TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 6 Temporary Electrical Service Paragraph Number 6.01 6.02 6.02 a) 6.02 b) 6.02 c) 6.02 d) 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.

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General. ..........................................................................................................6-2 Temporary Construction Service ...................................................................6-2 Construction Needs ........................................................................................6-2 Overhead Electrical Service Loop & Meter Supports ...................................6-2 Underground Temporary Electrical Service ..................................................6-3 Oversized Temporary Electrical Service .......................................................6-3 Scheduling of Temporary Electrical Service .................................................6-3 Short-Term Temporary Service (Four to Forty-five Days) ...........................6-3 “Special Events” Temporary Service (One to Three Days)...........................6-4 Temporary Service “Time and Material” Installation ...................................6-4

Colorado Springs Utilities Electric Line Extension & Service Standards - 2010

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The requesting party must complete a temporary service application and inform Utilities of the intended use for the temporary power.CHAPTER 6 Temporary Electrical Service 6. City Ordinance prohibits Peddlers of Foodwares from connecting to any utility service. All religious. e) All commercial temporary services. Non-construction temporary service may be provided when temporary service is required for a short period of time (4 to 45 days) or for “Special Events” (1 to 3 days). The application will remain on file with Contract Administration. All customer installations will conform to the rules and regulations of OSHA. Providing incorrect or inadequate information can result in immediate revocation of the temporary power contract. and temporary construction offices.02 Temporary Construction Service (Not to exceed 18 months): a) Construction Needs: Temporary service may be provided for construction needs. b) All temporary pedestals installed by Springs Utilities will be non-metered. sales trailers.2010 6-2 . Customer installed temporary pedestals will be metered. 6. overhead or underground. may be provided by special arrangement with Colorado Springs Utilities Field Engineering on a Time-and-Material basis (see paragraph 6. are to be metered. Any other voltage.05). b) Overhead Electrical Service Loop and Meter Supports: The customer must construct and supply service loop supports in accordance with Appendix D. nonprofit. Prior to orders being issued to install temporary service.05 for “Special Events” process. c) All temporary service panels will be equipped with ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in accordance with National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements and OSHA regulations. three-wire service. See 6. d) Any temporary service request (except for “Special Events”) must be initiated by contacting Colorado Springs Utilities Contract Administration (see Phone Section). Drawings 6A or 6B. These supports should be located not less than 15 feet and not more than 100 feet from the nearest overhead distribution pole. including threephase. The customer will be billed a flat monthly consumption until the temporary service is removed. “Special Events” require a revocable permit (issued by the City of Colorado Springs) and do not fall under this City ordinance. which include but are not limited to: construction power. The attachment Colorado Springs Utilities Electric Line Extension & Service Standards . the requesting customer must pay an installation/removal charge for each request.01 General: a) Temporary construction service may be provided prior to the installation of permanent service and meter (not to exceed 18 months). The standard temporary electric service voltage will be either 120/240 volt or 120/208 volt single-phase. and charitable organizations are exempt from peddler licensing requirements. the current edition of the NEC and the National Electrical Safety Code in all aspects including ground-fault protection.

d) Oversized Temporary Electrical Service: Any temporary service needs larger than 50 amps will be metered. Each transformer and/or secondary junction box will be limited to two temporary installations. or a secondary voltage other than the standard voltages is needed. In areas where the pedestals are pre-installed with the distribution system in the development phase.04 Short-Term Temporary Service (4 to 45 Days): a) The purpose of this policy is to provide prompt temporary electric service to meet shortterm non-construction type energy needs for consumers such as circuses. as long as Colorado Springs Utilities has not pre-installed a pedestal and the pedestal/post meter conforms to the requirements detailed in Appendix D. Colorado Springs Utilities will install the non-metered temporary electric pedestal at the nearest transformer or secondary junction box after temporary construction service is requested. If repairs are necessary. 120-volt duplex outlets with ground fault protection and one 50 amp breaker with a 240-volt range outlet with GFCI. which will be billed to the party requesting the service. Should the pedestal be damaged beyond repair. and coordinated in advance with the Field Engineering Section. In the instance a distribution transformer or secondary junction box is not available. fireworks Colorado Springs Utilities Electric Line Extension & Service Standards . this policy will not apply (see Paragraph 6. All Utility provided temporary pedestals provide two 20 amp. 6.03 Scheduling of Temporary Electrical Service: Most normal temporary service requests are processed in 5 to 7 business days if a distribution transformer or secondary junction box is readily available. temporary service requests will be processed in two business days or less. Colorado Springs Utilities will pre-install a non-metered temporary electric pedestal at each lot during the development phase. Colorado Springs Utilities will inspect the pedestal at the time of removal and will note the condition. Regional Building Department inspections will be required on temporary services with mains larger than 50 amps.06). a time and material charge will be assessed for the full replacement of the pedestal. For temporary service for any previously developed area. Drawings 7 or 8. 2) The customer may elect to provide and install a metered temporary electric pedestal or post type meter. installed by the customer. 6. c) Underground Temporary Electrical Service: When existing primary and secondary facilities are available. standard temporary service in an underground service area may be provided as follows: 1) For temporary service for any new single-family residential areas. The care of Colorado Springs Utilities-owned pedestal is the responsibility of the party requesting the service.point height will be determined by Utilities after evaluation of field conditions and must meet NESC conductor clearance requirements.2010 6-3 . Load data forms will be required on temporary services with mains of 225 amps and above. fairs. Colorado Springs Utilities will provide material and labor.

At Utilities discretion.2010 6-4 .05 “Special Events” Temporary Service (1 to 3 days): a) The purpose of this policy is to provide prompt temporary electric service to meet shortterm energy needs for “Special Events” such as organizations that conduct bazaars. which need service for only 4 to 45 days. A time and materials charge will be billed to set up the facilities and accommodate the power needs. b) A Temporary service connection fee in addition to the charge for the energy consumed will be billed to the customer. installation. A deposit may be required on this type of service. and billing requirements. 120 volt breakers with duplex outlets with GFCI from a streetlight. Colorado Springs Utilities will bill the customer immediately following the removal of the service. 240-volt breaker with range outlet and GFCI or will be fed from a streetlight with one-20 amp. Colorado Springs Utilities Electric Line Extension & Service Standards . Single-phase 120/240 or 120/208 volt service will be delivered through a customer provided and installed temporary electric pedestal or post type meter. parades. The representative will ask to meet at the service location in order to gather site data and establish the dates of installation and removal. the facilities may be installed on a Time-and-Material basis and must be requested in writing to the Field Engineering office (see Phone Section). The application is available on Colorado Springs Utilities web site at: www. or other modification. 6.stands. which will be recognized at the appropriate sponsorship level. Receipt of a written request or purchase order at this meeting is necessary to insure prompt service. The pedestal/post meter must conform to the requirements detailed in Appendix D. the consumed energy may be provided as an in-kind donation/sponsorship by Colorado Springs Utilities. poles.html Customers in need of this service must also make an appointment with a representative of the Field Engineering Section. If the in-kind sponsorship is not approved.org/residential/about/community/sponsorship-program/ item1027. festivals. The representative will ask to meet at the service location in order to gather site data and establish the dates of installation and removal. Customers in need of this service can make an appointment with a representative of the Field Engineering Section or can be referred to Field Engineering by the Utilities Development Services. Christmas tree sales. Overhead or underground secondary voltage facilities must be closely adjacent to the service point. Organizations or event producers requiring temporary power must submit an on-line sponsorship application to request their power needs for the event.06 Temporary Service “Time and Material” Installation: In the event the request for temporary service requires extension of primary or secondary facilities. and one-50 amp. Drawings 7 or 8. This process will require more lead-time than the normal temporary service request. 120 volt breakers with duplex outlets with GFCI. See modification to the system in Chapter 11 for estimate. 6. transformers. typically three weeks or less. the costs of energy will be paid by the customer. Submit the application at least four weeks prior to your event. and other similar activities and need service for 1 to 3 days. summer concerts.csu. seasonal business and other similar activities. Single-phase 120/240 volt service will be delivered through Colorado Springs Utilities furnished equipment consisting of either a pedestal with two-20 amp.

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