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Who's Responsible

Guidelines For Repairing Electric Service

Oakdale Electric Cooperative (OEC) owns the following equipment and is responsible for maintaining:

OEC Overhead Electric Service:

  • The wires from the transformer to the meter pole and the electrical connections on those wires.
  • The meter pole, guy wires and ground rod.
  • The electric meter.

OEC Underground Electric Service:

  • The cable connecting the underground electrical transformer to the meter.
  • Locating faults that occur on cable connecting the underground electrical transformer to the electric meter and the connections.

Coop consumers/members are responsible for maintaining:

Overhead Electric Service:

  • The meter loop, including the meter socket.
  • Fuses and/or breaker panel, including disconnect switches.
  • Secondary service wires leaving the meter pole and connecting to other buildings/locations and the connections to those wires.

Underground Electric Service:

  • Location and repair secondary service wires extending from the meter to other building and those connections.
  • Any disconnect switches, fuses, and/or breaker panels at the meter.
  • The meter socket.
  • Supply own secondary service wire on a 600 Amp and larger electric service.


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