Application for Service: The agreement or contract between DLPUD and the Customer under which electric service is supplied and taken.
Accessible: Admitting access by not being guarded or blocked by locked doors or gates, dangerous or protective animals, plant growth, elevations, or other effective means.
Approved: Acceptable to DLPUD, state electrical inspector, electrical codes and other authorities having jurisdiction.
Connected Load: The combined manufacturer’s rated capacity of all motors and other electric energy consuming devices on the Customer’s premises.
Customer: Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity now being served or to be served, using the electric service of DLPUD at any specified location.
Customer’s Service Equipment: The necessary equipment and accessories, located near the point of entrance of supply conductors to a building, which constitute the main control and means of disconnecting the supply to that building. This equipment usually consists of a circuit breaker or a switch and fuses.
Disconnection Means: A device, or group of devices, or other means by which the conductors of a circuit can be disconnected from their source of supply.
Distribution Lines: DLPUD’s lines located along streets, alleys, highways, or easements on private property, when used or intended for use for general distribution of electric service to Customers of DLPUD.
DLPUD: Detroit Lakes Public Utilities Department
Dwelling Unit: One or more rooms for the use of one or more persons as a housekeeping unit with space for eating, living and sleeping, and permanent provisions for cooking and sanitation.
One-Family Dwelling: A building consisting solely of one dwelling unit.
Two-Family Dwelling: A building consisting solely of two dwelling units.
Multi-Family Dwelling: A building containing three or more dwelling units.
Electric Service: The availability of electric power and energy, regardless of whether any electric power and energy is actually used. The supplying of electric service by DLPUD consists of the maintenance of power, at the point of delivery, of approximately the agreed voltage, phase and frequency by means of facilities adequate for carrying the load, which DLPUD is thereby obligated to supply by reason of the known requirements.
Fault Current: The current that will flow through the system to a point where a piece of equipment or a conductor has failed, such as bare conductors touching together or a bare conductor touching a ground point.
Meter Set: An instrument or instruments, together with auxiliary equipment, for measuring the electric power and energy supplied to a Customer.
National Electrical Code: The current edition of the National Electrical Code by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA No. 70).
National Electric Safety Code: The current edition of the National Electric Safety Code as issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI C2).
Overhead Distribution Areas: The area or areas served by DLPUD’s overhead distribution system as differentiated from the underground systems.
Points of Delivery: The point where the electric energy first leaves the line or apparatus owned by DLPUD and enters the line or apparatus owned by the Customer unless specified in the Customers’s Agreement for Service. This is not necessarily the point of location of DLPUD’s meter
Rate Schedule Classification: The classification of the use of electricity into categories considering the amount of power supplied and the purpose of its use.
Secondary Terminal: The secondary side of a pad mounted transformer, a secondary terminal box at the base of a riser pole, a secondary junction box, or power pole, whichever is designated by DLPUD.
Service: The conductors and equipment for delivering energy from DLPUD’s system to the wiring system of the Customer.
Service Drop: The overhead service conductors from the last pole or other aerial support to and including splices, if any, connecting to the service entrance conductors at the building or other structure.
Service Entrance Conductors, Overhead System: The service conductors between the terminals of the service equipment and a point usually outside the building, clear of building walls, where joined by tap or splice to the service drop.
Service Equipment: The necessary equipment, usually consisting of a circuit breaker or switch and fuses, and their accessories, located near the point of entrance of supply conductors to a building or other structure, or an otherwise defined area, and intended to constitute the main control and means of cutoff of the supply.
Service Lateral: The underground service conductors from the DLPUD distribution system, including any risers at a pole or other structure or from transformers, to the first point of connection with the service entrance conductors in a terminal box or meter or other enclosures with adequate space, inside or outside the building wall. Where there is no terminal box, meter, or other enclosure with adequate space, the point of connection shall be considered to be the point of entrance of the service connectors into the building.
Type of Service: The characteristics of electric service described in terms of frequency, phase, nominal system voltage and number of wires.
Primary Service: Any type of service with a nominal voltage greater than 600 volts.
Secondary Service: Any type of service with a nominal voltage less than or equal to 600 volts.
Underground Residential Distribution (URD) Area: Those residential subdivisions or other specified areas within which all customers are served by underground distribution lines.
Voltage, Nominal: The value, expressed in volts, which is assigned to a circuit or system for the purpose of conveniently designating its voltage class (as 120/240, 120/208Y, 277/480Y, 600, etc.). The actual voltage at which a circuit operates can vary from the nominal within a range that permits satisfactory operation of equipment.
Voltage to Ground: For grounded circuits, the voltage between the given conductor and that point or conductor of the circuit that is grounded; for underground circuits, the greatest voltage between the given conductor and any other conductor of the circuit.