New Service Application
General Requirements for Installation of Service
An easement is required for all MEC supplied facilities. Easements must be signed by those legally authorized to do so and acceptable by Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. This document is required prior to installation of MEC facilities. Lots and/or easement boundaries needed for determination of the route must be provided before field staking can be completed.
Electrical Permits as are required by either City, County, or State, according to jurisdiction are required prior to release of work order to the MEC Construction department.
A signed membership is required for each person or entity that requests service from MEC.
The customer is required to provide a means of disconnect on the exterior of the building, or at the meter base, if it is not attached to the building.
At MEC’s request, the customer requesting three phase service may be asked to provide a metering cabinet with adequate landing lugs and a 13 jaw meter socket. Metering cabinet is to be mounted on the building or on a secure base.
Transformers must be located a minimum of five feet from a building wall. A cleared area eight feet from all other sides of the transformer must be maintained for proper cooling, operation, and access for MEC employees.
Power Quality and Harmonics
MEC agrees to maintain voltage at the metering point to within +/- 5% of the nominal voltage. The customer must agree to limit total harmonic distortion generated from within its facilities to levels set by IEEE 519-1992 standards.
MEC does not guarantee uninterrupted power. Loss of one or more phases is possible. If needed, protection against “single phasing” should be provided by the three phase customers.
Excavation for underground power lines to be completed by the customer must be at least 36”, but not more than 42” in depth. Grade stakes indicating final grade must be provided for placement of transformer and above ground equipment.
The Staking Technician will provide the customer with a cost estimate for Aid to Construction. Due to price changes, the estimate is only good for 90 days. The job will not be scheduled until the Aid to Construction is paid. If 90 days elapses, the estimate may be revised to reflect price increases.
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