30. Additional Load

30.1  If a Customer desires to materially increase or change the characteristics of their load requirements, the Customer shall notify the PUD sufficiently in advance to enable the PUD to install appropriate facilities and to secure power supply to serve the Customer’s load, if possible.

30.2  The Customer shall be responsible for costs related to upgrading the facilities according to the terms of the PUD Line Extension Policies as identified in Section 23, unless, in the opinion of the PUD, there would be a benefit to the PUD, and the Customer shall be responsible for all additional power supply and transmission costs.

30.3  If the Customer fails to notify the PUD, and the PUD’s equipment or facilities are damaged as the result of such increased load, the Customer shall be responsible for all costs associated with repair and/or replacement of PUD equipment or facilities, and damage to any other Customer facilities or property.

30.4  For any new Customer load or increase in existing connected Customer load greater than 1,000 kW, the Customer shall notify the PUD sufficiently in advance to enable the PUD to install appropriate facilities and to secure power supply to serve the Customer’s load, if possible.  Such a change may be subject to a Special Contract inclusive of specific terms and conditions associated with the Energy, Demand, interconnection, and usage patterns.

30.5  Any increase of load in excess of ten (10) average megawatts in a consecutive twelve (12) month period shall require a Special Contract as a New Large Single Load. Due to federal law, New Large Single Loads have the potential to impact the PUD cost of service for all its customers and it is the PUD’s policy to minimize this impact on existing customers. The Special Contract will describe both the Rate Schedule treatment for New Large Single Loads as well as the infrastructure setup and ongoing maintenance costs associated with such Customer loads.