Chapter 9: Mobile Home Services
A mobile home is defined as a factory assembled structure or structures equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily moveable as a unit or units on its own running gear and designed to be used as a dwelling unit(s) without a permanent foundation.
The Customer (park owner or operator) shall consult OPPD before such an installation is planned or started. The mobile home pedestal or pole shall be located adjacent to the mobile home. The meter socket shall not be mounted on, or in, the mobile home.
9.03 SINGLE CUSTOMER INSTALLATION - UNDERGROUND SERVICE
In the case of an underground service for an individual mobile home, the Customer shall install a service pole similar to that shown in drawing 5.55. The customer will provide and install a 200 amp meter socket their service pole. The customer shall also install a disconnect and over current device below the socket. The service pole is to be no more than 100 feet from OPPD's equipment providing service. The customer shall provide and install the riser conduit and conductors, allowing sufficient extra length for OPPD to extend into OPPD's equipment providing service, and make connections. The customer shall also provide grounding and the service equipment, which shall be a type approved for mobile homes.
In the case of an underground service for an individual mobile home, where the mobile home is to be set upon a permanent foundation, the installation shall be treated as any permanent underground residence, per the details of Chapter 7.
9.04 SINGLE CUSTOMER INSTALLATION - OVERHEAD SERVICE
In the case of an overhead service for an individual mobile home, the Customer shall install a service pole similar to what is shown on drawing 5.07.1. The customer will provide and install a meter socket. The customer shall also install mobile home service equipment in a manner similar to what is shown on drawing 9.07. The pole is to be no more than 75 feet from OPPD's pole, which is providing service. The customer shall also provide and install grounding, the riser conduit and conductors, and the service equipment, which shall be a type approved for mobile homes. After inspection, and the customer's application for service, OPPD shall install and connect overhead service conductors to the customer's service pole from OPPD's overhead distribution.
In the case of an overhead service for an individual mobile home, where the mobile home is to be set upon a permanent foundation, the installation shall be treated as any permanent overhead residence, per the details of Chapter 6.
9.05 MOBILE HOME COURTS - UNDERGROUND SERVICE
A mobile home court is defined as five or more contiguous mobile home locations.
In the case of an underground service, when financial arrangements agreeable to OPPD have been made, OPPD will own, install and maintain the underground distribution system in accordance with OPPD's underground extension rules.
9.06 MOBILE HOME UNDERGROUND PEDESTALS
Pedestals, including meter sockets and blank power distribution panels, ground rod and underground distribution wiring will be provided by OPPD. Prior to OPPD energizing the pedestals, the customer will furnish and install in the distribution panel the necessary breakers, outlets and receptacles for each service to a mobile home. These shall be installed and wired to the load terminals of the power distribution panel by the owner's contractor and in accordance with OPPD's specifications as shown in drawings 9.06.1 and 9.06.2. Such equipment is the minimum standard. It is the customer's responsibility to insure that each power outlet is inaccessible to unauthorized personnel. Upon inspection and approval of the customer’s service wiring and service equipment, OPPD will install the meters.
Changes to, and maintenance of the power outlet equipment, as well as any attendant expense, are the responsibility of the park owner or operator and shall conform to OPPD's minimum specifications as shown on drawings 9.06.1 and 9.06.2.
Gas meters and associated equipment should be located a minimum of 3 feet from the pedestal. Each installation shall be approved by OPPD prior to construction.
9.07 MOBILE HOME COURTS - OVERHEAD SERVICE
In mobile home parks to be served from overhead distribution, OPPD will furnish and install the poles. Meter sockets shall be furnished by the customer for assembly by the customer into the service assemblies. Each of the individual living quarters shall be served from a separate meter.
Prior to the installation of any equipment by OPPD, the park owner or operator will trim or remove trees or other obstructions in the park designated by OPPD. OPPD will install and maintain the overhead distribution system.
The customer is to provide and wire equipment into a service assembly per drawing 9.07, and coordinate to deliver it to OPPD, when crews are on-site. OPPD will then install the customer’s assembly on OPPD's pole. No person or persons, except qualified employees of OPPD or its authorized agents and authorized utilities, are permitted to climb, do work on, or to install any equipment upon OPPD'S poles.
The park owner or operator shall furnish the required number of service assemblies to OPPD for installation on OPPD's poles. Each service assembly shall be pre-assembled, pre-wired and include the service entrance meter socket and service equipment. The customer will be responsible for providing the meter socket and all necessary equipment for the pre-assembled service assembly.
All wiring in the parks shall conform to the rules and regulations of OPPD, local ordinances and the laws of the State of Nebraska.
Maintenance of existing meter loops on existing customer's service poles are the customer's responsibility. Where OPPD determines that the customer’s existing overhead service poles need replacing, OPPD will replace them with OPPD poles, at OPPD’s discretion. OPPD will not permit drilling of its poles for any reason. OPPD may determine the need to replace either the customer's, or OPPD poles, which have existing metering and service equipment on them. At that time, the customer shall modify the existing metering and equipment to conform to the current minimum OPPD specifications as shown on drawing 9.07. Any necessary modifications in the metering and service equipment shall be done at the park owner or operator's expense.
Customer's equipment or metering assemblies shall not be installed on, or attached to OPPD's primary distribution poles.
The park owner or operator shall permanently identify the meter position with the mobile home space, which the meter serves.
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