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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 52 . Telecommunications
Section 485. Safety standards for interconnecting to qualified cogenerators and small power producers

3 AAC 52.485. Safety standards for interconnecting to qualified cogenerators and small power producers

(a) No utility may interconnect with a qualifying facility that fails to conform to the edition of the National Electrical Code adopted in AS 18.60.580 .

(b) No utility may interconnect with a qualifying facility that does not provide a means of disconnecting with provision for padlocking in the open position by the utility. This device, or a supplementary device, must be capable of switching under full load conditions and must be clearly labeled and accessible to utility personnel.

(c) No utility may interconnect with a qualifying facility that does not provide overcurrent protection of adequate interrupting capacity and design, in conformance with the utility's overcurrent practices for similar feeders and loads, for the feeder serving as the intertie to the utility system. Automatic reclosing by the qualifying facility is prohibited unless the facility has received prior approval from the utility as not posing a threat to life or property.

(d) A utility shall provide overcurrent protection in accordance with the utility's overcurrent practices for similar feeders and loads for the feeder extension serving as the intertie to a qualifying facility.

History: Eff. 1/1/87, Register 100

Authority: AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.291


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