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Terms & Conditions Index  (PDF or DOC)

 

Service Territory  (PDF or DOC)

 

The Electric Rate Schedule  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

Filing 

1.0

1.1

Revisions

1.0

1.2

Application

1.0

1.3

Basis of Charge

1.0

1.4

Terms and Conditions

1.0

1.5

Billing Limitations for Certain General Service Rates

1.0

1.6

Application of Seasonal Rates

1.0 

1.7

Contributions in Aid of Construction

1.1

1.8

 

1.2

1.8

 

1.3

1.8

 

 

 

Legal Holidays for Time-Of-Use Rate Application

1.4

1.9

Prorated Bills

1.4

1.10

Prorated Bills

1.4

1.10

Administrative Support Change

1.4

1.11

 

1.5

1.11

Application for Service  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

Place of Application

2.0

2.1

Service Contract

2.0

2.2

Unauthorized Use

2.0

2.3

Special Contracts

2.0

2.4

Classification of Service  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

Residential Service

3.0

3.1

General Service

3.0

 3.2 

Street Lighting Service

3.0

3.3

Area Lighting Service

3.0

3.4

Permanent Service

3.0

3.5

Permanent Service

3.1

3.6

Short-Term Service

3.1 

3.7

Seasonal Service

3.1

3.7

Temporary Service

3.1

3.8

 

3.2

3.8

 

3.3

3.8

 

3.4

3.8

Standby(Back-Up) Service

3.4

3.9

Supplementary Power

3.4

3.10

Maintenance Power

3.4

3.11

Interruptible Power

3.4

 3.12 

Load Management Service

3.4 

 3.13 

 Service Limitation  (PDF or DOC)

Section Page Sub-Section

Character

4.0

4.1

Single-Point Delivery

4.0

4.2

Single Customer Delivery 

4.0

4.3

Compliance with Availability

4.1

4.4

Services with Connected Loads in
Excess of 50 kVa

4.2 

4.5

Alternating Current Arc Welders

4.1

4.7

Residential and Non-Residential Use on the Same Meter

4.2

4.8

Credit  (PDF or DOC)

Section Page

Sub-Section

Payment Obligation

6.0

6.1

Authority for Requesting Deposits from
Residential Customers

6.0

6.2

Authority for Requesting Deposits from
Non-Residential Customers

6.0

6.3

Interest on Deposit

6.0 

6.4

Late Payment Charge

6.0

6.5

 

6.1

6.5

Charges for Returned Checks

6.1

6.6

Payment Options

6.1

6.7

Extensions  (PDF or DOC)

Section Page Sub-Section

Purpose, Scope, Applicability and Definitions

7.00
   

7.0

Requirements for Single-Phase Overhead/Underground Line Extensions Built and Owned by CMP Effective 1/1/07 

7.01

 

7.02
7.03
7.04
7.05
7.06
7.07
7.08
7.09

7.01

 

7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1

Requirements for Polyphase Overhead/Underground Line Extensions Effective 1/1/07
 

7.10
 

7.11
7.12
7.13
7.14
7.15
7.16
7.17

7.2
 

7.2
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.2 

Requirements for Owner Constructed Lines Effective 1/1/07 

7.18

 

7.19
7.20

7.3

 

7.3
7.3

Requirements for Customer-Owned Line Extensions Effective 1/1/07 

7.21

 

7.22
7.23
7.24
7.25
7.26

7.4

 

7.4
 7.4 
7.4
7.4
7.4

Single-Phase Overhead/Underground Line Extensions Cost Reallocations Effective 1/1/07
 

7.27

 

7.28

7.5
 

 7.5 

Deflations Factors for Estimating Original Cost of Private Line Extensions
 

7.29

 

7.30

7.5

 7.5

Standard Plan of Single-Phase Overhead Line Extensions Effective from 1/6/82 to 6/30/86

7A.1

 

7A.2

Appendix A

 

Appendix A

Standard Plan of Single-Phase Overhead Line Extensions Effective from 7/1/86 to 5/31/91
 

7A.3

 

  7A.4  

Appendix B

 

Appendix B

Requirements for Single-Phase Overhead Line Extensions Effective from 6/1/91 to 11/30/93
 

7A.5

 

7A.6
7A.7
7A.8
7A.9
7A.10 
7A.11
7A.12

Appendix C

 

Appendix C
Appendix C 
Appendix C
Appendix C
Appendix C
Appendix C
Appendix C

Requirements for PolyPhase Overhead Line Extensions Effective from 6/1/91 to 11/30/93
 

7A.13

 

7A.14 
7A.15
7A.16
7A.17

Appendix C

 

Appendix C
Appendix C
Appendix C
Appendix C

Requirements for Polyphase Overhead Line Extensions Effective from 1/1/97 to 5/31/97 

7A.18

 

7A.19 
7A.20
7A.21
7A.22 

Appendix D

 

Appendix D
Appendix D
Appendix D
Appendix D 

Requirements for Single-Phase Overhead Line Extensions Effective from 12/1/93 to 12/31/99 (as modified August 8, 1998 in Docket No. 97-857) 

7A.23

 

7A.24
7A.25
7A.26
7A.27
7A.28 
7A.29
7A.30
7A.31
7A.32 

Appendix E

 

Appendix E
Appendix E 
Appendix E
Appendix E
Appendix E
Appendix E
Appendix E Appendix E
  Appendix E 

Requirements for PolyPhase Overhead/Underground Line Extensions Effective from 6/10/97 to 12/31/99 (as modified August 8, 1998 in Docket No. 97-857)
 

7A.33

 

 

7A.34 

 Appendix E 

 

 

  Appendix E 

Other Overall Requirements Applicable to Single-Phase and Polyphase Line Extensions Prior to 12/31/99 (as modified August 8, 1998 in Docket No. 97-857) 

7A.35

 

 

7A.36  

Appendix E

 

 

Appendix E

Requirements for Single-Phase Overhead/Underground Line Extensions Effective 1/1/00 to 5/11/02
 

7A.37

 

7A.38
7A.39
7A.40
7A.41
7A.42
7A.43
7A.44

Appendix F

 

Appendix F
Appendix F 
Appendix F
Appendix F
Appendix F
Appendix F
Appendix F 

Requirements for Polyphase Overhead/Underground Line Extensions Effective 1/1/00 to 5/11/02
 

7A.45


7A.46
7A.47

Appendix F

 

Appendix F
  Appendix F  

Requirements for Customer-Owned Line Extensions Effective 1/1/00 to 5/11/02
 

7A.48

 
7A.49
7A.50
7A.51

Appendix F

 

Appendix F
Appendix F
  Appendix F  

Requirements for Engineering Designs for Customer-Owned Line Extensions Effective 1/1/00 to 5/11/02  

7A.52  

  Appendix F 

Requirements for Single-Phase Overhead/Underground Line Extensions Built and Owned by CMP Effective 5/12/02 to 12/31/06
 

7A.53

 

7A.54
7A.55
7A.56
7A.57
7A.58
7A.59
7A.60 7A.61

  Appendix G

 

  Appendix G   Appendix G
  Appendix G 
Appendix G
Appendix G
Appendix G
Appendix G
Appendix G

Requirements for PolyPhase Overhead/Underground Line Extensions Effective 5/12/02 to 12/31/06
 

7A.62


7A.63
7A.64

Appendix G

 

Appendix G  Appendix G 

Requirements for Owner-Constructed Lines Effective 5/12/02 to 12/31/06
 

7A.65


7A.66
7A.67 

Appendix G

 

Appendix G   Appendix G  

Requirements for Customer-Owned Line Extensions Effective 5/12/02 to 12/31/06
 

7A.68

 

7A.69
7A.70
7A.71
7A.72
7A.73

Appendix G

 
Appendix G
Appendix G
Appendix G
Appendix G
Appendix G 

Single-Phase Overhead/Underground Line Extension Cost Reallocations Effective 5/12/02 to 12/31/06  

7A.74


7A.75 

Appendix G

 

Appendix G 

Rights, Permits and Approvals  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

Street Permits

8.0

8.1

Procurement by Customer

8.0

8.2

Terms and Rentals 

8.0

8.3

Costs of Licenses, Permits, and Approvals

8.0

8.4

Introduction of Service  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

Wiring in Progress

9.0

9.1

Defective Installation

9.0

9.2

Unsatisfactory Installation

9.0

9.3

Customer's Premises   (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

Customer's Premises

10.0

10.1

Company Maintenance

10.0

10.2

Customer's Responsibility

10.0

10.3

Access to Premises

10.0

10.4

Protective Apparatus

10.1

10.5

Customer's Use of Service  (PDF or DOC) 

Section

Page 

 Sub-Section

Resale Forbidden 

11.0

11.1

Fluctuations and Disturbances 

11.0

11.2

Type of Installation

11.0

11.3

Unbalanced Load

11.0

11.4

Notice of Change in Load  

11.1

11.5

Liability for Failure to Notify Company 

11.1

11.6

Use of Power Factor Corrective Equipment 

11.1

11.7

  Meters  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

Supply of Meters

12.0

12.1

Special Measurements

12.0

12.2

Meter Tests

12.0

12.3

Request Tests

12.0

12.4

Adjustment of Error - Refund

12.0

12.5

Adjustment of Error - Charge

12.1

12.6

Rental Meters

12.1

12.7

Meter Location Adjustment 

12.1

12.8

Digital Demand and Time Pulses

12.1

12.9

 

12.2

12.9

Master Metering Standard

12.2

  12.10

Special Facilities   (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

Definition

13.0

13.1

Application

13.0

13.2

Charges

13.0

13.3

 

13.1

13.3

 

13.2

13.3

Abandonment of Facilities

13.2

13.4

Cost of Installation

13.2

13.5

Other Facilities

13.2

13.6

Prepayment Schedule 

13.3

App A

 

13.4

App A

Transformer Replacement Cost

13.5

App B

 

13.6

App B

 

 13.7 

App B

Disconnection by the Company   (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page 

Sub-Section

Authority for Disconnection of a Residential Customer 

15.0

15.1

Authority for Disconnection of a Non-Residential Customer

15.0

15.2

Reconnection Charge

15.0 

15.3

Collection Service Charge

15.0

15.4

Charge for Returned Checks

15.0

15.5

Disconnection of Leased or Rented Property

15.1

15.6

Termination of Service   (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page 

Sub-Section

Termination Notice

16.0

16.1

Final Bill

16.0

16.2

Notice of Discontinuance by Customer

16.0

16.3

Completion of Term

16.0

16.4

Demand   (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page 

Sub-Section 

Definition of Demand 

17.0

17.1

Determination of Demand

17.0

17.2

Determination of Demand by Measurement 

17.0

17.3

Special Cases 

17.0

17.1

17.4

17.4

General   (PDF or DOC)

Section 

Page 

Sub-Section 

Trial Installation

18.0

18.1

No Prejudice of Rights

18.0

18.2

Billing Changes

18.0

18.3

Assignment

18.0

18.4

Charge for Establishment of Service

18.1

18.5

Rate Options

18.1

18.6

Continuity of Service

18.2

18.2

18.6

18.7

Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks

18.3

18.4

18.8

18.8

Exceptions to Substation Ownership Requirement

18.5 

18.9

Energy Efficient New Home Inspection and Certification

18.5

 18.10

Home Energy Profile Service

18.6

18.7

 18.11

 18.11

Customer Service Guarantee

18.8

 18.12

Charge for Furnishing Billing, Payment and Usage Records

18.8

 18.13

Charge for Furnishing Billing, Payment and Usage Records

18.9

  18.13

Customer Initiated Transfer of Service to Standard Offer

18.9

  18.14

Demand Side Management Programs 

 Bundle-Up Program  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page

Sub-Section

General Program Description

21.0 

21.1

Program Participation Requirements 

21.0

21.1

21.2

21.2

Available Measures

21.1

21.3

Charges for Program Services

21.1

21.4

Contractor Selection 

21.2

21.5

Bundle-Up Program Charges, Materials, And Services

21.3

Appendix A

Residential Load Cycling Program  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page 

Sub-Section

Program Description 

23.0

I

Program Participation Requirements 

23.0

II

Program Purpose and Goals

23.1

II

Eligible Program Participants 

23.1

23.2

II

II

Participant Requirements 

23.2

23.3

III

III

Service Options 

23.3

23.4

23.5

IV

IV

IV

Participant Incentives 

23.5

V

Installation and Inspection of Equipment

23.6

VI

Other 

23.6

VII

Power Partners Program  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page 

Sub-Section 

General Program Description 

28.0

I

Program Participation Requirements 

28.0

II

Eligible Measures 

28.1

II

Proposal Requirements

28.2

28.3

28.4

IV

IV

IV

Pricing and Funding Options 

28.5

V

Proposal Evaluation 

28.5

28.6

VI

VI

Miscellaneous

28.6

28.7

28.8

VII

VII

VII

Residential Electricity Lifeline Program  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page 

Sub-Section 

Program Purpose 

33.0

  33.1  

Program Availability 

33.0

33.2

Program Participation Conditions

33.0

33.3

Enrollment and Certification

33.1

33.4

Annual ELP Benefit

33.1

33.2

33.5

33.5

Participants Using Oxygen Pumps or Ventilators

33.2

33.6

Arrears Repayment 

33.3

  33.7 

Usage Reduction Measures

33.3

33.8

Electricity Lineline Program Charges

 33.4

 33.9

 

Electricity Providers  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page 

Sub-Section 

General 

43.0

43.1

Billing Services - Standard Bill Format and Rate Structure

43.0

43.2

Off-Cycle Terminations 

43.0

43.3

Customer History Data 

43.0

43.4

Nonstandard Meter Installations

43.1

43.5

Nonstandard Bill Format or Rate Structure 

43.1

43.6

Information Disclosure for Standard Offer Customers

43.1

43.7

Transmission Services  (PDF or DOC)

Section

Page 

Sub-Section 

Transmission Charges

44.0

44.1

Custom Solutions Program  (PDF or DOC)

Section 

Page 

Sub-Section 

General Program Description 

45.0

45.1

Utility Participation

45.0

45.2

Participant Eligibility Requirements 45.3

45.0

45.1

45.3

45.3

Eligible Projects

45.1

45.4

Project Information Requirements

45.1

45.5

Funding

45.2

45.6

Miscellaneous

45.2

45.7

Conservation Assessment  (PDF or DOC) 

Section

Page 

Sub-Section 

Conservation Assessment

49.0

49.1

 

Electric Lifeline Program Assessment  (PDF or DOC) 

Section

Page 

Sub-Section 

Electric Lifeline Program Assessment

50.0

50.1

 

Small Generator Aggregation   (PDF or DOC

Section

Page 

Sub-Section 

General

51.0

51.1

Contract

51.0

51.2

Administration

51.1

51.3

Net Billing Customer

51.2

51.4

Electric Thermal Storage Pilot Program  (PDF or DOC)

Section 

Page 

Sub-Section 

General Program Description 

52.0

52.1

Participant Eligibility Requirements

52.1

52.2

Instant Rebate

52.1

52.3

Metering - Two Meter Options

52.1

52.4

Metering - Single Meter Options

52.2

52.4

Assessment

52.2

52.5

 

Municipal Ownership of Streetlights  (PDF or DOC)

Section 

Page 

Sub-Section 

General Description 

53.0

53.1

Municipal Ownership and Maintenance - Company Installation

53.0

53.2

Municipal Ownership and Maintenance - Company Installation

53.1

53.2

Municipal Ownership, Installation and Maintenance

53.2

53.3

Maintenance Requirements for Municipalities

53.3

53.4

Maintenance Requirements for Municipalities

53.4

53.4

Municipal Purchase Option

53.4

53.5

Miscellaneous Requirements

53.5

53.6

Miscellaneous Requirements

53.6

53.6

Charges For Streetlighting Services

53.6

53.7

Charges For Streetlighting Services

53.7

53.7

Charges For Streetlighting Services

53.8

53.7

Resolution of Disputes

53.9

53.8

Arrearage Management Program  (PDF or DOC)

Section 

Page 

Sub-Section 

Program Purpose 

54.0

54.1

Program Availability

54.0

54.2

Program Participation Conditions

54.0

54.3

Enrollment

54.2

54.4

Bill Credit

54.2

54.5

Billing

54.3

54.6

Default / Withdrawal

54.3

54.7

Term

54.4

54.8