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Meter Specification Manual

 

Company Equipment On Customer Premises

 

2.01 GENERAL

OPPD shall have the right to install its metering and electric distribution equipment on the Customer's premises as required to supply adequate service. All such equipment shall remain OPPD property and may be removed when service is discontinued.
 

2.02 ACCESS TO COMPANY EQUIPMENT

OPPD shall have the right of access to its metering and electric distribution equipment located on Customer premises for reading, inspection, maintenance and restoration of services. Easements may be required prior to placement of OPPD’s electric distribution equipment on customer premises.
 

2.03 TAMPERING WITH METERS

Tampering with meters or any property of OPPD is prohibited. Meters shall not be used as a service-disconnecting device. Violators will be held responsible for metering errors and equipment damage.

Meters and meter equipment are sealed by OPPD. Breaking of seals by unauthorized persons is not permitted except on existing enclosures which contain customer fuses or grounding electrode conductor terminations. The customer should notify OPPD after breaking seals to replace fuses or to gain access to grounding terminations.

Meters shall only be removed by authorized OPPD employees. All meters and metering equipment are to be returned to OPPD, when removed.

All 480 Volt self contained meters should not be removed or used as a disconnecting means by other than OPPD personnel, due to potential safety concerns involving high voltage and possible hazardous conditions.

 

2.04 TEMPORARY METERING ARRANGEMENTS

When a customer is rewiring, it is sometimes necessary to improvise metering, during the time when the rewiring is in progress. When rewiring, upon request with reasonable advance notice, OPPD will furnish employees to assist the customer with temporary metering during the rewiring process. Under no circumstances shall the customer’s contractor disturb any of the wiring to the metering instrument transformer secondaries. Only OPPD’s metering services department will make required changes of secondary wiring to instrument transformers. In all instances involving the closing of any meter loop, it is imperative that prior arrangements be made with OPPD’S metering services department at 552 5934.
 

2.05 COORDINATION OF OPPD WORK WITH THE CUSTOMER

It is frequently requested for OPPD to schedule outages on OPPD equipment for the customer or his wiring contractor to perform modifications on the customer’s electric service. For such arrangements, call an ESD, Customer Sales and Services Division at 636-3521, or outside the metropolitan area, OPPD’s area office. (See Section 1.02 for telephone numbers).

To request the installation of underground Residential service cable, the customer or his wiring contractor should contact an ESD, Customer Account Services, or outside the metropolitan area, OPPD’s area office. (See Section 1.02 for telephone numbers).

See Chapter 7 for residential underground service requirements.

 

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OPPD's Meter Manual contains specifications and drawings. The manual supplies key information to customers, employees, architects, engineers, contractors and others.

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