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20.50.02.00.htm 20.50.02.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 50 SERVICE SUPPLIED BY ELECTRIC COMPANIES Chapter 02 Engineering Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121, 5-101, and 5-303, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.50.02.01.htm 20.50.02.01. 01 Good Engineering Practice.. The electric plant of the utility shall be constructed, installed, maintained, and operated in accordance with accepted good engineering practice in the electric industry to assure, as far as reasonably possible, continuity of service, uniformity in the quality of service furnished, and the safety of persons and property.
20.50.02.02.htm 20.50.02.02. 02 Acceptable Standards.. Unless otherwise specified by the Commission, the utility shall use the applicable provisions in the latest revised version of the incorporated by reference publications listed below as standards of accepted good engineering practice in this subtitle:A. National Electrical Safety Code, ANSI C2―2002;. B. National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70―2005;. C. American National Standard for Electric Meters ― Code for Electricity Metering, ANSI C12.1―2001;.
20.50.02.03.htm 20.50.02.03. 03 Adequacy of Supply.. The generating capacity of the utility's plant, supplemented by the electric power regularly available from other sources, shall be sufficiently large to meet all normal demands for service and provide a reasonable reserve for emergencies.
20.50.02.04.htm 20.50.02.04. 04 Electric Plant Operation and Maintenance.. Each utility shall adopt written operation and maintenance procedures for its electric plant in order to determine the necessity for replacement and repair. The frequency of the various procedures shall be based on the utility's experience and accepted good practice. Each utility shall keep sufficient records to give evidence of compliance with its operation and maintenance procedures.
20.50.02.05.htm 20.50.02.05. 05 Specific Electric Plant Engineering Requirements.. A. When the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electric Code, which are incorporated by reference in Regulation .02 of this chapter, call for different standards or requirements for installations that are under the exclusive control of the utility and located in legally established easements or rights-of-way, or located pursuant to agreements recognized by the Commission such as a utility tariff, the utility
20.50.02.06.htm 20.50.02.06. 06 Life-Cycle Cost Analysis to Guide the Purchase of Liquid-Immersed Distribution Transformers.. A. Scope. This regulation does not apply to an electric cooperative that supplies electricity to fewer than 60,000 electric meters in the State.B. Purchase of Liquid-Immersed Distribution Transformers.. 1) Beginning January 1, 2009, a utility shall use the life-cycle cost methodology contained in NEMA Standards Publication TP 1-2002, which is incorporated by reference under C
20.50.02.9999.htm 20.50.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 22, 1942 (Order No. 38330). Chapter revised effective May 18, 1960 (Order No. 54348) ―. Chapter revised effective June 1, 1965 (Order No. 55819). Regulation .02 amended effective January 23, 1981 (8:2 Md. R. 117) March 27, 2006 (33:6 Md. R. 580) June 9, 2008 (35:8 Md. R. 808) September 21, 2009 (36:19 Md. R. 1438) May 28, 2012 (39:10 Md. R. 661)
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