It's the Law
GCEA cannot serve new construction, remodel or mobile home applicants until the State Inspector inspects all wiring and installations on the applicant's side of the meter and all buried wiring has been properly back filled. Our area State Electrical Inspector can be reached at 970-641-5655.
NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE:
All consumers' electrical wiring and equipment must meet NEC requirements.
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY CODE:
GCEA is obligated to construct electric power lines and services to guard the safety of our employees and the public. NESC spells out the specific measures defining clearances of wire to ground, wire to wire, wire to building, the strength of poles, other line supports and safe ground cover depths for underground lines.
All electric line routes, whether overhead or underground, have an implied easement or well defined clear zone or easement area that is legally protected from activities that may hamper safe operations, maintenance of or access to electric lines.
TEN FOOT RULE:
State law requires everyone to contact us and arrange for safety provisions prior to doing anything which may bring an individual or piece of equipment within 10 feet of high voltage overhead lines.
You must call the Utility Notification Center of Colorado at 1-800-922-1987 to have all underground utilities located and inform the excavation contractor of all existing underground facilities, two (2) business days before excavation work is performed.
Theft of electricity is a violation of State law and persons found tampering with GCEA service equipment or meter will be prosecuted.