Line Extension

Line Extension

LINE EXTENSION

General Policy

   Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. extends its distribution facilities to customers in accordance with the following line extension provisions.

 

Permanent Residential Service

The Cooperative will construct a new extension of its overhead distribution system to service a single or multi-family residence under the following provisions.

A. Applicability

To qualify as an extension to a permanent residence, the location where customer is requesting shall:

  • be a permanent installation
  • be a single-or-multi-family dwelling unit not combined with or attached to other residential units; and
  • if located within a subdivision, the developer must have complied with the subdivision line extension policy of the Cooperative and paid all aid to construction required therein.

B. Point of Delivery

The cooperative extends its electric facilities only to the point of delivery. Customer shall install and be solely responsible for wiring of the installation and all service entrance wiring through the weatherhead. Customer shall furnish a disconnect switch below the meter loop on the cooperative's pole. The cooperative will be responsible for making connection between the customer's disconnect switch and the meter loop. Customer shall not make this connection and is prohibited from connecting customer's wiring at the cooperative's meter, within cooperative's breaker box, or to any other facilities of the cooperative.

C. Facilities Charge

The cooperative will contribute up to $5,000 to extend service to a permanent regular residential consumer and up to $7,500 to extend service to a permanent all electric residential consumer. Any additional costs in excess of the cooperative's contribution will be paid by the consumer. All amounts paid to the cooperative for construction shall be non-refundable.

Non-Permanent and Temporary Line Extensions

The cooperative will construct a new extension of its overhead distribution system to serve non-permanent installations and temporary installations under the following provisions:

A. Point of Delivery

The cooperative extends its electric facilities only to the point of delivery. Customers shall install and be solely responsible for wiring of the installation and all service entrance wiring through the weatherhead. Customer shall furnish a disconnect switch below the meter loop on the cooperative's pole. The cooperative will be responsible for making connection between the customer's disconnect switch and the meter loop. Customer shall not make this connection and is prohibited from connecting customer's wiring at the cooperative's meter, within cooperative's  breaker box, or to any other facilities of the cooperative.

B. Facilities Charge

The customer shall be required to pay in advance as a non-refundable aid to construction 100% of the actual cost of all construction, plus the cost of removal less salvage value.