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Application for electrical service shall be on a standard application for service form. After application for service is received Wellsboro Electric will contact you to schedule a field visit and complete any additional paperwork that is needed.

The Customer’s equipment as determined by Wellsboro Electric shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the latest National Electric Code.

Wellsboro Electric will not connect service until all Customer owned equipment has been inspected by an approved electrical inspector and a certificate of inspection has been received.

Wellsboro Electric will furnish and maintain the necessary meters, transformers, and service line for secondary service extending from its distribution lines to the point of service connection with the Customer’s equipment. All equipment supplied by the company shall remain it’s exclusive property and may be removed after termination of service for whatever cause.

General Service Requirements

All wiring shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the latest National Electric Code. The Company will not connect or remain connected with any Customer’s wiring of facilities until a Certificate of Inspection has been issued and received by Wellsboro Electric. This covers new buildings and modifications involving wiring changes.

Wellsboro Electric will run only one service line to a Customer’s premises or install only one meter for each class of service to be supplied except where, in its judgment, special conditions may make more than one necessary. Service lines will not normally be run from building to building. If special conditions warrant it, an exception may be made at the Company’s option.

The Customer shall own, maintain and operate all substation and transforming equipment where voltage, phase or frequency is different than normally supplied by Wellsboro Electric. The Customer shall bear the cost of special installations that may be necessary to meet a particular requirement for service (other than standard voltages) if closer than allowable voltage and frequency variation is desired.

Where service is supplied at 2400 volts or higher (Primary Power), the Company will extend its facilities to the Customer’s service connection at primary voltage, all equipment after this point will be owned and maintained by the Customer.

Single-phase service for lighting will not be supplied where the connected load to be served exceeds 25 KVA of capacity unless previous arrangements have been made with the Company. The Customer must arrange the wiring of loads in excess of this amount to receive polyphase service.

Wellsboro Electric will not continue to serve fluctuating loads unless corrective action is taken. When the Customer’s use of equipment having operating characteristics that impose high instantaneous demand, such as welders, hoists, furnaces, x-ray machines, etc., causes undue fluctuation, the Customer must install corrective equipment at their sole expense. The Company will not serve or continue to serve Customer loads where acceptable voltage and phase characteristics cause harmonic distortions.

The Company’s service equipment, transformers and meters have a definite limited capacity and the Customer is responsible to notify the Company of any additions to the Customer’s connected load so that adequate facilities can be maintained. The Customer will be responsible for all costs involved to investigate the loss of service and correct the situation. The Customer will be billed for the estimated use of energy that was used.

The Company will use reasonable diligence to maintain uninterrupted service, but does not guarantee a constant or regular supply of service and shall not be held liable for damages including loss of business or loss of production due to variations or cessations in such supply. The Customer shall notify the Company of any interruptions or irregularities in service or any known trouble, defect or accident to the supply of service. Due to the sensitive nature of electronic equipment the Customer should provide protection against variations in supply.

List of Approved Inspectors
Please contact your township’s code enforcement officer for local code requirements.
Residential Service Requirements

Overhead Line Extension

Wellsboro Electric Company will provide each permanent, year-round dwelling, a single phase overhead high voltage line extension of 250 feet at no charge. Where this distance is exceeded the Customer will be required to make a non-interest bearing cash advance equivalent to the Company’s estimated cost for the construction of that portion of the line in excess of 250 feet.

Underground Line Extension 

If the Customer requests and the Company approves, line extensions may be installed underground. In such cases the Customer must provide all necessary excavation, back filling and grading in accordance with Company specifications and bear all costs set forth in this Rule plus any additional costs associated with underground installations as prescribed in our tariff. For each permanent, year-round dwelling, the Company will provide up to 175 feet of primary underground line per residential customer at no charge. Where the primary underground line extension exceeds 175 feet, the Customer will be required to make a non-interest bearing cash advance equivalent to the Company’s estimated cost of construction of that portion of the line extension that exceeds 175 feet.

Service Lines 

For each permanent, year-round dwelling, Wellsboro Electric Company will supply and install at its expense an overhead service line of one span of wire 100 feet or less on Customer’s premises from the most suitable pole of its distribution line to the pole, building, or terminal connection provided by the Customer. Upon request, Wellsboro Electric Company will supply and install an underground service cable of 100 feet or less, from the most suitable pole or underground pad of its distribution line to the pole, building or terminal connection provided by the Customer. The Customer will be responsible for providing all trenching, excavating and backfilling that may be required. All excavating shall be done in accordance with the Company’s specifications.

The Company will install and maintain its lines and equipment on its side of the point of delivery and shall not be required to install or maintain any lines, equipment or apparatus, except meters and meter accessories beyond this point. On each permanent, year-round dwelling, Wellsboro Electric will also provide 100 feet of Secondary service line to the customer’s point of connection at no charge.

If the Customer requests, and the Company approves, line extensions may be installed underground. In such case, the Customer shall provide all necessary excavation, back-filling and grading in accordance with the Company specifications and bear all costs set forth in this rule plus any additional costs associated with underground installations as prescribed in the Wellsboro Electric Company Tariff. The Company shall construct, own and maintain all line extensions and will provide up to 175 feet of primary underground line extension per full time residential customers at no charge.

Service Territory

Service territory: 180 square miles

Miles of line: 579

Customer density ratio: 10 accounts per mile of line

Full-time employees: 15

Current wholesale power supplier: Dominion Energy Marketing, Inc.

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Service Map of Wellsboro Electric Company (1.4 MB)

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Underground Service

If the Customer requests and the Company approves, line extensions may be installed underground. In such case the Customer must provide all necessary excavation, back filling and grading in accordance with Company specifications and bear all costs set forth in this Rule plus any additional costs associated with underground installations as prescribed in our tariff. For each permanent, year-round dwelling, the Company will provide up to 175 feet of primary underground line per residential customer at no charge.

Where the primary underground line extension exceeds 175 feet, the Customer will be required to make a non-interest bearing cash advance equivalent to the Company’s estimated cost of construction of that portion of the line extension that exceeds 175 feet.

Safety City

We offer a one hour electrical safety presentation that is widely used throughout our service territory. This no cost presentation utilizes an age appropriate video along with our energized table top model of an electrical distribution system. This is followed by a period of questions and answers.

We offer our safety city presentation to local elementary schools, fire departments, civic groups and other organizations. Many children and adults have gained a better understanding of electrical hazards and safe practices through this presentation.

Contact our office for more information.

Products

Protective Lighting

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is a bright, affordable way to enhance safety and security.  An outdoor light installed and maintained by Wellsboro Electric Company may be your answer to providing security to your home or just lighting up a dark corner of your property.

Wellsboro Electric currently offers a 100-Watt high-pressure sodium or a 150-Watt high pressure sodium light for a small monthly charge that can be added to your monthly electric bill.

Wellsboro Electric will provide one pole and a span of wire up to 100 feet, plus the light fixture and a four-foot arm. The light will be automatically controlled to come on at dusk and go off at dawn.

Wellsboro Electric will replace or repair the light during normal working hours as soon as possible; The customer must notify the company that the light is not working properly. The repair or replacement is included in the monthly lease of the light.

Contact Wellsboro Electric for further information and assistance with locating the light in order to meet your needs.

Surge Protection

Surges are sudden sharp increases in voltage. This is the more common type of power disruption. They are usually caused by electrical short circuit or faults, for example animals on the line, trees, lightning, or the use of appliances inside the home, such as a vacuum cleaner.

Wellsboro Electric Company has protection built into its system but cannot control the fluctuations in the lines. While we use a variety of different measures to lessen the impact of these abnormalities, we will never eliminate them.

However, it is relatively easy to guard against power surges by installing surge protection equipment. Surge protection equipment blocks high voltage electricity from passing further through the line. Surge protection equipment helps protect electronic equipment from voltage fluctuations in the lines, before it damages your belongings. Even the smallest surge can damage sensitive electronics, like a computer, VCR or stereo.

Please keep in mind surge protectors are not designed to protect people and property. While it provides considerable protection, a surge protector does not provide complete protection from every power surge.

Construction Specs

The following list contains construction specifications approved by Wellsboro Electric Company. You may need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

Description File Name
  1. Push Pole Brace Assembly
E-14.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements for Overhead Service to a Permanent Building
  2. Installation Requirements of Mast Type Service for New Homes, Modular Homes and Similiar Applications
W-E10_W-E12.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements of Center Load Pole Mounted Services – Cable
W-E110.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements of Center Load Pole Mounted Services Entrance Cable – Generator Switch
W-E111.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements of Center Load Pole Mounted Services – Conduit
W-E112.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements of Pole Mounted Services for Mobile Homes and Similar Applications
  2. Installation Requirements of Pole Mounted Services for Camper and RV or Similar Applications
W-E14_W-E14RV.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements of Underground – Pole / Post Mounted Services for Mobile Homes and Similar Applications
  2. Specifications for Underground Service Installation
W-E14B_W-E16B.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements of Underground Pedistal Mounted Services for Mobile Homes and Similar Applications
  2. Specifications for Underground Service Installation
W-E14P_W-E16B.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements of Underground Service for a Permanent Building
  2. Specifications for Underground Service Installation
W-E16_W-E16B.pdf
  1. Ground Rod & Grounding Specifications
  2. Meterbase – Panel – Ground Rod Connection / Water Meter
W-E216_W-E217A.pdf
  1. Installation Requirements of Temporary Service for Construction of Buildings Requiring an Overhead Service
  2. Installation Requirements of Underground Temporary Service
W-E8_W-E8TU.pdf
  1. 100 / 200 Amp Overhead Meterbases with By-Pass Horns
  2. 200 Amp Underground Meterbase – Regular & 200 Amp Underground Meterbase – with Side Wire Space
W-OVH-MTRB_W-UG-MTRBS.pdf