(A) As used in this chapter:
(1) "Contribution in aid of construction" means any amount of money or property contributed to an electric utility to the extent that the purpose of the contribution is to provide for line extensions for new or expanded customer loads.
(2) "Commission" means the public utilities commission of Ohio.
(3) "Cost estimate" means the detailed projected expenditure, including material costs and overhead, equipment costs and overhead, labor costs and overhead, and all taxes associated with each major material and service component, required for a line extension. It shall also separately identify any incremental costs associated with providing premium services.
(4) "Customer" means any individual, corporation, company, co-partnership, association, joint venture, or government entity who has requested the construction of an electric line extension from the electric utility.
(5) "Electric utility" shall have the meaning set forth in division (A)(11) of section 4928.01 of the Revised Code.
(6) "Line extension" means the provision of facilities (including, but not limited to, poles, fixtures, wires, and appurtenances) necessary for delivering electrical energy from the point of origin to one or more of the customer's points of delivery. Facilities provided by the electric utility to maintain, protect, upgrade, or improve its overall distribution system (even if necessary due to a customer's load addition) are not considered part of a line extension.
(7) "Multifamily installation" means any line extension to a new residential dwelling that will have two or more dwelling units, where each unit has a separate account for electric service.
(8) "Point of origin" means the point where a line extension under this rule connects with and receives energy from any existing transmission or distribution equipment. The point of origin shall be the nearest practical point to the customers to be served by the line extension at which the appropriate voltage level is available.
(9) "Premium service" includes, but is not limited to, customer-requested oversizing of facilities, underground construction, three-phase residential service, and any customer request that is in excess of standard construction and requirements necessary to provide electric service to the customer.
(B) The commission may, upon an application or a motion filed by a party, waive any requirement of this chapter, other than a requirement mandated by statute, for good cause shown.
Replaces: part of 4901:1-9-07