Rule R8-04B NEW RESIDENTIAL SERVICE INSTALLATION INDICES

(a) Purpose. The purpose of this rule is to establish standards for measuring and reporting new residential service installations and the average number of days in construction per installation for both underground and overhead installations by electric utilities that own and operate electric power systems in North Carolina.

(b) Applicability. This rule applies to Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Duke Energy Progress, Inc., and Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power.

(c) Annual Reports.

(1) Each electric utility in this State shall file a report on its new residential service installations on an annual basis. The data reported shall be submitted within 60 days of the end of each calendar year.

(2) Service installation reports shall include:

(a) The number of new residential service installations for both underground and overhead installations for the preceding calendar year.

(b) The average number of days in construction per installation for both underground and overhead installations for the preceding calendar year.

(3) The beginning point for measuring the number of days in construction for both underground and overhead installations shall be the date the builder or customer acknowledges that the building site is ready for the installation work to begin. This occurs after the meter base and load wires have been installed, the site is to final grade, no obstacles impede construction, and any other construction prerequisites have been satisfied.

(4) The ending point for measuring the number of days in construction for both underground and overhead installations shall be the date when new service is energized to the meter base.

(NCUC Docket No. E-100, Sub 138, 3/9/15.)