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. Restoration of power to each meter location shall be conducted according to the following procedure:
1. 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 areas 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.
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.
The Cooperative shall bill each customer a $50 reconnect fee per the Cooperative’s Operating Policies and Procedures. This fee is used to purchase electrical permits on your behalf.
If the initial inspection reveals that repairs are necessary, the customer will be responsible for those repairs and purchasing a final inspection at https://core.tn.gov.