14. UNDERGROUND LINE EXTENSIONS
- There will be a Base Charge of One Hundred Dollars $150.00) for a service hookup
or a relocation of a service hookup.
- If customer has paid a $150.00 Temporary Service Fee, the Base Charge under this
policy will be waived for the initial service hookup.
For all underground extensions, the customer making the request for services will pay for opening and back-filling of the ditches as required after inspection by a representative of Benton County Electric System. All 45- and 90-degree corners must be factory sweep type.
Pull wire or rope will be furnished by Benton County Electric System and will be installed in the conduit by the customer or contractor.
The Customer will pay the difference in the cost of a pad mount transformer (with the pad) and a conventional hanging type transformer of equal size.
All right-of-way easements must be obtained in writing by the customer requesting service. No payment will be made for easements for distribution lines, whether overhead or underground.
Primary line construction will only be made along a county road or driveway that, in the opinion of a representative of Benton County Electric System, is adequate to give accessibility to line trucks and other Benton County Electric System vehicles.
Any private road (not maintained by the county) shall be gravel and able to navigably support a BCES utility vehicle at a minimum.
Benton County Electric System will not connect any service unless it passes a State of TN Electrical Inspector’s Service Release and/or Final as required. Benton County Electric will disconnect power if any of the conditions below are met by order of the State Fire Marshall’s Office:
- Service Release (45 days) expiration
- Failed Final Expired (30 days)
A developer will work with Benton County Electric System Operations to identify paths, junctions, pull-throughs, etc.
All facilities will remain the property of Benton County Electric System.
The customer will pay $3.00 per foot for a single phase, underground primary line
The customer will pay $8.00 per foot for a three phase. underground primary line
The customer must furnish and install schedule 40 PVC conduit, 3 inch for single
phase and 4 inches for three phases for all underground primary (7.2 KV or over) and it must
be 48 inches below the finished grade. After the conduit has been installed, it shall be
inspected by the Benton County Electric System. It shall then be covered by two (2)
feet of dirt and then a warning tape must be installed. It will then again be inspected by
the Benton County Electric System before any backfilling is done.
The customer will pay $1.50 per foot for the entire length of the service with a
minimum charge of One Hundred Dollars ($150.00).
For a 200 amp and under underground service and 600 volt and under secondary,
the customer must furnish and install a 3-inch (unless otherwise specified by an Electric
System employee) schedule 40 PVC conduit 24 inches below the finished grade. For all
over 200-amp underground services, the PVC conduit size will be determined by a
representative of the Benton County Electric System. All fittings will be electrical type
and all conduit above ground will be rigid steel or schedule 4O PVC. Revised: 03-25-03