PEC will follow policy to restore electric service to flooded areas

Pickwick Electric Cooperative policy states the following:

When the floodwaters have receded and the areas served by the primary lines are safe to be re-energized, the Cooperative shall restore power to the primary lines and make a determination at each member location if a meter can be set to restore power according to the following procedure:

The Cooperative shall purchase electrical inspection permits and make arrangements with the State of Tennessee Deputy Electrical Inspectors to inspect all electrical services within the affected area. Prior to the electrical inspection, Cooperative personnel shall visit each electrical service location to determine the potential flood damage and make a determination for electrical restoration as follows:

A.  If there are no visible signs that water has compromised any premises electrical equipment, the meter will be set and power restored. The customer shall be required to execute a “Release of Liability To An Establishment Awaiting Final Electrical Inspections” and continued extension of service shall be based upon the findings of the State of Tennessee Deputy Electrical Inspectors.

B.  If there are visible signs that water has compromised any premises electrical equipment, the meter will not be set until such time as any repairs have been made and the State of Tennessee Deputy Electrical Inspectors have approved the installation safe to be re-energized.

For these circumstances, the Cooperative shall bill each customer a $50 reconnect fee.

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