Special Conditions of Service for Agricultural and Commercial Members
Protecting Your Electric Supply
How your farming operation or business uses electricity affects the quality of service to your neighbors. Welders, hoists, and other equipment that use electricity intermittently (causing the load to fluctuate rapidly) can cause voltage fluctuations that affect the voltage of your neighbors.
Installation of 230-volt motors with an inrush current in excess of 260 amperes is not allowed without the express approval of the Cooperative. Motors draw much more electric power while they are starting up than while they are running. Large motors can cause voltage drops along the Cooperative's distribution system that affect other customers. The Cooperative may require member-consumers to install motor-starting equipment or use other means to minimize voltage drops along the Cooperative's lines.
In order to protect the lives of our line personnel, no member-consumer is allowed to introduce or use any supply of electricity in conjunction with service supplied by the Cooperative without prior approval.
If standby generators are employed, a double-pole/double-throw switch or relay of adequate capacity must be provided and connected so that the Cooperative's lines cannot become energized by a standby power source.