1997
  • Second Revision: January 23, 2009
  • Third Revision: August 28, 2009
  • Fourth Revision: March 26, 2010
  • Fifth Revision: December 22, 2011
  • Sixth Revision: March 29, 2013
  • Seventh Revision: January 28, 2021