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SOUTHERN MARYLAND ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.

RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF

FOR THE SUPPLY AND USE OF

ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SERVICE

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Sheet 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PART I - DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS (9/1/2005) ........................................... 6

PART II - TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE (1/5/2011) ...................................... 9

A. Revision of Retail Tariff ...................................................................... 9


B. Code Requirements.............................................................................. 9
C. Application for Service...................................................................... 10
D. Information Required for Obtaining Electric Service........................ 10
E. Specification of Rate Schedule .......................................................... 10
F. Selection of Type of Service.............................................................. 10
G. Unauthorized Connection and Disconnection of Service .................. 11
H. Interruptions of Electric Supply......................................................... 11
I. Cooperative Liability ......................................................................... 11
J. Service Characteristics....................................................................... 12
K. Service Classifications....................................................................... 13
L. Access to Premises............................................................................. 14
M. Inspection and Approval.................................................................... 14
N. Alterations and Additions to Service ................................................. 15

PART III - METER READING AND BILLING (11/1/2008)............................................... 16

A. General............................................................................................... 16
B. Service Application Charge ............................................................... 16
C. Deposits ............................................................................................. 16
D. Billing Period..................................................................................... 17
E. Payment of Bills................................................................................. 17
F. Late Payment Charges ....................................................................... 18
G. Bill Extender Plan.............................................................................. 18
H. Returned Payments ............................................................................ 18
I. Even Monthly Payment (“EMP”) Plan.............................................. 18
J. Disconnection for Non-Payment ....................................................... 19
K. Reconnection Charge......................................................................... 19
L. Collection Fee .................................................................................... 20
M. Failure to Read Meter ........................................................................ 20
N. Partial Month Billing ......................................................................... 20
O. Diversion of Current .......................................................................... 20
P. Restriction of Use .............................................................................. 21
Q. Check Meter Read ............................................................................. 21

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PART IV – CHARGES FOR RETAIL CUSTOMER BILLING AND CONSUMPTION


DATA REQUESTS (2/1/2006).......................................................................... 22

A. General............................................................................................... 22
B. Additional Requests for Usage Data.................................................. 22

PART V - EXTENSIONS OF THE SYSTEM (2/13/2007)................................................. 26

A. Underground Service Extensions....................................................... 26


B. Information to be Furnished by Applicants ....................................... 27
C. Costs Included in Calculation of Charges to the Applicant for ....... the
Construction of Underground Extensions ............................... 27
D. Charges for Underground Service Line ............................................. 27
E. Connection to Supply System for Residential, Commercial and
Industrial Underground Extensions .......................................... 29
F. Overhead Service ............................................................................... 31
G. Rights-of-Way and Easements........................................................... 31
H. Temporary Service............................................................................. 32
I. Engineering Estimates for Line Extensions or System Changes ....... 32

PART VI - SERVICE AND METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT (11/1/2008).............. 36

A. Approval of Plans .............................................................................. 36


B. Wiring Sequence................................................................................ 36
C. Number of Meters .............................................................................. 36
D. Sealing and Tampering ...................................................................... 36
E. Meter Location................................................................................... 37
F. Multiple Meters.................................................................................. 38
G. Meter Connection Equipment ............................................................ 38
H. Meter Spacing .................................................................................... 39

PART VII - CUSTOMER'S EQUIPMENT (2/1/2006)........................................................... 42

A. Wiring ................................................................................................ 42
B. Electric Motor Protective Devices ..................................................... 43
C. Alternating Current Motors................................................................ 43
D. Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment.................................................. 45

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PART VIII - COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION (2/1/2006)......... 48

A. Application for Sale of Energy .......................................................... 48


B. Insurance ............................................................................................ 48
C. Technical............................................................................................ 48
D. Inspection/Test and Maintenance ...................................................... 50
E. Operational......................................................................................... 51
F. Maintenance....................................................................................... 51
G. Power Factor ...................................................................................... 52
H. Voltage Regulation ............................................................................ 52
I. Voltage Flicker .................................................................................. 53
J. Harmonics.......................................................................................... 54
K. Contract.............................................................................................. 54

APPENDIX A - RATE SCHEDULES (1/5/2011) ................................................................... 60

Schedule R Residential Service......................................................................... 61


Schedule GS-ND General Service Non-Demand......................................................... 64
Schedule GS-D General Service Demand ............................................................... 67
Schedule LP Large Power ................................................................................... 70
Schedule SL Street Lighting Service .................................................................. 73
Schedule SYL Security Yard Lighting Service ..................................................... 79
Schedule T Transmission Service ...................................................................... 81
Schedule CCSS Calvert Cliffs Standby Service........................................................ 84
Schedule SG Cogeneration and Small Power Production .................................... 87

APPENDIX B – SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS (1/5/2011) ................................ 89

R-3 Underground: Mobile Home Park Service-One Home Connection .. 90


R-4 Underground: Mobile Home Park Service-Two Home Connection.. 91
R-5 Underground: Mobile Home Park Service-Four Home Connection . 92
R-6 Overhead: Temporary Construction Service Pole ............................ 93
R-7 Underground: Temporary Construction Service............................... 94
A-4535 T-108 – Meter Installation Requirements for Multiple Services of
Three or More (240V or Less Phase to Ground) ............................ 95
R-10 Overhead and Underground: Typical Wiring Diagram for 100
Amperes or Less Meter Socket, Single-phase ................................ 96

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R-11 Overhead: Typical Wiring Diagram for 100 to 150 Amperes Meter
Socket, Single-phase ....................................................................... 97
R-12 Overhead and Underground: Typical Wiring Diagram for 150 to
100 Amperes Meter Socket, Single-phase ...................................... 98
R-13 Overhead: Typical Wiring Diagram for 200 Amperes or Less
Meter Socket, Three-phase ..............................................................99
R-14 Underground: Typical Wiring Diagram for 200 Amperes or Less
Meter Socket, Three-phase .......................................................... 100
R-15 4 Wire 3 Phase 120/240 V. or 120/208 V. Wall Mounted C. T.
Installation.................................................................................... 101
R-16 4 Wire 3 Phase 110/240 V. or 120/208 V. C. T. Installation
Mounted on Service Entrance Riser ............................................ 102
R-17 4 Wire 3 Phase 120/240 V. or 120/208 V. One Self-Contained &
One C. T. Meter Installation for Two Rate Applications ............ 103
A-3659 T-101 - Current Transformer Cabinet 100A to 800A
Service Rating.............................................................................. 104
A-3660 T-102 - Current Transformer Cabinet801A to 2,000A
Service Rating............................................................................... 105
A-3661 T-103 - CT/BUS Bar Cabinet for Metering and Service Cable
Termination (2500A or Less)........................................................ 106
R-21 Typical Commercial Installations Service Arrangements ............... 107
R-22 Metering Options, Cogeneration and Small Power Production....... 108
R-23 Recommended Electrical Arrangement, Cogeneration and
Small Power ................................................................................... 109

APPENDIX C - RIDERS AND COST RECOVERY FACTORS (2/9/2011) ....................... 113

Rider BSA – Bill Stabilization Adjustment (1/5/2011)................................................ 114


Rider DR-R, GS-ND, GS-D–Demand Response–Residential, General Service
Non-Demand, and General Service Demand (2/9/2011) .......................................... 116
Rider DR-GS-D, LP–Demand Response–General Service Demand and Large
Power (2/9/2011)....................................................................................................... 120
Rider EMC - Empower Maryland Charge (2/9/2011).................................................. 124
Rider NM – Net Metering for Biomass, Micro Combined Heat and Power,
Solar, or Wind Generating Systems (1/5/2011)....................................................... 126
Rider OMCE – Optional Meter Connection Equipment Rider (1/5/2011) .................. 131
Rider RGGI – Residential RGGI Rate Credit (1/5/2011) ............................................ 137
Rider SGIS –Small Generator Interconnection Standards (1/5/2011) ......................... 138
Rider USP - Universal Service Program Recovery Rider (1/5/2011) .......................... 139

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS’ DEFINITIONS Sheet 6

PART I – DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS

The following words and terms, when used in this Retail Tariff, shall have the meanings
indicated below.

1. Applicant - the developer, builder, property owner, Customer, or other


person, partnership, association, corporation or governmental agency
applying for Standard Offer Service and/or Distribution Service.

2. Approved - acceptable to the Cooperative and to Authorities.

3. Authorities - governmental (federal, state, county and municipal)


agencies or others having authority over the Customer's electrical
installation and equipment.

4. Boat Slip - a structure located in, along or over the water for the purpose
of mooring a boat or yacht.

5. Class of Service - a group of Customers sharing similar service


characteristics and service requirements. The class of service determines
the applicable rate schedule.

6. Cogeneration - the combined production of power and useful heat by the


sequential use of energy from one source.

7. COMAR - Code of Maryland Regulations; Title 20 of COMAR embodies


all the Commission's regulations governing service supplied by electric
companies.

8. Commercial Apartment/Condominium - a structure enclosed within


exterior walls and fire walls, built, erected, and framed of component
structural parts and designed to contain more than 12 individual dwelling
units, and typically arranged as a multi-story complex.

9. Commission or PSC - Public Service Commission of Maryland.

10 Competitive Power Supply – unbundled energy, capacity, transmission,


and required ancillary services provided by an Electricity Supplier to
Customers; except that Competitive Power Supply does not include
energy, capacity, transmission, or ancillary services provided to
Customers by the Cooperative in the provision of Standard Offer Service.

11. Cooperative Consolidated Billing – a single bill rendered by the


Cooperative that includes both the Cooperative’s and the Electricity
Supplier’s charges.

12. Cooperative or SMECO - the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative,


Inc.

13. Customer Choice Act – the “Electric Customer Choice and Competition
Act of 1999.”

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14. Customer - a person, partnership, association, corporation, or
governmental agency being supplied with Distribution Service by the
Cooperative.

15. Demand - the maximum amount of electricity used during a specific time
interval as measured in kilowatts (kW).

16. Distribution Service – providing delivery of electricity to the load side of


the Cooperative’s meter, including a) the provision of a meter, meter
operation and maintenance, and all metering – associated facilities and
services, including the acquisition and transfer of meter data, b) the
provision of billing services, and c) operations and maintenance of
distribution plant owned by the Cooperative.

17. Electricity Supplier or “Supplier” – a supplier of electricity that has been


certified or licensed by the Commission to sell electricity to Customers within the
State of Maryland. For the purpose of this document, the Cooperative is not an
Electricity Supplier in the provision of Standard Offer Service.

18. SMECO Electricity Supplier Coordination Tariff – a SMECO tariff


that sets forth the basic requirements for interaction and coordination
between the Cooperative as the Local Distribution Company (SMECO)
and each Electricity Supplier necessary for ensuring the delivery of
Competitive Power Supply.

19. Energy - the total amount of electricity used to provide a service or


perform work as measured in kilowatt hours (kWh).

20. Farm - a single farm building, together with adjacent farm buildings and
farm equipment.

21. FERC - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

22. Independent Power Producer - one who produces electrical power but is
not a utility, does not control transmission facilities, and sells all energy at
wholesale.

23. Industrial Park - an area which has been zoned for industrial use and
which is covered by a recorded subdivision plat.

24. Inspection Authority - authorized county electrical inspection department


or agency.

25. Marina - a place offering docking facilities or secure moorings for boats
and yachts.

26. Mobile Home - a dwelling unit constructed for permanent occupancy,


which is designed for moving along roads and highways by towing with a
truck or tractor and which is installed on a permanent foundation.

27. Multiple-Occupancy Building - a structure enclosed within walls or fire


walls, built, erected, and framed of component structural parts and
designed to contain 5 to 12 individual dwelling units.

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28. Point of Delivery - the meter on self-contained meters or the metering


current transformer compartment on current transformer installations.
29. QF - Qualifying Facility for cogeneration or small power production, as
set forth in the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act, Sections 201 and
210.
30. Residential Building - a structure enclosed within exterior walls or fire
walls, built, erected and framed of component structural parts and
designed for up to four single family occupancy units.
31. Separate SMECO/Electricity Supplier billing – SMECO and the
Electricity Supplier each bill the customer separately for their respective
services.
32. Service Connection - the conductors and the appurtenances thereto that
are installed to supply electricity from the Cooperative's system to the
point of connection to the Customer's wiring and associated facilities.
33. Small Power Producer - a facility generating not more than 80
megawatts of electrical power and which employs a renewable resource
such as water power, solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy,
biomass, or waste as a primary fuel.
34. Standard Offer Service – an electric supply service that SMECO will provide
to customers pursuant to the Public Utility Companies Article of the Annotated
Code of Maryland (hereafter “Code”) § 7-510(c). The Standard Offer Service
provided by SMECO shall include energy, capacity, transmission, and related
ancillary services, including administrative services related to Standard Offer
Service and, without limitation, energy-, capacity-, transmission-, and
congestion-related physical and financial products.

35. Subdivision - a portion of real property which includes or otherwise


designates lots or locations intended for residential buildings or mobile
homes including "planned unit developments" or "new towns" and for
which a new electric distribution system is required in order to furnish
electric service in it.
36. Temporary Service - a service connection installed to supply electricity
for a limited time, normally for no more than one year.
37. Townhouse - a structure enclosed within exterior walls and fire walls,
built, erected, and framed of component structural parts and designed to
contain a single dwelling unit, attached to multiples of same.
38. Underground Electric Distribution System - that portion of an electric
utility distribution plant necessary to furnish permanent underground
service to all present and anticipated residential and commercial metering
points.
39. Underground Electric Service Line - that portion of an electric utility
distribution plant necessary to furnish permanent underground service
usually constructed from the lot line to the point of service.

Issued: July 8, 2005


Effective: September 1, 2005
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TERMS AND CONITIONS’ DEFINITIONS Sheet 8a

The definitions used in Article 100 of the National Electrical Code are applicable to other
terms used in this Retail Electric Service Tariff.

Issued: July 8, 2005


Effective: September 1, 2005
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS Sheet 9

PART II - TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

This Retail Electric Service Tariff (Retail Tariff) is a statement of the Cooperative's rules,
regulations and practices governing the delivery of and supply of electric service to the
Cooperative’s Customers. It is supplementary to the regulations of the Public Service
Commission of Maryland governing service supplied by electric companies. The
Commission's regulations are set forth in Title 20, Code of Maryland Regulations
(“COMAR”).

This Retail Tariff is filed with the Commission; copies are open to inspection at all offices of
the Cooperative. The interpretation of this Retail Tariff as to intent and application will be
made by the Cooperative, subject to approval by the Commission.

The applicable provisions of this Retail Tariff are a part of every agreement for service
between the Customer and the Cooperative, the terms of which are binding upon the
Customer or the successors thereof. No agent of the Cooperative or any other person shall
have the power to amend, modify, alter, or waive the provisions of this Retail Tariff or to
bind the Cooperative by making any promise or representation not incorporated in the
membership application, application for additional service, or rate schedules in the
Cooperative's Retail Tariff.

In unusual circumstances, when application of the provisions in this Retail Tariff appears
impracticable or unjust to either party or discriminatory to other Customers, the Cooperative
or Applicant may refer the matter to the Commission for consideration of modification of the
provisions or for the approval of special conditions.

A. REVISION OF RETAIL TARIFF

This Retail Tariff may be revised or amended from time to time in accordance with the
Commission's laws, rules and regulations. All contracts and agreements are subject to Retail
Tariff changes.

B. CODE REQUIREMENTS

These rules and regulations supplement the requirements of the National Electrical Code,
National Electrical Safety Code, PSC rulings, and applicable rulings of State, County and
Municipal Authorities. The National Electrical Code and various electrical ordinances are
designed to provide the minimum requirements considered necessary for safety. The Code
itself states:

"Compliance therewith and proper maintenance will result in an installation


essentially free from hazard but not necessarily efficient, convenient or adequate for
good service or future expansion of electrical use."

In most cases, installation of wiring capacity greater than the minimum code requirements is
strongly recommended.

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C. APPLICATION FOR SERVICE

To receive electric service from the Cooperative, an Applicant must:

1. Contact a Cooperative office by using SMECO’s internet web-site, by


telephone, or in person to apply for service and provide related information.
All requests for service shall be promptly confirmed in writing to the
Applicant.

2. Pay a nonrefundable service application charge. The Service Application


Charge shall be $25 for each application for service where the Cooperative
must read or set the meter effective with establishment of new service or the
transfer of existing service. The Service Application Charge shall be $10
where a meter reading is not required or when the service is transferred into
the name of a Lessor where a signed Owner's Request For Transfer agreement
is on file with the Cooperative.

3. When appropriate, arrange for the Inspection Authority to supply appropriate


notice in writing that wiring and utilization equipment have passed inspection.

D. INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR OBTAINING ELECTRIC SERVICE

Before formally requesting electric service, the Applicant should consult the Cooperative
regarding the class of service, the exact characteristics and availability of service at a
particular location, the exact point of service, and the meter location. This is to be done
before wiring or other equipment is purchased or transferred from one location to another for
operation within the Cooperative's system.

The Applicant shall furnish the Cooperative with the location of the premises and the size
and character of the load to be served. This applies to service for any installation -- whether
new, additional, replacement, or a transfer from one location to another within the territory
served by the Cooperative. For new industrial or commercial premises, the Applicant should
submit building plans showing the plot, building and electrical layout.

E. SPECIFICATION OF RATE SCHEDULE


The Cooperative will specify the rate schedule for service to be supplied in each individual
installation and will not be responsible for information given verbally unless it is confirmed
in writing.

F. SELECTION OF TYPE OF SERVICE


All Customers will receive Distribution Service from the Cooperative.

The Customer Choice Act gives the customer the option to receive Standard Offer Service
from the Cooperative. The Cooperative will provide this service until at least December 31,
2004. Standard Offer Service will also be offered by SMECO for the period 2005 through
2008 unless directed otherwise by the Commission.

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The Customer Choice Act also gives the customer the option to receive Competitive Power
Supply from an Electricity Supplier. If this option is chosen, the Cooperative will continue
to provide Distribution Service.

A Customer is considered to have chosen Standard Offer Service if the Customer: a)


contracts for electricity with an Electricity Supplier and it is not delivered, b) cannot
arrange for electricity from an Electricity Supplier, c) does not choose an electricity
supplier, d) chooses the Standard Offer Service, or e) has been denied service or
referred to the Standard Offer Service by an Electricity Supplier in accordance with
Section 7-507(e)(6) of the Customer Choice Act. Any Customer not receiving
electricity supplies from an Electricity Supplier other than SMECO shall be deemed
to take Standard Offer Service.

If the Customer chooses to receive Competitive Power Supply from an Electricity


Supplier, the Customer should contract with the Electricity Supplier. The Electricity
Supplier will notify the Cooperative of the Customer’s choice. If accepted by the
Cooperative, that choice will become effective with the next scheduled meter read
date occurring at least 17 calendar-days after the Cooperative receives such
notification from the Electricity Supplier. The Cooperative will confirm the
Customer’s choice of the Electricity Supplier by sending a confirmation letter to the
Customer. The Customer has ten days from the date the Cooperative receives the
enrollment transaction from the Electricity Supplier stating the Customer's choice, to
rescind that choice of the Electricity Supplier and to either choose another Electricity
Supplier or to return to Standard Offer Service.

Residential customers may change their service selection at any time as described
above.

G. UNAUTHORIZED CONNECTION AND DISCONNECTION OF SERVICE

Service conductors, meters and other Cooperative electric equipment shall not be connected
or disconnected by anyone other than an authorized Cooperative employee. If a connection
is made by an unauthorized person, the service will be subject to immediate disconnection,
and legal prosecution may result.

H. INTERRUPTIONS OF ELECTRIC SUPPLY

The Cooperative will make all reasonable efforts to supply uninterrupted service but does not
guarantee a constant supply of electricity. The Cooperative reserves the right to temporarily
discontinue the supply of electricity at any time to make necessary repairs or modifications to
its systems. Such repairs and changes will be made with minimum interruption of service
and inconvenience to its Customers. If possible, the Cooperative will provide notice of a
planned service interruption to the Customers affected.

I. COOPERATIVE LIABILITY

The Cooperative will not be liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from
interruptions or failures of service caused by acts of God, public enemies, accidents, repairs,
orders of the Court, or other acts reasonably beyond the control of the Cooperative.

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The Cooperative will not be responsible in any way for defects in a Customer's wiring or
equipment beyond the meter, nor for damage that may result from such defects.

The Cooperative will not be liable for the wastage of electricity caused by accidental grounds
or other conditions existing in the Customer's wiring or apparatus beyond the meter.

The Cooperative will not be liable to the Customer for damages resulting from a temporary
failure to supply electricity, except in the event of the Cooperative's willful default or willful
neglect.

The Cooperative will not be liable to its Customers for personal injuries or damages to
property resulting from the use of electric current, except in the event of the Cooperative's
willful default or willful neglect.

The Cooperative will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting either from the
unauthorized connection of service or from the consequent disconnection of service by the
Cooperative.

Except for the installation and maintenance of its own property, the Cooperative does not
install or repair wiring on the Customer's premises except under emergency conditions.
Therefore, the Cooperative is not responsible for the voltage beyond the point of delivery.

J. SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS

The Cooperative will distribute to the Customer electric current alternating at a frequency of
60 hertz. The frequency of the 60 hertz alternating current system is closely regulated such
that any 60 hertz service may be used for the operation of electric clocks and other
synchronous timing devices of a commercial nature. The number of phases, type of service
and voltage characteristics for the available service types are shown below with appropriate
comments.

1. Single-phase, 3-wire, 120/240 volt, 60 hertz: This will generally be supplied


for lighting and small power purposes.

2. Single-phase, 3-wire, 120/208 volt, 60 hertz: This will be furnished for


lighting and small power purposes where three-phase, 4-wire wye, 120/208
volt 60 hertz system has been established.

3. Three-phase, 4-wire delta, 120/240 volt, 60 hertz: This will be furnished for
both lighting and power purposes where this system has been established or
the size and characteristics of the load make it advisable to supply this service.

4. Three-phase, 4-wire wye, 120/208 volt, 60 hertz: This will be furnished for
both lighting and power purposes where this system has been established or
the size and characteristics of the load make it advisable to supply this service.

5. Three-phase, 4-wire wye, 264/457 volt, 60 hertz: This will be furnished from
overhead lines where this system has been established or the size and
characteristics of the load make it advisable to supply this service.

6. Three-phase, 4-wire wye, 277/480 volt, 60 hertz: This will be furnished for
both lighting and power purposes where this system has been established or
the size and characteristics of the load make it advisable to supply this service.

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Other secondary, primary or transmission service voltages are available by special
arrangement with the Cooperative.

K. SERVICE CLASSIFICATIONS

The following classes of service have been established by the Cooperative, which reserves
the right to determine which class of service will be rendered.

1. Residential Service

Residential Service shall be defined as single-phase service to a private house,


apartment, flat, or other living quarters occupied by a person or persons
constituting a distinct household. It shall include any private garage adjacent
to or connected with the residence and used exclusively by the resident.
Residential Service shall also include single-phase service to a farm or to a
boat slip that is individually metered.

Existing service for schools, churches and community halls, where the
demand does not exceed 25 kW, is billed under the Residential Service rate.
Residential Service is closed for adding schools, churches, and community
halls as of 1/3/2011.

2. General Service Non-Demand

General Service Non-Demand shall be defined as service at a single point of


connection to any business enterprise (other than Residential Service to a
farm), institution or organization where the peak demand does not exceed 25
kW. The General Service Non-Demand rate shall apply to marina operations
and boat slips that are master metered. In addition, the General Service Non-
Demand rate shall apply to all new schools, churches, and community halls
where the demand does not exceed 25 kW.

3. General Service Demand

General Service Demand shall be defined as service at a single point of


connection to any business enterprise (other than Residential Service to a
farm), institution or organization where the peak demand exceeds 25 kW. The
General Service Demand rate shall apply to marina operations and boat slips
that are master metered. In addition, the General Service Demand rate shall
apply to all new schools, churches, and community halls and to existing
schools, churches and community halls where the demand exceeds 25 kW.

4. Large Power
Large Power shall be defined as service at a single point of connection to any
business enterprise where the estimated capacity requirement is 1,000 KVA or
more.

5. Combination Residential and General Service

A Customer having a residence and a place of business on the same premises


may receive service at a single point of connection and through a single meter
if so desired, in which case the service shall be classified as General Service.
If the Customer prefers, Residential Service may be obtained at the residence,
provided a separate General Service is furnished to the place of business.

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Effective: January 5, 2011
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6. Distinction Between Residential Service to a Farm and General Service

Residential Service to a farm shall be defined as service at one point of


connection to a single farm building, together with adjacent farm buildings
and farm equipment. Residential Service to a farm shall also include the use
of energy for processing of materials produced on the farm served; for
example, feed grinding or milk pasteurizing. On the other hand, if the
materials processed are produced elsewhere, as in the case of commercial feed
grinding plants, the service shall be classified as General Service.

If three-phase service is required on the farm, all farm and home usage may be
included in the three-phase service, which will be classified as General
Service. Otherwise, the Customer may request the installation of a
single-phase service and a three-phase service if the premises is properly
wired.

L. ACCESS TO PREMISES

The Cooperative, through its proper agents and employees, shall have access at reasonable
times to the premises of any Customer for the purpose of reading, inspecting, testing,
adjusting and otherwise caring for or replacing its meters or other property. Upon
termination of service, the Cooperative shall be permitted to remove all such property that
may be on the Customer's premises.

In the interest of protecting the Customer, the Cooperative's agents and employees having
business on the Customer's premises are furnished with the Cooperative's identification card.
The Customer should request that the card be shown before admitting them.

M. INSPECTION AND APPROVAL

The Cooperative will connect service from its system to the wiring of the Customer only
upon receiving proper application for service and a notice of approval from the Inspection
Authority stating that the wiring and the equipment on the Customer's premises have been
installed in accordance with the Inspection Authority's requirements.

The Cooperative may refuse to render service where it has knowledge, or reason to believe,
that the Customer's wiring or equipment does not comply with National Electric Code
requirements. The Cooperative shall be under no obligation to inspect the wiring and
equipment of any Customer or to render any judgment as to its adequacy.

The Cooperative reserves the right to disconnect service when a Customer has installed
wiring, equipment or apparatus that is hazardous or that may, or does, adversely affect the
service of other Customers, as judged by the Cooperative.

Any changes in, or additions to, the original wiring and equipment of the Customer shall be
considered as a new installation subject to inspection and approval of the Inspection
Authority. Other provisions of this section must also be met before any service changes will
be made by the Cooperative.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Sheet 15

N. ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO SERVICE

The Cooperative's connection to the Customer's premises is made in accordance with the
Customer's application. Service conductors, meters, transformers and other necessary
facilities are selected to properly supply adequate electric service. Therefore, no additions
should be made without first notifying the Cooperative.

The Customer shall be responsible for making appropriate arrangements with the
Cooperative and the Customer's electrical contractor for any alterations requiring a change of
location or character of service.

The Cooperative will, at its option, remove or abandon disconnected services and meters.
Service conductors, meters or metering equipment, by law, shall not be removed or relocated
except by employees of the Cooperative authorized to do the work.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
METER READING AND BILLING Sheet 16

PART III – METER READING AND BILLING

A. GENERAL

All electricity delivered to a Customer shall be metered as provided in the applicable rate
schedule. Bills will be based on meter readings or estimated consumption as provided
herein and in the applicable rate schedule for the service address specified by the Customer.

Customers have the choice of Cooperative Consolidated Billing or SMECO/Electricity


Supplier Billing.

B. SERVICE APPLICATION CHARGE

Whenever a new account is established at the request of the Applicant, the Cooperative shall
impose a service application charge. This charge covers the various expenses associated
with recording the Applicant's membership and billing records and reading the meter.

The service application charge shall also be imposed each time an account for rental
property is transferred from a tenant to the property owner. In addition, this charge shall
apply to service reconnections when service was disconnected at the Customer's request,
such as for reconnections of service to vacation homes.

The Service Application Charge shall be $25 for each application for service where the
Cooperative must read or set the meter effective with establishment of new service or the
transfer of existing service. The Service Application Charge shall be $10 where a meter
reading is not required or when the service is transferred into the name of a Lessor where a
signed Owner's Request For Transfer agreement is on file with the Cooperative.

This charge shall not apply when an account is transferred from a Customer to another
family member who has shared the same residence. Such transfers as these might result
from divorce or from the death of a spouse.

C. DEPOSITS

In compliance with the rules and regulations of the Maryland Public Service Commission,
the Cooperative may require a Customer to make and maintain a cash deposit to secure the
payment of a final bill. Such deposit for residential Customers shall not be less than $5.00
nor more in amount than two-twelfths of the estimated annual charge for service. Such
deposit for non-residential Customers shall be no more in amount than the maximum
estimated charge for two consecutive billing periods, or as may reasonably be required in
cases involving service for short periods or special occasions.

Simple per annum interest at a rate prescribed by the Commission will be paid on
Customers' deposits for the time the deposit is held by the Cooperative.

If the Customer desires, the cash deposit may be paid in installments. Non-residential
Customers may pay eight weekly installments if the deposit required is at least $100.
Residential Customers may pay eight weekly installments if the deposit required is $50 to
$150, or 12 weekly installments if the deposit required is greater than $150. However, the
Cooperative may require the residential Customer to pay the greater of $50 or one-third of

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed:____________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
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the total deposit by the date that service is provided. The Cooperative will provide the
Customer with an installment payment schedule.

As an alternative to the payment of a cash deposit, non-residential and residential Customers


may establish or re-establish credit in accordance with the methods adopted by the
Commission in COMAR 20.30.01 and 20.30.02, respectively. Copies of COMAR are
available for inspection at each Cooperative office.

A Customer 60 years old or older applying for residential service is exempt from any cash
deposit requirement if the Customer provides the Cooperative with satisfactory proof of: 1)
age; 2) intent to be the primary Customer of the service as evidenced by lease, mortgage,
rental agreement or title to the dwelling unit to be served being maintained in the name of
the applicant; and 3) the absence of any outstanding bill owed to the Cooperative for
service.

A non-residential or residential Customer who has established credit and is receiving


service, but who fails to pay a bill by the expiration date on a termination of service notice,
may be required to pay a deposit in addition to paying the outstanding bill and a
reconnection charge.

D. BILLING PERIOD
Bills for service will be rendered monthly unless otherwise specified. For billing purposes,
the term "month" shall mean the period between any two consecutive meter readings, such
readings to be taken as nearly as practicable every 30 days.

E. PAYMENT OF BILLS

All bills are due when rendered, and the net rates, as contained in the rate schedules, apply
when the bills are paid within 20 days after date of rendition. When the 20 days allowed for
payment shall expire on a holiday observed by the Cooperative or on a Saturday or Sunday,
the payment period will be extended through the next ensuing business day.

The date of payment will be considered as the date upon which payment is received by the
Cooperative.

Customers served under Standard Offer Service will have payments applied in the following
order: 1) to arrearages for regulated utility service, oldest item first; 2) to current regulated
charges and 3) to other authorized charges.

Customers served by an Electricity Supplier will have payments applied in the following
order: 1) SMECO arrearages; 2) Electricity Supplier arrearages; 3) SMECO current charges;
4) Electricity Supplier current charges; and 5) other value-added services.

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed:____________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
METER READING AND BILLING Sheet 18

F. LATE PAYMENT CHARGES

If bills are not paid within 20 days after rendition, a late payment charge equal to 1.5 percent
will be added to the net amount exclusive of applicable taxes and the Maryland
Environmental Surcharge. At the end of the first nominal billing interval after that, an
additional charge equal to 1.5 percent will be added to any portion of the original amount
that remains unpaid. At the end of the second nominal billing interval, an additional charge
equal to 2 percent will be added to any portion of the original amount that remains unpaid.
The total of the late payment charges shall not exceed 5 percent of the original unpaid
amount.

In accordance with Commission rules and regulations, all Customers within a service
classification will be subject to late payment charge provisions, policies, and practices.

G. BILL EXTENDER PLAN

Qualifying customers making application and participating in the Bill Extender Plan shall be
allowed thirty days to pay their bill without penalty charges being incurred.

Qualifying customers include: 1) those receiving Social Security benefits or other financial
aid through government-sponsored assistance programs where such benefits or aid is the
main source of income within the customer’s household; and, 2) any customer 62 years of
age or older.

Customers must request participation in the plan and may be required to provide adequate
proof of eligibility.

H. RETURNED PAYMENTS

Customer payments that are returned to the Cooperative unpaid by the Customer’s payment
agency will result in a returned payment charge of $11.00 per occurrence. Returned
payments include, but are not limited to: returned checks, returned Automated Clearing
House payments (ACH), and declined credit card payments. The returned payment charge
shall apply to any and allreturned payments incurred by the Cooperative. The additional
$11.00 returned payment charge will be added to the Customer's account.

Upon request by the Customer, the returned payment charge will be waived provided that no
other such waiver has been made in the preceding 11 months.

I. EVEN MONTHLY PAYMENT (“EMP”) PLAN

An EMP Plan is available to Customers who request this type of billing. Under provisions
of the plan, application of this service may be made at any time, although Customers may
not participate until all unpaid charges are paid in full.

Upon the Cooperative’s approval, a customer participating in EMP will be billed as follows:
For a customer receiving Standard Offer Service from SMECO, the EMP billing will be for
all charges billed to the customer. For a customer receiving energy supply from an
Electricity Supplier, the EMP billing will be for all charges billed to the customer except the
charges from the Electricity Supplier. Charges from the Electricity Supplier will be billed to
the customer each billing period at the amount invoiced by the Electricity Supplier. For all
customers, the EMP billing will be even monthly charges of 1/11.5 (adjusted to the nearest
Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed:____________________________
Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
METER READING AND BILLING Sheet 19

dollar) of the Cooperative's experience of EMP-covered charges for that Customer location
during the most recent 12 months, adjusted as necessary for any changes in rates. In the
absence of a 12-month history for that location, the Cooperative may, where a reasonable
estimate may be made, accept the Customer on the plan. The billing under this plan will
begin the month following acceptance of the request. SMECO will perform a settlement on
an annual basis to revise the monthly EMP charge as needed and to deal with any
outstanding balance or credit. SMECO may also adjust the monthly charge at any time if a
significant overrecovery or underrecovery is occurring.

Upon discontinuance of EMP billing under this plan, the Customer’s bill will be rendered
for the difference between:

1. The accumulated EMP amounts previously billed and paid under this plan,
and

2. The charges for actual usage at net rates including applicable taxes and other
charges.

In the event an EMP Plan Customer elects to switch between Standard Offer Service and
selecting an Electricity Supplier, SMECO will determine whether the account should be
trued-up or otherwise adjusted immediately or later if the end of the plan year is near.
Customers participating in the EMP Plan will be charged for the Cooperative’s Distribution
Services regardless of the Customer’s choice for Competitive Supply Services or the billing
method selected. Customers seeking to enroll in or terminate participation in the EMP Plan
must do so by contacting the Cooperative.

Whenever the Cooperative deems it necessary to revise the basis used for the prevailing
even monthly payment, the Customer will be notified of the revised even monthly payment
to be billed thereafter.

J. DISCONNECTION FOR NON-PAYMENT


Each Customer whose bill is unpaid by the rendition of the next month's bill will be notified
in writing that service is subject to disconnection. If the bill remains unpaid 14 days after
the date of such notice, service will be disconnected unless payment or satisfactory written
arrangement for payment is made with the Cooperative. At its option, but only with the
Customer’s consent, the Cooperative may elect to limit the Customer’s use of service to 10
amperes in lieu of service termination. A load limiter shall be installed for a maximum of
one (1) complete billing cycle (approximately thirty (30) days) unless a greater period is
agreed upon by the Customer and the Cooperative. Full service shall normally be restored
to the customer within 24 hours after customer meets requirements for removal of the
limiter. The Customer agrees to accept responsibility for any loss, cost or damage that
results from any interruptions occasioned by the Customer’s load exceeding 10 amperes.
The Cooperative’s right to terminate service in accordance with PSC rules and regulations
shall not be affected by the Cooperative’s offer nor the Customer’s acceptance of limited
service.

K. RECONNECTION CHARGE

Reconnection to Customers whose services have been disconnected because of non-payment


of bills shall be made only upon the payment of all overdue bills for service, plus a
reconnection charge and a deposit, if applicable, in accordance with Part III B, Deposits.

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed:____________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
METER READING AND BILLING Sheet 20

Where the request for reconnection is made during normal Cooperative working hours of
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (holidays excluded), the reconnection charge
shall be $36.00. A request for a reconnection to be made that same day at the above rate
must be received not later than 5:00 p.m. that day.

Where reconnection is requested by the Customer and made outside of the normal
Cooperative working hours, as noted above, the reconnection fee shall be $133.00.

L. COLLECTION FEE

A collection fee of $28.00 may be charged when a representative of the Cooperative is sent
to the premises of the Customer for collection of a delinquent bill. This fee shall be charged
no more than once a month.

M. FAILURE TO READ METER

Except as provided in Section Q, the Cooperative will endeavor to secure meter readings
each month. However, when the Cooperative cannot secure a reading because of
circumstances beyond its control, a minimum bill may be issued or the Customer may be
billed on an estimated consumption. The bill will indicate that the meter reading is an
estimate.

N. PARTIAL MONTH BILLING


When a non-residential Customer commences or discontinues service between the regular
meter-reading dates, the Cooperative will prorate the "Energy Charge" blocks of the rate
schedule in proportion to the number of days service was used. This will not apply in
instances of temporary service where the period of temporary service is less than one month.

O. DIVERSION OF CURRENT

When the Cooperative has reasonable evidence that a Customer is obtaining all or part of his
electricity by any method that interferes with the proper metering of service delivered to the
Cooperative’s equipment, the Cooperative will terminate service. The Cooperative will
present a bill for unmetered service resulting from such interference. To have service
connected after service has been thus disconnected, the Customer must:

1. Pay all damages to equipment due to interference with metering.

2. Pay the bill for unmetered service plus all past due debt.

3. Pay a diversion of current charge of $252.

4. Pay a service application fee as required in B above.

5. Agree to comply with reasonable requirements to protect the Cooperative


against further losses.

6. Pay a deposit in accordance with COMAR 20.30.02.03, Reestablishment of


Credit.

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed:____________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
METER READING AND BILLING Sheet 21

P. RESTRICTION OF USE

All energy is to be used by the Customer for the purposes designated or implied in the rate
schedule applicable to his particular installation. Energy may not be resold or redistributed
to other users except where otherwise specified by law or in the contract for service.

Q. CHECK METER READ

A customer may request that the Cooperative check the meter reading used for billing
purposes. In the event the check determines the meter read to be in error, the Cooperative
will rebill the customer using the corrected meter read and the customer will not be charged
for the meter read check. In the event the check determines the meter read is correct, the
customer will be charged $28.00 for the check meter read.

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed:____________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
CHARGES FOR BILLING AND CONSUMPTION REQUESTS Sheet 22

PART IV – CHARGES FOR RETAIL CUSTOMER BILLING AND


CONSUMPTION DATA REQUESTS

A. GENERAL
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Beginning upon each Customer’s Customer Choice Implementation Date, the Cooperative
will provide 12 months of historical non-interval usage data on the Customer’s monthly
billing statement. The Cooperative will not provide Customer-specific consumption data to
any entity without the Customer’s written consent. It is the requesting party’s responsibility
to maintain records of the Customer's authorization in the event of a dispute in order to
provide documented evidence of authorization to the Cooperative or the Commission. The
recipient shall keep all such Customer-specific consumption data supplied by the
Cooperative confidential unless the recipient has the Customer's written authorization to do
otherwise.

B. ADDITIONAL REQUESTS FOR USAGE DATA


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1. Historical Consumption Request – Non-interval Data

a) Charged on all usage requests except those associated directly with an


EDI enrollment transaction.

b) 12 months of consecutive monthly data is provided for each account


included in a request.

c) No charge for requests; any reasonable number of requests allowed.


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d) Consumption data may be available for up to the last 24 months of usage


history.

2. Historical Consumption via EDI – Non-interval Data


a) Charged on all usage requests via EDI except where the usage request is
associated directly with an EDI enrollment transaction.

b) Requesting entity must have successfully completed EDI testing with the
Cooperative prior to making the request.

c) Last 12 months of consecutive usage data will be provided.

d) No charge for requests; any reasonable number of requests allowed.


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Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: ____________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
CHARGES FOR BILLING AND CONSUMPTION REQUESTS Sheet 23

3. Historical Consumption Request – Interval Data

a) No charge for requests; any reasonable number of requests allowed.


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b) Usage cannot be provided beyond the last 24 months of billing date.

c) Charged on all usage requests except those associated directly with an


EDI enrollment transaction.

4. Special Load Data Requests

a) Requests for load data not otherwise addressed in this tariff.

b) Provided at SMECO’s option depending on SMECO resources.

c) In order to receive load data on a Customer’s account, the request must


be from that Customer or from an entity with signed authorization from
that Customer.

d) Charge of $70.00 per hour will apply.

e) Upon request, SMECO shall provide a written estimate of the total


charges to provide the requested data prior to processing the request.

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: ____________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C Md.No.3
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Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: ___________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: ___________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
EXTENSIONS OF THE SYSTEM Sheet 26

PART V

EXTENSIONS OF THE SYSTEM

The Cooperative will supply permanent electric service to each structure through one service
connection for each class of service allowed. Exceptions may be granted where permitted by
the National Electrical Safety Code or National Electric Code and where, in the judgment of
the Cooperative, the installation of more than one service connection is justified. Multiple
service connections to a multiple-occupancy building will be allowed only upon verification by
Authorities of adequate firewall separation between dwelling units.

Where the required service is in excess of that regularly installed by the Cooperative, the
Applicant shall contribute the Cooperative's estimated additional construction costs. This is in
addition to any Contribution in Aid of Construction that may be required by the Cooperative or
by Authorities. Information regarding the amount to be contributed will be provided by the
Cooperative and must be paid prior to construction. The Cooperative will own, operate,
maintain, and control all installed equipment regardless of any contributions to the cost thereof
made by the Applicant.

To ensure that service connection will be made promptly, cooperation is necessary between the
Consumer Member, engineer, architect, builder or electrical contractor and the Cooperative.
Timely application should be made at the nearest Cooperative office well before construction is
started.

A. UNDERGROUND SERVICE EXTENSIONS


Upon receipt of a proper application, the Cooperative will install, own, operate, and maintain
an underground electric distribution system or underground electric service line to serve the
Applicant. The Cooperative will build this underground system or service line with sufficient
capacity and suitable material which, in its judgment, will assure that the Applicant will
receive safe, adequate, and reasonable electric service for the foreseeable future.

Underground extensions will not be made for electric lines of nominal 33,000 volts and higher.
Underground extensions shall not be mandatory where they would serve no aesthetic purpose
because of the nature of the Applicant's business. Applicants of this nature might include those
with gravel pits and/or other mining operations, junkyards, or steel mills. Underground service
conductors will terminate at the Cooperative's metering equipment in the case of individual
meters, at the service main where more than six meters are grouped, or in the wiring trough
where multiple installations are served from a common point.

The design and construction of the underground extension shall conform to accepted good
engineering practice in the electric industry to provide an installation at reasonable cost.

Underground waterlines, oil tanks, Applicant's wiring and/or sewage facilities, etc. on the
Applicant's premises will not be allowed in the same trench or space provided for the
Cooperative's electric cable and equipment.

In all cases, the Cooperative must approve where underground electric service lines are to
attach to the building, including the meter location. The Cooperative will also designate where
the underground service conductors or overhead service drop attaches to or enters the building
or structure.

Issued: February 13, 2007 Signed: ________________________


Effective: February 13, 2007 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
EXTENSIONS OF THE SYSTEM Sheet 27
B. INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED BY APPLICANTS

If an underground distribution system is to be installed, the Applicant shall furnish the


Cooperative, as required and at no charge, easements necessary for utility construction,
property plats, property corner locations, utility plans, grading plans, grade certification,
roadway profile, load breakdown on equipment to be served, and other items showing details
of proposed construction.

This information shall be furnished in reasonable time to allow the Cooperative to engineer,
design, and construct its facilities in a safe and efficient manner to meet service requirements
and to comply with applicable laws, codes, rules, and regulations.

For commercial or industrial service, the Applicant shall also supply the following information:

1. Drawing of the proposed conduit system or raceways within the building to the
load side of the meter or current transformer compartment.

2. Architectural drawings showing details of equipment and facilities.

3. Tabulation of the electrical loads to be utilized in the building.

C. COSTS INCLUDED IN CALCULATION OF CHARGES TO THE APPLICANT


FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF UNDERGROUND EXTENSIONS

The specific charges for the construction of underground service lines and extensions, as
further listed in Sections D and E, are composed of the following costs:

1. Cost of installation more costly than normally furnished by the Cooperative.

2. Cost of rearranging or modifying the existing overhead or underground system


to connect to the underground extension, whether on or off the Applicant’s
property.

3. Installed cost of cable.

4. Cost of trenching, backfilling and restoring surface.

5. Cost of breaking and replacing paving, curbing, and sidewalks.

6. Cost of transformer pads, foundations, fences, and submersible and padmounted


enclosures.

7. Installed cost of switching and protective equipment.

The estimated cost of construction shall not include the installed cost of transformers or meters.

D. CHARGES FOR UNDERGROUND SERVICE LINE


1. Residential Service

Charges shall be made by the Cooperative for installation of underground


extensions to new residential buildings or mobile homes as follows:

Issued: February 13, 2007 Signed: ________________________


Effective: February 13, 2007 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
EXTENSIONS OF THE SYSTEM Sheet 28
(NOTE: all non-residential underground service extensions will be classified as
“commercial” and will therefore be administered as such.)

Detached Single Family Home

A standard service connection is one of 220 feet or less in which the nearest
corner of the building is used as the service connection point and the service
extension uses the shortest distance from the service connection point to the
point where the electric service extension enters the property to be served. For
this type of service connection, the Applicant shall pay the standard service
extension charge specified below.

If, however, the Applicant requests that the service connection point be at a
location other than the nearest corner, or the Applicant’s property design
precludes the installation of Cooperative facilities along the shortest route to the
service connection point, then the Cooperative shall select the route for the
service extension. The Applicant shall pay:

a. The standard service extension charge specified below, plus

b. Any and all additional service extension costs due to the alternate
service connection design at the specified rate below.

All alternative service connection designs must be approved by the Cooperative.

For Service extensions where the distance from the nearest corner of the
building to the point where the electric service extension enters the property to
be served is greater than 220 feet, the Applicant will pay:

a. The standard service extension charge specified below, plus

b. Any and all additional service extension costs due to the alternate
service connection design at the specified rate below.

c. An excess footage charge for the service extension distance above 220
feet at the specified rate below.

Schedule of charges:

Standard service extension........................................................................$1,342


Additional costs for alternative service connection designs ....... $11.49 per foot

Excess footage charge ................................................................ $11.49 per foot

Townhouse or Multi-Family Structure

With individual meter bases.............................................................. $1,090/unit

With dual-ganged meter bases ............................................................. $727/unit

With multiple ganged meter bases, containing 3 or more meters..... $382/meter

Single family homes converted to multi-family structures..................................

Issued: February 13, 2007 Signed: ________________________


Effective: February 13, 2007 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
EXTENSIONS OF THE SYSTEM Sheet 29

.................................................... estimated cost of construction on the property

Residences added to existing non-residential structures......................................


.................................................... estimated cost of construction on the property

Provision for these charges are based on the premise that each Applicant will
cooperate with the Cooperative in an effort to keep the cost of construction and
installation of the underground distribution system or service line as low as
possible. Additional cost as a result of going around obstacles, changes in
grade, or failure to maintain grade shall be borne by the Applicant.

Where the Applicant requests that the Cooperative install facilities that are more
costly than those normally furnished by the Cooperative, then the Applicant
shall pay the Cooperative the difference in cost between the required installation
and that deemed by the Cooperative to be adequate and consistent with the
requirements of safety and good practice.

Where an existing residential consumer requests the relocation of a line, the


conversion of an overhead line to underground service, or the installation of
conductor and equipment necessary to increase capacity to a residence, the
consumer shall pay the full estimated cost of such construction.

The charges resulting from the application of these rules may not be waived or
refunded. Additional charges may be made for connection to the supply system,
as covered in Part V, Section E of this Tariff.

2. Commercial and Industrial Service


The Applicant must pay the estimated total installed cost of the underground
extension less the estimated cost of transformers and meters to furnish
permanent electric service to a commercial or industrial building, garage, barn,
shed, boat slip, or any other non-residential building or structure.

Where the Applicant requests that the Cooperative install facilities that are more
costly than those normally furnished by the Cooperative, then the Applicant
shall pay the Cooperative the difference in cost between the required installation
and that deemed by the Cooperative to be adequate and consistent with the
requirements of safety and good practice.

The charges resulting from the application of these rules may not be waived or
refunded. Additional charges may be made for connection to the supply system,
as covered in Part V, Section E of this Tariff.

E. CONNECTION TO SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND


INDUSTRIAL UNDERGROUND EXTENSIONS

1. Residential

For underground electric distribution systems installed in subdivisions, the


Cooperative will install an underground line along or adjacent to a dedicated
public road right-of-way. The construction from the boundary of the
Applicant's lot along or adjacent to a dedicated public right-of-way to existing
supply facilities will be constructed at no charge to the Applicant.

Issued: February 13, 2007 Signed: ________________________


Effective: February 13, 2007 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
EXTENSIONS OF THE SYSTEM Sheet 30
Subdivision Developers and Builders shall be responsible for the installation of
ALL conduit that may be required for SMECO’s proposed underground
electrical system anywhere within the subdivision. This conduit shall be
supplied by the Developer/Builder and shall be installed per SMECO’s
specifications and requirements.

Townhouse or Multi-family structure Developers and Builders shall be


responsible for the installation of ALL conduit that may be required for
SMECO’s electrical system anywhere within the Townhouse or Multi-family
structure development. This conduit shall be supplied by the Developer/Builder
and shall be installed per SMECO’s specifications and requirements.

If the subdivision is designed to include large open areas that would result in an
abnormal increase in the investment per consumer required to construct the
underground system, then the Cooperative may refer the matter to the
Commission for a ruling as to whether a charge should be assessed against the
Applicant, and the amount of such charge, if any.

For a non-subdivision line extension for residential service, the Cooperative will
construct at no charge an underground line from the lot line of the Applicant's
property to the existing underground or overhead line on either side of the street
or road in front of the lot. If there are no facilities along the road, the charges
will then be $1.00/foot of line extension not on the Applicant's property, subject
to appeal to the Commission under COMAR 20.85.03.10.

2. Commercial and Industrial

Single-phase and three-phase underground lines constructed from the boundary


of the Applicant's owned or leased property along a dedicated public road or
across private right-of-way will require the Applicant to:

a. Pay in advance the total estimated cost of the line necessary for connection
plus the estimated cost for retirement; or

b. Only for Applicants who made application prior to February 1, 2006,


guarantee for five years a monthly minimum bill equal to 1.5 percent of
the estimated cost of the line necessary for connection; or

c. Only for Applicants who made application prior to February 1, 2006,


pay in advance the total estimated cost of the line necessary for
connection plus the estimated cost for retirement less estimated salvage
value. This advance payment or connection charge will be refunded at
the rate of 10 percent of each monthly billing until (a) the entire charge
has been refunded, or (b) service is terminated, in which case the
Cooperative will retain the un-refunded balance.

Commercial and Industrial Developers and Builders shall be responsible for the
installation of ALL conduit anywhere within their development that may be
required by SMECO's proposed underground electrical system. This conduit
shall be supplied by the Developer/Builder and shall be installed per SMECO's
specifications and requirements.

New commercial and industrial service points that have circumstances that
increase the cost or difficulty of meter reading and ALL new commercial and

Issued: February 13, 2007 Signed: ________________________


Effective: February 13, 2007 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
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industrial service points where the Cooperative estimates that the annual peak
demand will be at least 500kW are required to have a dedicated telephone line
available for the Cooperative's use as a communications medium for remote,
automatic meter reading. It is the Developer/Builder's responsibility to provide
this telephone line and dial tone.

F. OVERHEAD SERVICE

Where allowed under Commission regulations, the Cooperative will construct overhead lines
necessary for permanent services. Costs for such services shall be paid in advance by the
consumer at the full estimated engineered cost.

For other than residential Consumer Members who made application for service prior to
February 1, 2006, the Cooperative will construct, at its own expense, up to 1,000 feet of
single-phase overhead line, including transformer and service line. Where a line in excess of
1,000 feet is required to serve other than a permanent, year-round residence, the Consumer
Member must:

1. Guarantee for five years a monthly minimum bill equal to 1.5 percent of the
estimated cost of the line in excess of 1,000 feet; or

2. Pay in advance in a lump sum the estimated cost of the line in excess of 1,000
feet plus the cost of retirement less the salvage value. This advance payment or
connection charge will be refunded at the rate of 10 percent of each monthly
billing until (a) the entire charge has been refunded, or (b) service is terminated,
in which case the Cooperative will retain the unrefunded balance.

G. RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND EASEMENTS


When the Cooperative's electric lines or line equipment is to be installed, whether underground
and overhead, on or across private property to supply a Consumer Member's premises, the
Cooperative must be granted an easement or right-of-way to install its poles, wire, conduit,
cables or other equipment.

The Cooperative will construct, own, operate, and maintain overhead and underground electric
distribution lines only along public streets, roads, and highways that the Cooperative has the
legal right to occupy, and on public lands and private property across which the Cooperative
may obtain satisfactory rights-of-way and easements without cost.

The owner or Consumer Member must furnish rights-of-way and easements suitable to the
Cooperative at no cost and in reasonable time to meet service requirements. It is also the
responsibility of the owner or Consumer Member to fulfill the following obligations at no cost
to the Cooperative:

1. Rights-of-way or easements for underground service, on or off the Consumer


Member's property, shall be cleared of trees, stumps, and other obstructions and
graded to within 6 inches of final grade before construction will begin.

2. Final grade must be maintained after construction by the Cooperative.


Subsequent to construction, if the clearing or grade is changed in such a way as
to require relocation of the facilities, the cost of such relocation shall be borne
by the Applicant or his successor.

Issued: February 13, 2007 Signed: ________________________


Effective: February 13, 2007 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF ......................... P.S.C. Md. No. 3
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3. Rights-of-way for lines must be granted by the property owner as required by
the Cooperative for the type of line constructed.

4. The right to keep easements clear of all trees, shrubbery, and other obstructions
must be granted by the property owner to the Cooperative.

H. TEMPORARY SERVICE

Temporary electric service may be provided from existing lines to the temporary service point.
Temporary electric service in an underground area will be provided only within 10 feet of a
transformer vault or secondary connection point from the underground electric system, where
practicable.

Normally, no service shall remain temporary for more than one year. However, service
connections for carnivals, festivals, Christmas tree lighting, street decorations, construction
purposes, etc, are considered temporary even though, in some cases, they may be used for a
year or longer.

Temporary service will be provided only after payment by the Applicant of the total estimated
cost of the installation and removal, less estimated salvage value of materials used for the
installation. The Cooperative may also require in advance a deposit for the full amount of the
estimated bill for service.

The Applicant's facilities at the point of attachment shall be approved by the Cooperative and
the Inspection Authority. The Cooperative will not connect a service drop to mobile
equipment.

Temporary construction service arrangements are shown on Drawing No. R-6 and R-7.

I. ENGINEERING ESTIMATES FOR LINE EXTENSIONS OR SYSTEM CHANGES

One estimate for line extensions or system changes will be provided at no charge. The costs
developed by the estimate will remain in effect for 60 calendar days after the estimate is
provided to the requesting party. Additional estimates for the same location and/or project,
will be charged at the full engineering costs if requested within two years of the initial
estimate. There is no charge if the original requesting party requests that the cost of the
original estimate be recalculated because it is over 60 days since it was originally submitted.

Issued: February 13, 2007 Signed: ________________________


Effective: February 13, 2007 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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Issued: February 13, 2007 Signed: ________________________


Effective: February 13, 2007 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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SERVICE AND METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT Sheet 36

PART VI

SERVICE AND METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT

Before construction is begun, the Consumer Member shall contact the Cooperative
regarding the location, number and type of meters, space requirements, and the ar-
rangements of the metering and service equipment.

The Cooperative will furnish, install, maintain, and periodically test all Cooperative
meters. Meters, meter sockets, enclosures, or other associated equipment furnished by
the Cooperative shall remain the property of the Cooperative.

A. APPROVAL OF PLAN
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The Consumer Member shall submit detailed plans of the proposed service equipment
installation showing the arrangement of service raceway, cable, and buses, beginning at
the point of service entrance. The Consumer Member shall secure Cooperative approval
in writing before the work is started if the installation involves switchboard mounting of
service equipment, service equipment having a rating totaling more than 600 amperes, or
service equipment rated more than 300 volts between any two conductors.

Although detailed plans are not required for other installations, the Consumer Member
shall consult the Cooperative and secure approval of his proposed plan before installing
any service equipment.

B. U WIRING SEQUENCE U

Unless the Cooperative specifically approves otherwise, the wiring sequence shall be
meter, main switch or breaker. This sequence applies to all individually metered loads
connected to alternating current service not exceeding 600 volts between conductors. For
service exceeding 600 volts between conductors, consult the Cooperative.

C. NUMBER OF METERS
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All service equipment installations for alternating current service not exceeding 600 volts
between conductors shall be arranged so that not more than one meter will be required
per Consumer Member per class of service, except:

1. Where the operation of the Cooperative's system requires the installation


of an additional meter or meters; or,

2. The Consumer Member qualifies for and accepts separate billing under an
available rate schedule requiring an additional meter or meters.

D. SEALING AND TAMPERING


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All meters and meter enclosures will be sealed by the Cooperative. Before electric
service is supplied, the Consumer Member shall provide an approved means of sealing all
points of access to unmetered wiring in equipment furnished and installed by him.

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed: ___________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SERVICE AND METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT Sheet 37

Metered and unmetered wiring shall not be installed in the same raceway. No equipment
other than that approved by the Cooperative shall be installed on the source side of the
meter.

Only an authorized Cooperative employee shall break or remove a meter seal or change a
meter.

E. METER LOCATION
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The location of meters is an important consideration to both the Cooperative and the
Consumer Member. Before construction is begun, the Cooperative shall be consulted and
approval of the meter location shall be obtained. The Cooperative will endeavor to select a
location that will be most suitable to both parties. Metering equipment shall be located to
be readily accessible to the Cooperative.

Meters for residential service shall be installed outdoors. Residential meters shall not be
enclosed by fences with locked gates, nor shall they be located in carports, open porches, or
other such areas that may later be enclosed by walls or screens. If a meter area is later
enclosed, the Consumer Member shall arrange to have the meter facilities moved to an
outside location at his expense.

Meters for commercial and industrial service shall normally be installed outdoors.
However, the Cooperative may approve a suitable location indoors for meters to apartment,
office, commercial, or industrial buildings, etc., provided such meters are accessible at all
times. Approval to locate meters indoors shall be obtained in writing.

Meter installations will be subject to the following restrictions:

1. Where one Consumer Member is to be supplied, the metering equipment


shall be located 4 to 6 feet above ground level.

2. Where metering equipment is located other than at the point of entry of the
service entrance wiring, the Consumer Member's unmetered wiring (such as
the wiring from the point of entry or the main disconnecting means to the
source side of the metering equipment) shall be enclosed in rigid metal con-
duit, electrical metallic tubing, or wire troughs with provision for sealing.

3. Where the meters are to be installed on a building, the Consumer Member shall
provide a suitable space for their installation, as close as practicable to the
point of service entrance or attachment.

4. Meters installed outdoors should be located on the building in a place where


they will be protected from mechanical damage. The meter shall not be in-
stalled in driveways, walkways or carports.

5. Meters shall not be installed in a hazardous location; on mobile equipment; in a


location with less than 6 feet of headroom; where subject to chemical fumes
or damage; over a fuel tank; in a continuously wet or damp place; under a
pipe likely to sweat; or where subject to vibration, dust, excessive heat, or
cold.

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed: ___________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SERVICE AND METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT Sheet 38

6. Electric meters and meter connection equipment shall be at least 3 feet


from gas meters and regulators, or approved locations of gas equipment.
This distance shall be as measured between the nearest two sides of the
equipment. Therefore, gas equipment may not be over, under or on either
side of the electric meter connection equipment within the specified 3 feet.

F. MULTIPLE METERS
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Where two or more meters are to be installed on the outside of a building, they shall be
grouped at one location approved by the Cooperative. This location will normally be at
the point of service entrance 4 to 6 feet above ground level.

Where more than one Consumer Member is to be supplied, the metering equipment shall,
where practicable, be grouped at one location. With prior approval of the Cooperative,
the metering equipment in a high-rise building may be located in groups on a limited
number of upper floors. NOTE: The Cooperative may require that meter rooms be
provided.

Where the area of the building makes a single group of meters impracticable, the
Cooperative may approve installation of meters at more than one location. Approved
firewalls must be present between points of service on any structure. Drawings A-4535
shows meter installation requirements for multiple services of three or more (240 V or
less phase to ground).

Where two or more meters are installed on one building, the interior and exterior of each
meter base shall be marked by the Consumer Member or contractor in a permanent and
legible manner to indicate the portion or unit of the building supplied by the meter.

G. METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT


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The Consumer Member shall furnish and install all wiring from the point of attachment at
the service entrance.

The Cooperative furnishes, without cost to the Consumer Member, meter sockets, meter
bases (up through six gang), meter enclosures, meter test blocks, instrument transformer
mounting brackets, and other equipment directly connected with housing and protection
of metering equipment. These metering materials are referred to in this Tariff as meter
connection equipment. They constitute part of the wiring installation for which the
Consumer Member is responsible and shall be installed by the Consumer Member as part
of his wiring.

Meter sockets, enclosures, and instrument transformer mounting brackets shall be


securely mounted in a plumb and level position on a solid wall or structure free from
vibrations. When mounted on masonry walls or structures, meter sockets, enclosures,
and instrument transformer mounting brackets shall be secured with screws set in shields
or with toggle bolts. Wood pegs shall not be used.

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed: ___________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SERVICE AND METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT Sheet 39

When necessary, boards or panels shall be furnished and installed to permit mounting of
meter connection equipment with wood screws. These boards shall be of clear, dressed
wood at least 3/4 inch thick and painted with a good quality paint. They shall be securely
fastened to the structure in a vertical position.

The Consumer Member shall provide and maintain an unobstructed space of three feet in
front of and on each side of all metering equipment. Outdoor space shall be clear of ob-
structions such as shutters, doors, and rainspouts. Also, placement of shrubbery, flower
beds, and gardens shall not interfere with installing, servicing, or reading of meters and
metering equipment.

On installations requiring metering transformers, the secondary wiring between the


metering transformers and the meter will be furnished and installed by the Cooperative.
The metering transformer cabinet and the conduit for the secondary wiring between the
metering transformer cabinet and the meter base will be furnished and installed by the
Consumer Member. Drawings A-3659, A-3660, and A-3661 show typical CT cabinet
installation requirements.

H. METER SPACING
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Single-phase meters installed singly or in groups shall be spaced as follows:

1. Minimum clear space at side of meters: 8 inches

2. Minimum horizontal distance between centers: 10 inches

3. Minimum vertical space above rows of meters,


switches or other equipment: 5 inches

For spacing required on three-phase meter installations, consult the Cooperative.

Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed: ___________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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Issued: September 10, 2008 Signed: ___________________________


Effective: November 1, 2008 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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CONSUMER MEMBER’S EQUIPMENT Sheet 42

PART VII

CONSUMER MEMBER’S EQUIPMENT

The Consumer Member should consult the Cooperative before any electrical wiring or
equipment is purchased or installed for use in connection with the Cooperative's service.
Information regarding the characteristics of the service to be supplied and the
Cooperative's requirements for the installation of the Consumer Member's equipment
should be secured from the Cooperative in writing.

The Cooperative has the right, but is not obligated, to inspect and test a Consumer
Member's electrical equipment. Such test would be made to determine if the equipment
has any unsafe electrical characteristics or may cause undue disturbance to the
Cooperative's system and affect the service to other Consumer Members.

When abnormal voltage conditions or objectionable conditions on the Cooperative's


system are caused by the Consumer Member's equipment (such as load imbalance or the
operation of motors or electric welding equipment), the Consumer Member shall provide,
at his expense, suitable corrective wiring or equipment on his premises.

Electrical installations shall be inspected and approved by the Inspection Authority and
shall conform to this Tariff. Final service connection will not be made until an approval
is received from the Inspection Authority. The Consumer Member's service switch shall
be in the open or disconnected position until the Cooperative makes the final connection.

Specific standards regarding wiring, electric motor protective devices, and miscellaneous
equipment are outlined in the following pages.

A. U WIRING U

1. Grounding of Services: Each service shall be grounded in accordance


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with the requirements of the local Inspection Authority. The following


ground requirements apply:

a. A gas piping system shall not be used as a grounding electrode.

b. Connection to the grounding electrode shall always be made on the


line (or supply) side of the service disconnection means.

c. In addition, all metallic water and sewage piping within a building


shall be permanently and effectively bonded to the service entrance
ground.

2. Unmetered Wiring and Feeders: When meters or current transformer


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compartments are approved for location indoors, the following shall be


installed in rigid metal raceway with an approved means of sealing all
points of access:

a. The conductors of the unmetered feeder.

b. Feeders between the service switch(es) and the meter(s).

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: __________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C.Md.No.3
CONSUMER MEMBER’S EQUIPMENT Sheet 43

c. All other unmetered wiring and feeders.

3. Load Balance: Where the service is three wire or four wire as designated
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by the Cooperative, the total load on the Cooperative's service shall be bal-
anced over the phases as equally as practical. The Consumer Member
shall, at his expense, maintain such balance. (Ordinarily, the difference
between the loads on any two phases shall not be greater than 10 percent
of the total connected load.)

4. Power Factor: The maintenance of a high power factor is of primary


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importance in the economic operation of the alternating current trans-


mission and distribution system. The Cooperative reserves the right to
measure power factor.

The Consumer Member should pay particular attention to the selection of


motors and other equipment of the proper types and capacities to ensure
that a power factor above 90 percent is maintained. When the overall
power factor of the Consumer Member's load is less than 90 percent, the
Cooperative may require the Consumer Member either to (a) install, at his
expense, equipment to correct the power factor, or (b) pay increased
charges in accordance with the Cooperative's rate schedules for electric
service.

B. ELECTRIC MOTOR PROTECTIVE DEVICES


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The Consumer Member should provide protective devices for each electric motor to
protect the motor and motor circuit against overload and short circuit. Any motor that
cannot be safely subjected to full voltage at starting should be provided with a device to
ensure that, on failure of supply voltage, the motor will be disconnected from the line, or
the starting device returned to the "off" position, unless the motor is equipped with
automatic restarting means. To prevent unnecessary shutdown, this starter should be
equipped with a time delay feature.

The direction of phase rotation and the continuity of all three-phases of the alternating
current supply are guarded with great care, but the Cooperative cannot guarantee against
accidental or temporary change or failure thereof. Therefore, motors or other equipment
requiring unchanged phase rotation and continuity of all three-phase supply should be
equipped by the Consumer Member with suitable protection against such reversal or loss
of one phase.

C. ALTERNATING CURRENT MOTORS


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1. Electric Motors - 1 Horsepower and Smaller: Motors of these sizes may


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be single-phase and connected for operation from either 120-volt, 208-volt


or 240-volt circuits. Single-phase alternating current motors of 3/4
horsepower and 1 horsepower sizes should be operated from 208-volt or
240-volt circuits.

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: __________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C.Md.No.3
CONSUMER MEMBER’S EQUIPMENT Sheet 44

2. Electric Motors - 1.5 Horsepower to 5 Horsepower: These motors may be


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single-phase or three-phase, depending on the type of service being


received. Single-phase motors of these sizes shall be operated from
208-volt or 240-volt circuits.

3. Electric Motors - Larger than 5 Horsepower: All motors larger than 5


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horsepower should be three-phase. Under certain conditions where


three-phase service may not be available, motors larger than 5 horsepower
may be single-phase, provided written permission for each installation is
obtained from the Cooperative.

4. In-rush or Starting Current:


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a. Large in-rush or starting current created by electric motors can cause


light flicker or seriously affect other devices. Because of this, the
Cooperative establishes a maximum in-rush or pulsating current that
can be placed on the system. Motor starting currents are considered to
be the same as locked-rotor currents so that the starting current limita-
tions are given in terms of locked-rotor amperes.

b. The following table shows the starting (locked rotor) current


limitations applicable to single-phase and three-phase alternating
current motors. For motor installations having starting
(locked-rotor) currents greater than those given in the table, consult
the Cooperative.

(1) 120 Volts, Single-phase: 50 Amperes

(2) 208, 240 or 480 Volts,


Single or Three-phase: 100 Amperes

The starting current limitations do not limit the total current that
may be used by a motor in starting, but require that the total cur-
rent be built up gradually, or in steps which do not exceed the
allowed value. In installation of two or more motors supplied from
the same service, the starting current limit per step allowed for the
largest motor shall be the limit for any other motor installed.
Motors starting simultaneously shall be considered as one motor.

c. The Cooperative reserves the right to measure the starting


(locked-rotor) current of any electric motor.

5. Motor Starting Devices: Across-the-line motor starters may be used


where the motor has a locked-rotor starting current less than that listed in
the table in Paragraph 4 B. If the locked-rotor current exceeds the amount
in the table in Paragraph 4 B, then the motor shall be equipped with a
current limiting starter. The Cooperative must be consulted regarding the
selection and application of a suitable starter to prevent the motor from ex-
ceeding the maximum allowable in-rush current.

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: __________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C.Md.No.3
CONSUMER MEMBER’S EQUIPMENT Sheet 45

D. MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT


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1. In-rush Current: The in-rush current for miscellaneous electrical


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equipment connected to low voltage alternating current service shall not


exceed the limitations corresponding to allowable motor starting current
conditions, unless prior approval for the specific premises has been
obtained. The term "in-rush current" is defined here as the maximum
change in the current occurring within any one-half second of operation.

2. Oil Burner Ignition Transformers: Oil burner ignition transformers shall


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be of such design that upon breaking the control circuit, high-voltage


surges having peaks in excess of 600 volts will not be produced in the
supply circuit.

3. Welders: The Consumer Member shall supply the Cooperative with in-
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formation regarding the electrical characteristics of any welding


equipment that he proposes to install and shall secure written Cooperative
approval of the equipment before it is installed.

4. Parallel Operation With Consumer Member's Generating Equipment:


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Where an emergency source of supply is provided by the Consumer


Member, parallel operation of the Consumer Member's generating
equipment with the Cooperative's system is not allowed. Where in-
stallations are made, a double-throw disconnect switch is required that will
completely isolate the Cooperative's system when the generator is
supplying power to the Consumer Member's equipment.

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: __________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION Sheet 48

PART VIII

COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION

For the safety of electric supply system personnel and the general public, no generation shall
be parallel with an electric system WITHOUT THE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE AND
WRITTEN APPROVAL of the Cooperative.

A. APPLICATION FOR SALE OF ENERGY


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A Consumer Member desiring to install generation derived primarily from supplemental


energy shall formally notify the Cooperative in writing of this intention. Included with the
notification should be a complete set of electrical diagrams, a site plan showing the location
of the facilities, a complete listing of the electrical parameters associated with the generator
power conditioning equipment, a description of the protective functions of the facilities
including hardware, a range of settings and fuse characteristics, maximum power rating, and
expected kWh production from the generator. Any information on the expected use of the
generator pertaining to its end use, seasonal availability patterns, or average monthly data
that would be helpful in preparing load curves should also be provided.

The Cooperative will estimate the required modifications or additions to the distribution
system that may be necessary to interconnect the member-owned generation. FERC regula-
tion, 18 CFR 292 PART C, allows for billing of the small power producer for any
interconnection costs. The Cooperative will include in the interconnection agreement
provisions for the Consumer Member's installation of future modifications and additions as
may be required with large penetrations of small power producers. Such future costs might
include equipment for harmonic filtering, complex utility relaying schemes, power factor
correction, and System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems.

The electrical facility will be designed and installed in accordance with applicable portions
of the latest edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and the National
Electrical Code (NEC), as appropriate.

B. INSURANCE
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Because of the numerous liability issues that are involved with the interconnection of
member-owned generation, the Consumer Member will be instructed to have his insurance
company submit proof of the purchase of liability insurance coverage to the Cooperative,
with renewal policies being provided annually. The Cooperative is to be notified imme-
diately if there is any insurance cancellation.

C. TECHNICAL
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No generators larger than 10 kw will be permitted on single-phase secondary services


without the Cooperative first performing the necessary studies to ensure that adequate and
reliable service to all Consumer Members may still be maintained due to possible phase
unbalances and voltage flicker. Any approval must be in writing.

The electrical arrangement of the Consumer Member's service will be in accordance with
the attached Drawing R-23. The Consumer Member should furnished the following
equipment:

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION Sheet 49

1. Two load break disconnect switches--a utility disconnect switch and a


generator disconnect switch so that the responsibility for synchronizing the
Consumer Member's generator is removed from the Cooperative's lineman as
well as removing the Cooperative of the liability of operating the Consumer
Member's equipment. (See number 3 below for further explanation.)

Induction generators and line-commutated inverters are capable of


self-excitation when isolated from the utility system and connected to small
loads that possess a leading power factor. Disconnect switches must have
load interrupting capability and provision for padlocking.

2. The Cooperative will determine which metering configuration will be best


for the energy technology and the size of the unit being considered.

3. To ensure safety to utility personnel against self-excitation of induction


machines and synchronous machines, provision for grounding the incoming
line at the Consumer Member's transformer should be made.

The Consumer Member's system shall be equipped and constructed such that it will
automatically disconnect from a de-energized or faulted utility line.

Minimum protection requirements will vary on different generator configurations and


distribution system characteristics; however, the following protective functions should be
supplied:

1. Overcurrent protection should be set as low as feasible, allowing for machine


in-rush characteristics. Three-phase generators that can act as a ground
source to the utility system should be equipped with a sensitive ground
overcurrent relay when practical.

2. Over-under voltage protection and frequency protection functions should be


supplied on generators that have the capability for isolated operation. The
intent of requiring this protection is to prevent damage to the appliances of
other Consumer Members on the same distribution line and to connected
distribution system equipment. These protective functions are expected to be
supplied on synchronous machines and self-commutated inverters. Induction
generator systems which have frequency protection are the exception to the
norm.

The Consumer Member should provide a generation facility that is self-protected from
normal, abnormal, and system emergency conditions and should carry adequate liability in-
surance to protect against accidental damage to adjacent Consumer Members due to
mis-operation of equipment. The Cooperative must be absolved from any liability for
damages to the Consumer Member's facility.

The small power producer should not introduce harmonics into the Cooperative's power
system that are excessive enough to affect other Consumer Members. ANSI C50-1936
requires that allowable distortion measured at the Consumer Member's meter not exceed 10
percent. Present industry practice for inverter equipment is to limit total harmonic distortion
to less than 5 percent. Any interference on the electrical or communications systems (to
include telephone, radio, television, carrier, etc.) resulting from the Consumer Member's
equipment will be grounds for termination of the interconnection until the Consumer
Member corrects the condition in its facilities to the satisfaction of the Cooperative.

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION Sheet 50

The Consumer Member is advised that in the long term, the Cooperative may have to install
a communication channel and remote terminal equipment for the purpose of supervisory
control and data acquisition or to complete a protective relaying system.

The Cooperative further advises that the cost of the communications equipment and any
necessary modifications to the Consumer Member's equipment may be the responsibility of
the Consumer Member. This requirement will be included in the initial interconnection
contract.

D. INSPECTION/TEST AND MAINTENANCE


U U

Inspection and test shall include both an initial acceptance inspection and test and
subsequent inspection and testing at regular intervals.

A complete set of drawings and equipment specifications must be available to the Consumer
Member and the Cooperative. Initial acceptance and subsequent inspections must be wit-
nessed by Cooperative personnel at agreed-upon times. Complete test records should be
maintained. The type of test and required results will be specified by the Cooperative.

Inspection should include wiring and hookup compliance with:

1. National Electric Code (NEC)*

2. National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)*

3. Cooperative standards

4. City, county, and state electrical codes

* There are some conflicts between NEC and NESC codes, particularly in
grounding requirements. In case of conflict, the most stringent requirement
shall apply.

Test should include:

1. Relay settings and breaker actuation

2. Synchronization

a. Frequency matching

b. Phase angle

c. Phase rotation

3. Voltage regulation

4. Harmonic output

5. Electromagnetic interference

6. Safety

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION Sheet 51

The Cooperative must reserve the right to inspect on demand all protective equipment,
including relays and circuit breakers at the interconnection. Inspection should include the
tripping of the breaker by the protective relays.

No modifications or revision to the Consumer Member's installation will be made without


prior notification and approval by the Cooperative.

The Cooperative reserves the right to interrupt the cogenerator or small power producer
when deemed necessary by the Cooperative due to system emergencies or unsafe operating
conditions.

Cooperative personnel will not assume responsibility for synchronizing member-owned


generation to the utility system frequency. Restoration of electric service to a Consumer
Member's load panel will be made by closing the utility disconnect switch only after the
Consumer Member's generator disconnect switch has been opened.

The Consumer Member should have complete control of the generator disconnect except
during the restoration procedure. No padlocks or other locking devices may be placed on
the generator disconnect switch or on facilities that may restrict access to the switch.

The utility disconnect switch will be placed on the utility side of the meter and will have a
load interrupting rating equivalent to the rating of the service. The utility disconnect switch
shall not at any time be operated by the Consumer Member and shall be locked with a
system padlock or locking device supplied by the Cooperative.

The Cooperative should adequately mark the location of member-owned generation by


attaching caution signs for the benefit of operating personnel at the Consumer Member's
transformer location and at the point where the spur or lateral joins the main feeder.

The Cooperative will revise circuit maps of the feeder when member-owned generation
facilities are energized. Substation one-line diagrams will also be updated to indicate the
number and aggregate rating of generators on a feeder. Feeders that have member-owned
generation should bear a caution sign.

In accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requirements, all power
sources should be removed from a feeder and the feeder grounded prior to commencing
work on a line section. This means that each member-owned generating system will have to
be disconnected and the feeder grounded at a point between the work area and the
member-owned generator.

E. OPERATIONAL
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If the Cooperative determines that it is necessary to do work on the Consumer Member's


premises, an inspection of the work area and Consumer Member's generating facility will be
made by Cooperative personnel to determine that the machine is inoperative. If hazardous
working conditions are detected, the Consumer Member will be required to correct the
unsafe condition before the work will be performed.

F. MAINTENANCE
U U

The Cooperative shall be responsible for maintenance of all equipment supplied by the
Cooperative. The Qualifying Facility owner has full responsibility for the maintenance of
the QF generating and protective equipment. Complete maintenance records must be
maintained by the QF and must be available for the Cooperative's review.
Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________
Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION Sheet 52

Failure of the QF to provide proper maintenance, which in the judgment of SMECO causes
degradation of the Cooperative's system, will result in termination of parallel operation.

Both parties may find it advantageous for the QF owner to contract some or all of the QF
maintenance to the Cooperative. Any such agreement could be separate from the basic
interconnection agreement.

G. POWER FACTOR
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The maintenance of a high power factor is of primary importance in the economic operation
of the transmission and distribution system. It will be the responsibility of the QF to
maintain the power factor at least 90 percent. Less than 90 percent power factor will cause a
reduction in payment for energy in accordance with approved Tariff.

H. VOLTAGE REGULATION
U U

For the purpose here, voltage regulation refers to the range of voltages supplied by the
Cooperative at the Consumer Member's metering point.

The Cooperative designs the electric distribution system to economically provide individual
Consumer Members with service voltages that are within specified maximum and minimum
limits necessary for satisfactory operation of the Consumer Member's appliances and
equipment.

For example, the most common type of electric service is 120/240 volts, single-phase. The
acceptable limits for this particular type of service is 114-126/228-252 volts, but very few
consumers, if any, ever experience this full range of acceptable voltage regulation.
Consumer Members near the distribution substation are more likely to experience voltages
in the upper half of this range, while those farthest away will be in the lower half of the
range. However, plant investment costs are minimized by using the full range of acceptable
voltages in the overall design of the distribution system.

The cost to correct unacceptable voltage regulation specifically caused by QFs is part of the
total cost of service that the QF is responsible for.

Acceptable voltage regulation should be supplied for all loads, including those of QFs when
their generation is inoperative. The extent to which a QF may adversely affect voltage
regulation will, therefore, depend on the size of the QF load as well as the type and capacity
of the generating unit. The need for additional plant investment to improve voltage
regulation specifically because of a QF is not likely to be a problem for individual QFs less
than 100 kw.

Voltage regulation problems associated with the different types of QFs will be evaluated in
detail when operating characteristics for them become available.

If, under any circumstances, unacceptable voltage regulation is expected to occur or does
occur specifically because of the QF, the QF will be disconnected, or not allowed to be
connected, until unacceptable voltage is corrected.

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION Sheet 53

I. VOLTAGE FLICKER
U U

Voltage flicker is a term commonly used to describe a significant fluctuation of consumer


voltage caused by a rapidly fluctuating load. The largest flicker occurs at the point where
the fluctuating load is being supplied. However, this fluctuating load can cause excessive
voltage flicker in adjacent facilities, depending on the magnitude of the load and the
electrical characteristics of the utility system.

The most objectionable effect of voltage flicker for residential and commercial consumers is
the visible flickering of incandescent lamps. (Light intensity varies with the square of the
voltage.) Shrinking and expanding pictures on television screens is the second most
objectionable result. Very severe voltage flicker can affect the operation of some electrical
equipment, but the visible effects seen by consumers have been the dominant factor in
establishing maximum acceptable voltage flicker limits in distribution system facilities.

The control of voltage flicker is a matter of economics, but excessive voltage flicker cannot
be completely eliminated without disconnecting the fluctuating load. Usually, the
Cooperative can reduce flicker to an acceptable level by increasing the capacity or changing
the design of selected facilities. In some cases, the offending consumer is required to take
corrective action.

The exact level where the visual effect of voltage flicker becomes objectionable is difficult
to establish. It is a function of how often voltage fluctuations occur, the amount of voltage
change, and an individual's psychological tolerance to the effects of voltage flicker.
Unfortunately, a few people are much more sensitive to voltage flicker than others.

Also, in recent years, some computers and electronic control equipment have experienced
problems with even low levels of voltage flicker. These exceptions to otherwise acceptable
voltage flicker levels are unpredictable, and it is generally economically prohibitive to
design electrical facilities to avoid all such voltage flicker complaints.

To this point, the discussion of voltage flicker has related to the quality of electric service to
all Consumer Members supplied from residential substations. Voltage flicker problems that
occur in industrial substations require special analysis. If not properly controlled,
fluctuating industrial loads, such as arc furnaces, can cause objectionable voltage flicker to
all other Consumer Members supplied from the same subtransmission system.

New technology and new concepts are being used in the design of generation units available
to QFs. It is, therefore, logical to assume that voltage flicker may be a problem.

If QF capacity does not exceed the QF's peak load, it is unlikely that an additional
expenditure will be required by the Cooperative to limit voltage flicker. However, the Co-
operative may not always be able to identify the need for such an expenditure before the QF
is placed in operation.

Present voltage flicker limits that will be provided by the Cooperative should be adequate in
designing the QF interconnection facilities unless the QF itself is more sensitive to voltage
flicker. The QF must consult the Cooperative before adding intermittent or fluctuating loads
or voltage sources. The Cooperative may require the Consumer Member to provide suitable
equipment to reasonably limit voltage fluctuations caused by the proposed QF, and/or may
require special metering and billing procedures to help ensure that adequate revenue is
received if the Cooperative is to be responsible for voltage correction action or equipment.

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION Sheet 54

J. HARMONICS
U U

Harmonics are waveforms whose frequencies are multiples of the fundamental (60 hertz)
waveform. The combination of harmonics and fundamental waveforms causes a
nonsinusoidal, periodic wave (Fourier series). Harmonics in power systems are the result of
rapidly changing loads and nonlinear effects. Typically, harmonics are associated with
retifiers and inverters and power switching circuits, such as variable speed motor drives, arc
furnaces, arc welders, and transformer magnetizing current.

There are voltage and current harmonics, each requiring separate analysis. The effects are
dependent on the magnitude and frequency of the harmonics and the characteristics of the
electrical system. Some of the possible problems associated with harmonics are:

1. Capacitor bank overloading

2. Over voltages such as those due to ferroresonance

3. Excessive currents

4. Dielectric instability of insulated cables

5. Torque disturbance and overheating of synchronous machines

6. Electronic control and computer system problems

7. Communication (telephone) interference

The complexity and number of unknowns about harmonics and about the characteristics of
some QFs prevent developing specific standards based on a complete analysis of harmonic
effects. However, the Cooperative will require that the QF shall not adversely affect other
Consumers Members; and if a problem occurs, the QF will be disconnected until the
Consumer Member corrects the problem.

K. CONTRACT
U U

A contract agreement covering all the various aspects of parallel operation and purchase of
the electrical energy must be signed by the Cooperative and the Consumer Member
proposing to install and operate a Qualifying Facility.

Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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Issued: December 5, 2005 Signed: _________________________


Effective: February 1, 2006 Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
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RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
APPENDIX A Sheet 60

APPENDIX A - RATE SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE R RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

SCHEDULE GS-ND GENERAL SERVICE NON-DEMAND

SCHEDULE GS-D GENERAL SERVICE DEMAND

SCHEDULE LP LARGE POWER

SCHEDULE SL STREET LIGHTING SERVICE

SCHEDULE SYL SECURITY YARD LIGHTING SERVICE

SCHEDULE T TRANSMISSION SERVICE

SCHEDULE CCSS CALVERT CLIFFS STANDBY SERVICE

SCHEDULE SG COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION

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Effective: January 5, 2011
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R Sheet 61

SCHEDULE R

RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

AVAILABILITY

Available throughout the area served by the Cooperative to individual residences and individually
metered dwelling units in multiple-occupancy buildings where the use is for residential purposes and
for farm operations where electricity for both farm and residential purposes is delivered through the
same meter, subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative. Without the written
permission of the Cooperative, the rated capacity of single-phase motors shall not be in excess of five
horsepower (5 hp).

TYPE OF SERVICE

Single-phase or three-phase, 60 hertz, at standard secondary voltages of the Cooperative.

RATES

Customers receiving Standard Offer Service as defined in the General Terms and Conditions will pay A)
the Standard Offer Service Charge, B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge. These
Customers will also pay the monthly purchased power cost adjustment.

Customers choosing an alternative Electricity Supplier as defined in the General Terms and Conditions
will pay B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge. These Customers will not pay the
monthly purchased power cost adjustment. Such rates are exclusive of all applicable alternative Electricity
Supplier rates and charges.

Billing Billing
Months of Months of
June - October November - May
(Summer) (Winter)
A. Standard Offer Service

All kilowatt-hours $ 0.0975 per kWh $ 0.0911 per kWh

B. Distribution Charge

All kilowatt-hours $ 0.03606 per kWh $ 0.03606 per kWh

C. Facilities Charge $ 8.60 per month $ 8.60 per month

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL

The minimum monthly bill under the above rate shall be the Facilities charge.
APPLICABLE RIDERS

BSA - Appendix C, Sheet 114


DR-R, GS-ND, GS-D - Appendix C, Sheet 116
EMC - Appendix C, Sheet 124
RGGI - Appendix C, Sheet 137
USP - Appendix C, Sheet 139
Issued: December 14, 2010
Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
R Sheet 62
PURCHASED POWER COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE

Charges for Standard Offer Service (SOS) Customers are subject to a monthly Purchased Power Cost
Adjustment (PPCA), which may be a charge or a credit. The PPCA is calculated monthly to recover
differences between the actual costs incurred for power supply for SOS Customers and the amount of
costs recovered from SOS Customers through the SOS base charges, including differences in
projected verses actual load management credits. The monthly PPCA factor will be calculated using
twelve-months of historic and projected power supply costs, kWh sales, load management credits,
and the cumulative over/under recovery balance. The factor will be revised each month based upon
the most recent monthly information.

The formula used in the PPCA Model to true-up the actual purchased power costs to the projected
base cost of purchased power built into the SOS rates is:
PPCA = (PC – S * B + R) / S
Where,
PC = power costs, including load management credits
S = kWh sales
B = base SOS rate
R = cumulative over/under recovery

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY FRANCHISE TAX

A charge each month of 0.062 cents per kWh shall be applied to all kWh sales.

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SURCHARGE

A charge each month shall be applied to all kWh sales at the current rate set by the Maryland Public
Service Commission.

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The above rates are net, the gross rate being 1.5 percent higher. In the event the current monthly bill
is not paid within 20 days after the rendition of the bill, the gross rate shall apply. If the bill remains
unpaid before the end of the next nominal billing period, an additional charge to be made equal to 1.5
percent will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at the time, and
at the end of the second nominal billing interval, an additional charge to be made equal to 2 percent
will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at that time. The total of
the charges should not exceed 5 percent of the original unpaid amount.

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Effective: January 5, 2011
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GS-ND Sheet 64
SCHEDULE GS-ND

GENERAL SERVICE NON-DEMAND

AVAILABILITY

Available to commercial and industrial Customers and all schools, churches and community halls
throughout the area served by the Cooperative for all uses where the peak demand is less than 25 kW
and no demand meter is installed, subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative.

TYPE OF SERVICE

Single-phase or three-phase where facilities are available, 60 hertz, at standard voltages of the
Cooperative.
RATES
Customers receiving Standard Offer Service as defined in the General Terms and Conditions will pay
A) the Standard Offer Service Charge, B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge.
These Customers will also pay the monthly purchased power cost adjustment.
Customers choosing an alternative Electricity Supplier as defined in the General Terms and Conditions
will pay B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge. These Customers will not pay the
monthly purchased power cost adjustment. Such rates are exclusive of all applicable alternative Electricity
Supplier rates and charges.
Billing Billing
Months of Months of
June - October November – May
(Summer) (Winter)
A. Standard Offer Service
First 25 kilowatts No charge No charge
Over 25 kilowatts $ 5.62 per kW $ 5.62 per kW

First 8,500 kilowatt-hours $ 0.0985 per kWh $ 0.0940 per kWh


Over 8,500 kilowatt-hours 0.0811 per kWh 0.0734 per kWh

B. Distribution Charge

All kilowatt-hours $ 0.02623 per kWh $ 0.02623 per kWh

C. Facilities Charge
Secondary - 1 Phase $ 16.09 per month $ 16.09 per month
Secondary - 3 Phase 23.01 per month 23.01 per month

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL

The minimum monthly charge shall be the Facilities charge plus the Distribution kW charge as determined
above.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
GS-ND Sheet 65
APPLICABLE RIDERS

BSA - Appendix C, Sheet 114


DR-R, GS-ND, GS-D - Appendix C, Sheet 116
EMC - Appendix C, Sheet 124
USP - Appendix C, Sheet 139

PURCHASED POWER COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE

Charges for Standard Offer Service (SOS) Customers are subject to a monthly Purchased Power Cost
Adjustment (PPCA), which may be a charge or a credit. The PPCA is calculated monthly to recover
differences between the actual costs incurred for power supply for SOS Customers and the amount of costs
recovered from SOS Customers through the SOS base charges. The monthly PPCA factor will be calculated
using twelve-months of historic and projected power supply costs, kWh sales, and the cumulative
over/under recovery balance. The factor will be revised each month based upon the most recent monthly
information.

The formula used in the PPCA Model to true-up the actual purchased power costs to the projected base cost
of purchased power built into the SOS rates is:
PPCA = (PC – S * B + R) / S
Where,
PC = power costs
S = kWh sales
B = base SOS rate
R = cumulative over/under recovery

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY FRANCHISE TAX

A charge each month of 0.062 cents per kWh shall be applied to all kWh sales.

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SURCHARGE

A charge each month shall be applied to all kWh sales at the current rate set by the Maryland Public Service
Commission.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Without the written permission of the Cooperative, the rated capacity of single-phase motors shall not be in
excess of five horsepower (5 hp).

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The above rates are net, the gross rate being 1.5 percent higher. In the event the current monthly bill is not
paid within 20 days after the rendition of the bill, the gross rate shall apply. If the bill remains unpaid
before the end of the next nominal billing period, an additional charge to be made equal to 1.5 percent will
be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at the time, and at the end of the
second nominal billing interval, an additional charge to be made equal to 2 percent will be assessed on any
portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at that time. The total of these charges may not exceed
5 percent.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
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GS-D Sheet 67
SCHEDULE GS-D

GENERAL SERVICE DEMAND

AVAILABILITY

Available to commercial and industrial Customers and all schools, churches and community halls
throughout the area served by the Cooperative for all uses where the peak demand exceeds 25 kW,
subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative.

TYPE OF SERVICE

Single-phase or three-phase where facilities are available, 60 hertz, at standard voltages of the
Cooperative.
RATES
Customers receiving Standard Offer Service as defined in the General Terms and Conditions will pay
A) the Standard Offer Service Charge, B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge.
These Customers will also pay the monthly purchased power cost adjustment.
Customers choosing an alternative Electricity Supplier as defined in the General Terms and Conditions
will pay B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge. These Customers will not pay the
monthly purchased power cost adjustment. Such rates are exclusive of all applicable alternative Electricity
Supplier rates and charges.
Billing Billing
Months of Months of
June - October November – May
(Summer) (Winter)
A. Standard Offer Service
First 25 kilowatts No charge No charge
Over 25 kilowatts $ 5.62 per kW $ 5.62 per kW

First 8,500 kilowatt-hours $ 0.0985 per kWh $ 0.0940 per kWh


Over 8,500 kilowatt-hours 0.0811 per kWh 0.0734 per kWh

B. Distribution Charge

All kilowatts $ 4.00 per kW $ 4.00 per kW

All kilowatt-hours $ 0.01102 per kWh $ 0.01102 per kWh

C. Facilities Charge
Secondary - 1 Phase $ 16.09 per month $ 16.09 per month
Secondary - 3 Phase 23.01 per month 23.01 per month
Primary 44.99 per month 44.99 per month

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
GS-D Sheet 68

DETERMINATION OF BILLING DEMAND

The highest 15-minute integrated kilowatt demand occurring during the billing month or 50 percent of the
highest 15-minute integrated kilowatt demand occurring in any of the preceding eleven months, whichever
is greater, shall be used for billing purposes, except that the billing demand shall not in any case be less than
50 percent of the maximum kilowatt capacity contracted for nor less than 25 kilowatts.

POWER FACTOR

The Customer agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as practicable. The Cooperative reserves the
right to measure the power factor. Should such measurements indicate that the average power factor is less
than 90 percent, demand for billing purposes shall be the demand as indicated or recorded by the demand
meter multiplied by 90 percent and divided by the percent power factor. Such adjustments to measured
demand shall be made until subsequent tests indicate an improvement in power factor. Tests shall be made
at the request of the Customer upon completion of remedial measures.

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL

The minimum monthly charge shall be the Facilities charge plus the Distribution kW charge as determined
above.

APPLICABLE RIDERS

BSA - Appendix C, Sheet 114


DR-R, GS-ND, GS-D - Appendix C, Sheet 116
DR-GS-D, LP - Appendix C, Sheet 120
EMC - Appendix C, Sheet 124
USP - Appendix C, Sheet 139

PRIMARY SERVICE

A discount of 5 percent of the Standard Offer Service charge and Distribution charge will be allowed when
the service is metered and delivered at primary voltage and the Customer owns, installs, and maintains all
transforming and protective equipment.

PURCHASED POWER COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE

Charges for Standard Offer Service (SOS) Customers are subject to a monthly Purchased Power Cost
Adjustment (PPCA), which may be a charge or a credit. The PPCA is calculated monthly to recover
differences between the actual costs incurred for power supply for SOS Customers and the amount of
costs recovered from SOS Customers through the SOS base charges. The monthly PPCA factor will be
calculated using twelve-months of historic and projected power supply costs, kWh sales, and the
cumulative over/under recovery balance. The factor will be revised each month based upon the most
recent monthly information.

The formula used in the PPCA Model to true-up the actual purchased power costs to the projected base
cost of purchased power built into the SOS rates is:
PPCA = (PC – S * B + R) / S
Where,
PC = power costs

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GS-D Sheet 69
S = kWh sales
B = base SOS rate
R = cumulative over/under recovery

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY FRANCHISE TAX

A charge each month of 0.062 cents per kWh shall be applied to all kWh sales.

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SURCHARGE

A charge each month shall be applied to all kWh sales at the current rate set by the Maryland Public
Service Commission.

CONTRACT
Where special investment is made to serve a Customer, a contract may be required. The term of
contract will not be less than one year. Temporary service will not normally require a contract.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Without the written permission of the Cooperative, the rated capacity of single-phase motors shall not
be in excess of five horsepower (5 hp).

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The above rates are net, the gross rate being 1.5 percent higher. In the event the current monthly bill is
not paid within 20 days after the rendition of the bill, the gross rate shall apply. If the bill remains
unpaid before the end of the next nominal billing period, an additional charge to be made equal to 1.5
percent will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at the time, and at
the end of the second nominal billing interval, an additional charge to be made equal to 2 percent will
be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at that time. The total of these
charges may not exceed 5 percent.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
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LP Sheet 70
SCHEDULE LP

LARGE POWER

AVAILABILITY

Available to commercial and industrial Customers and all schools, churches and community halls
throughout the area served by the Cooperative for all uses where the estimated capacity requirement
is 1,000 KVA or more, subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative.

TYPE OF SERVICE

Three-phase where facilities are available, 60 hertz, at standard voltages of the Cooperative.
RATES
Customers receiving Standard Offer Service as defined in the General Terms and Conditions will pay
A) the Standard Offer Service Charge, B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge.
These Customers will also pay the monthly purchased power cost adjustment.
Customers choosing an alternative Electricity Supplier as defined in the General Terms and Conditions
will pay B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge. These Customers will not pay the
monthly purchased power cost adjustment. Such rates are exclusive of all applicable alternative Electricity
Supplier rates and charges.
Billing Billing
Months of Months of
June - October November – May
(Summer) (Winter)
A. Standard Offer Service
First 25 kilowatts No charge No charge
Over 25 kilowatts $ 5.62 per kW $ 5.62 per kW

First 8,500 kilowatt-hours $ 0.0985 per kWh $ 0.0940 per kWh


Over 8,500 kilowatt-hours 0.0811 per kWh 0.0734 per kWh

B. Distribution Charge

All kilowatts $ 4.00 per kW $ 4.00 per kW

All kilowatt-hours $ 0.01089 per kWh $ 0.01089 per kWh

C. Facilities Charge

Secondary - 3 Phase 40.27 per month 40.27 per month


Primary 44.99 per month 44.99 per month

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
LP Sheet 71

DETERMINATION OF BILLING DEMAND

The highest 15-minute integrated kilowatt demand occurring during the billing month or 50 percent of the
highest 15-minute integrated kilowatt demand occurring in any of the preceding eleven months, whichever
is greater, shall be used for billing purposes, except that the billing demand shall not in any case be less than
50 percent of the maximum kilowatt capacity contracted for nor less than 25 kilowatts.

POWER FACTOR

The Customer agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as practicable. The Cooperative reserves the
right to measure the power factor. Should such measurements indicate that the average power factor is less
than 90 percent, demand for billing purposes shall be the demand as indicated or recorded by the demand
meter multiplied by 90 percent and divided by the percent power factor. Such adjustments to measured
demand shall be made until subsequent tests indicate an improvement in power factor. Tests shall be made
at the request of the Customer upon completion of remedial measures.

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL

The minimum monthly charge shall be the Facilities charge plus the Distribution kW charge as determined
above.

APPLICABLE RIDERS

DR-GS-D, LP - Appendix C, Sheet 120


EMC - Appendix C, Sheet 124
USP - Appendix C, Sheet 139

PRIMARY SERVICE

A discount of 5 percent of the Standard Offer Service charge and Distribution charge will be allowed when
the service is metered and delivered at primary voltage and the Customer owns, installs, and maintains all
transforming and protective equipment.

PURCHASED POWER COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE

Charges for Standard Offer Service (SOS) Customers are subject to a monthly Purchased Power Cost
Adjustment (PPCA), which may be a charge or a credit. The PPCA is calculated monthly to recover
differences between the actual costs incurred for power supply for SOS Customers and the amount of
costs recovered from SOS Customers through the SOS base charges. The monthly PPCA factor will
be calculated using twelve-months of historic and projected power supply costs, kWh sales, and the
cumulative over/under recovery balance. The factor will be revised each month based upon the most
recent monthly information.

The formula used in the PPCA Model to true-up the actual purchased power costs to the projected
base cost of purchased power built into the SOS rates is:
PPCA = (PC – S * B + R) / S
Where,
PC = power costs
S = kWh sales
B = base SOS rate
Issued: December 14, 2010
Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
LP Sheet 72
R = cumulative over/under recovery

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY FRANCHISE TAX

A charge each month of 0.062 cents per kWh shall be applied to all kWh sales.

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SURCHARGE

A charge each month shall be applied to all kWh sales at the current rate set by the Maryland Public
Service Commission.

CONTRACT
A contract will be required where the estimated capacity requirement is 1,000 KVA or more. Where
special investment is made to serve a Customer, a contract may be required. The term of contract will
not be less than one year. Temporary service will not normally require a contract.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Without the written permission of the Cooperative, the rated capacity of single-phase motors shall not
be in excess of five horsepower (5 hp).

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The above rates are net, the gross rate being 1.5 percent higher. In the event the current monthly bill
is not paid within 20 days after the rendition of the bill, the gross rate shall apply. If the bill remains
unpaid before the end of the next nominal billing period, an additional charge to be made equal to 1.5
percent will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at the time, and
at the end of the second nominal billing interval, an additional charge to be made equal to 2 percent
will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at that time. The total of
these charges may not exceed 5 percent.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SL Sheet 73

SCHEDULE SL
STREET LIGHTING SERVICE
AVAILABILITY
Available throughout the territory served by the Cooperative to:
1. Towns, villages and organized communities
2. State Roads Commission
3. County Commissioners
4. Government Agencies
for lighting public thoroughfares, highways, intersections, and parks.
Also available to current General Service customers for lighting public spaces.
TERM
Customers initiating this service must continue this service for a minimum of five years. Failure to
continue this service for the minimum five year period will result in a termination charge as set forth
in this schedule.
RATES
Rates include the following parts:
A) Standard Offer Service Charge
B) Distribution Charge
C) Facilities Charge
D) Public Service Company Franchise Tax
E) Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges

Customers receiving Standard Offer Service as defined in the General Terms and Conditions
will pay A, B, C, and D.

Customers choosing an alternative Electricity Supplier as defined in the General Terms and
Conditions will pay B, C, and D. They will not pay A) Standard Offer Service Charge. They are
subject to all applicable alternative Electricity Supplier rates and charges, none of which are included
in this tariff schedule.
Customers will pay E when applicable.

Overhead Street Light


Lamp fixtures available
8,000 Lumen Mercury Vapor (175 Watts)
8,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium (100 Watts)
20,000 Lumen Mercury Vapor (400 Watts)
20,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium (250 Watts)

A. Standard Offer Service Charge Rate per month


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor $4.16
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 2.38
20,000 lumen (400 Watt) mercury vapor 9.52
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) high pressure sodium 5.95

B. Distribution Charge
All applicable lamp fixture types 1.23

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SL Sheet 74
C. Facilities Charge Rate per month
8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor $8.17
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 8.17
20,000 lumen (400 Watt) mercury vapor 16.16
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) high pressure sodium 16.16

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 0.04
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 0.02
20,000 lumen (400 Watt) mercury vapor 0.09
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) high pressure sodium 0.05

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges


Brackets 12-18 feet in length .65
Metal Shade 3.04
Additional Wood Pole 2.85
Existing 16 foot pole for post top luminaire 0.73
16 foot laminated wood pole 0.89
16 foot pole for installations after 3/1/1996 3.04
16 foot pole for installations with CIAC* (not available after 8/1/2004) no charge

Standard Post Top Light


Lamp fixtures available
8,000 Lumen Mercury Vapor (175 Watts)
8,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium (100 Watts)

A. Standard Offer Service Charge Rate per month


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor $4.16
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 2.38

B. Distribution Charge
All applicable lamp fixture types 1.23

C. Facilities Charge
8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 8.17
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 8.17

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 0.04
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 0.02

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges


Additional Wood Pole 2.85
Existing 16 foot pole for post top luminaire 0.73
16 foot laminated wood pole 0.89
16 foot pole for installations after 3/1/1996 3.04
16 foot pole for installations with CIAC* (not available after 8/1/2004) no charge

Colonial Post Top Light


Lamp fixtures available
8,000 Lumen Mercury Vapor (175 Watts)
8,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium (100 Watts)
9,100 Lumen Metal Halide (150 Watts pulse start)
12,000 Lumen Metal Halide (175 Watts)
14,000 Lumen Metal Halide (250 Watts pulse start)
20,000 Lumen Metal Halide (250 Watts

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SL Sheet 75

A. Standard Offer Service Charge Rate per month


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor $4.16
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 2.38
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 3.57
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 4.16
14,000 lumen (250 Watt) metal halide pulse start 5.95
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) metal halide 5.95

B. Distribution Charge
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) metal halide 2.34
All other applicable lamp fixture types 1.23

C. Facilities Charge
8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 15.82
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 15.82
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 6.08
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 3.48
14,000 lumen (250 Watt) metal halide pulse start 7.59
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) metal halide 30.66
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) metal halide with CIAC* (not available after 8/1/2004) 5.12

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 0.04
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 0.02
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 0.03
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 0.04
14,000 lumen (250 Watt) metal halide pulse start 0.05
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) metal halide 0.05

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges


Additional Wood Pole 2.85
Existing 16 foot pole for post top luminaire 0.73
16 foot laminated wood pole 0.89
16 foot pole for installations after 3/1/1996 3.04
16 foot pole for metal halide lamp customer 3.04
16 foot pole for installations with CIAC* (not available after 8/1/2004) no charge
16 foot pole for metal halide with CIAC* (not available after 8/1/2004) no charge

* CIAC – Contribution in Aid of Construction equal to the total installed cost of lamp fixtures, poles, or both, as
applicable. This payment option is no longer available as of 8/1/2004.

Decorative Street Lights


Essex Post Top Light (Lantern Luminaire)
Lamp fixtures available
9,100 Lumen Metal Halide (150 Watts pulse start)
12,000 Lumen Metal Halide (175 Watts)
A. Standard Offer Service Charge Rate per month
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start $3.57
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 4.16

B. Distribution Charge 1.23

C. Facilities Charge
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 7.67
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 11.48

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 0.03
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 0.04

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SL Sheet 76

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges Rate per month


Decorative straight fluted 16-foot pole $8.51

Oldtown Post Top Light (Acorn Luminaire)


Lamp fixtures available
9,100 Lumen Metal Halide (150 Watts pulse start)
12,000 Lumen Metal Halide (175 Watts)
A. Standard Offer Service Charge Rate per month
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start $3.57
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 4.16

B. Distribution Charge 1.23

C. Facilities Charge
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 7.38
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 10.02

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 0.03
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 0.04

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges


Decorative straight fluted 16-foot pole 8.51

Multi-purpose Light (Rdwy light- 30ft Al Pole w/ 12ft Brkt)


Lamp fixtures available
20,000 Lumen Mercury Vapor (400 Watts)
20,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium (250 Watts)

A. Standard Offer Service Charge Rate per month


20,000 lumen (400 Watt) mercury vapor $9.52
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) high pressure sodium 5.95

B. Distribution Charge 1.23

C. Facilities Charge
20,000 lumen (400 Watt) mercury vapor 10.52
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) high pressure sodium 8.05

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


20,000 lumen (400 Watt) mercury vapor 0.09
20,000 lumen (250 Watt) high pressure sodium 0.05

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges


Decorative brushed aluminum 30-foot pole 16.62

Cutoff Lantern Post Top Light


Lamp fixtures available
8,000 Lumen Mercury Vapor (175 Watts)
8,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium (100 Watts)
9,100 Lumen Metal Halide (150 Watts pulse start)
12,000 Lumen Metal Halide (175 Watts)

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SL Sheet 77

A. Standard Offer Service Charge Rate per month


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor $4.16
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 2.38
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 3.57
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 4.16

B. Distribution Charge 1.23

C. Facilities Charge
8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 15.10
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 13.87
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 12.72
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 15.10

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 0.04
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 0.02
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 0.03
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 0.04

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges


Decorative straight fluted 16-foot pole 8.51

Cutoff Marine Post Top Light


Lamp fixtures available
8,000 Lumen Mercury Vapor (175 Watts)
8,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium (100 Watts)
9,100 Lumen Metal Halide (150 Watts pulse start)
12,000 Lumen Metal Halide (175 Watts)

A. Standard Offer Service Charge Rate per month


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor $4.16
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 2.38
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 3.57
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 4.16

B. Distribution Charge 1.23

C. Facilities Charge
8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 20.65
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 19.42
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 16.14
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 20.65

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 0.04
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 0.02
9,100 lumen (150 Watt) metal halide pulse start 0.03
12,000 lumen (175 Watt) metal halide 0.04

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges


Decorative cutoff marine 16-foot pole 7.04

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SL Sheet 78

CONVERSION CHARGE

The above charges are available only for new installations. Requests for conversion to another type
of luminaire or lamp will have a per fixture removal and installation charge to the customer based on
the cost of labor incurred and the unamortized cost of the replaced luminaire or lamp.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

1. Lamps shall be lighted from dusk to dawn each and every night or for approximately
4,140 hours per year.
2. Changes in pole or fixture location at the request of the customer, other than those
incidental to street or highway improvements, will be made by the Cooperative upon
payment to it of the costs of such change.
3. Additional standard street lighting fixtures on distribution poles will be installed by
the Cooperative at the written request of the customer and will be governed by the
terms of the contract then in existence.
4. Where underground service is required, the customer will pay the cost of line
extensions and underground service requirements.

TERMINATION CHARGE SCHEDULE

The following termination charges will apply if the TERM requirement is not met:
For termination in the first year: 21% of initial installed cost
For termination in second year: 17% of initial installed cost
For termination in third year: 12% of initial installed cost
For termination in fourth year: 8% of initial installed cost
For termination in fifth year: 4% of initial installed cost
For terminations after fifth year: 0% of initial installed cost

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The above rates are net, the gross rate being 1.5 percent higher. In the event the current monthly
bill is not paid within 20 days after the rendition of the bill, the gross rate shall apply. If the bill
remains unpaid before the end of the next nominal billing period, an additional charge to be
made equal to 1.5 percent will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains
unpaid at that time, and at the end of the second nominal billing interval, an additional charge to
be made equal to 2 percent will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains
unpaid at that time. The total of these charges may not exceed 5 percent.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SYL Sheet 79

SCHEDULE SYL

SECURITY YARD LIGHTING SERVICE


AVAILABILITY
Available throughout the territory served by the Cooperative to farm, residential, GS-ND, GS-D,
and LP service Customers for yard lighting from dusk to dawn, mounted on Cooperative poles
with bracket attachments and connected to existing overhead or underground secondary circuits.
RATES

Rates include the following parts:


A) Standard Offer Service Charge
B) Distribution Charge
C) Facilities Charge
D) Public Service Company Franchise Tax
E) Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges

Customers receiving Standard Offer Service as defined in the General Terms and
Conditions will pay A, B, C, and D.

Customers choosing an alternative Electricity Supplier as defined in the General Terms and
Conditions will pay B, C, and D. They will not pay A) Standard Offer Service Charge. They are
subject to all applicable alternative Electricity Supplier rates and charges, none of which are included
in this tariff schedule.
Customers will pay E when applicable.

Security Yard Light


Lamp fixtures available
8,000 Lumen Mercury Vapor (175 Watts)
8,000 Lumen High Pressure Sodium (100 Watts)
Rate per month
A. Standard Offer Service Charge
8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor $4.16
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 2.38

B. Distribution Charge 1.17

C. Facilities Charge 4.70

D. Public Service Company Franchise Tax


8,000 lumen (175 Watt) mercury vapor 0.04
8,000 lumen (100 Watt) high pressure sodium 0.02

E. Poles and Miscellaneous Additional Charges


Additional wood pole 2.77

Installation of an underground standard lamp shall include an additional one-time charge of


$100.00 plus the current per foot Residential Service extension charge in effect. The extension
shall not exceed 100 feet from the source of power (the source of power is defined as the meter
base or transformer serving the account).

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SYL Sheet 80

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
1. Yard lighting equipment including lamps, fixtures and controls shall be installed
within one span of existing overhead secondary lines, owned, operated and
maintained by the Cooperative only on Cooperative owned poles for a period of not
less than one year.
2. The lamps shall operate from dusk to dawn each and every night or for
approximately 4,140 hours per year.
3. Lamp replacements shall be made by the Cooperative without additional charge,
except that any damage to lamps and associated equipment resulting from
vandalism due to the negligence of the Customer, his agents, servants, or
employees, shall be charged to the Customer at cost.
4. The Customer should report outages promptly. Lamps shall be serviced only
during the regular working hours of the Cooperative.
5. Additional costs incurred when installing underground lamps such as
boring/jacking sidewalks, driveways or streets will be added at 100% cost.
6. The Cooperative will follow standard trenching, backfilling, seed and mulch during
original installation. Any further repair to trench or landscape is the responsibility
of the Customer.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
The above rates are net, the gross rate being 1.5 percent higher. In the event the current monthly
bill is not paid within 20 days after the rendition of the bill, the gross rate shall apply. If the bill
remains unpaid before the end of the next nominal billing period, an additional charge to be made
equal to 1.5 percent will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at
the time, and at the end of the second nominal billing interval, an additional charge to be made
equal to 2 percent will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at
that time. The total of these charges may not exceed 5 percent.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
T Sheet 81

SCHEDULE T

TRANSMISSION SERVICE

AVAILABILITY

Available to Customers throughout the area served by the Cooperative for all uses, subject to the
established rules and regulations of the Cooperative.

TYPE OF SERVICE

Three-phase, 60 hertz, at the Cooperative's nominal transmission voltage of 66 kilovolts.

RATES

Customers receiving Standard Offer Service as defined in the General Terms and Conditions will pay A)
the Standard Offer Service Charge, B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge. These
Customers will also pay the monthly purchased power cost adjustment.

Customers choosing an alternative Electricity Supplier as defined in the General Terms and Conditions will
pay B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge. These Customers will not pay the monthly
purchased power cost adjustment. Such rates are exclusive of all applicable alternative Electricity Supplier
rates and charges.

Billing Billing
Months of Months of
June – October November - May
(Summer) (Winter)
A. Standard Offer Service

All kilowatts $ 8.29 per kW $ 8.29 per kW

All kilowatt-hours $ 0.0803 per kWh $ 0.0716 per kWh

B. Distribution Charge

All kilowatts $ 3.14 per kW $ 3.14 per kW

C. Facilities Charge $ 939.00 per month $ 939.00 per month

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
T Sheet 82

DETERMINATION OF BILLING DEMAND

The highest 15-minute integrated kilowatt demand occurring during the billing month or 50 percent of the
highest 60-minute integrated kilowatt demand occurring in any of the preceding eleven months, whichever
is greater, shall be used for billing purposes, except that the billing demand shall not in any case be less than
50 percent of the maximum kilowatt capacity contracted for.

POWER FACTOR

The power factor of the Customer shall be maintained as near unity as practicable and shall be not less than
90 percent lagging at the time of measurement of the billing demand. If the power factor is found to be
below 90 percent lagging at the time of the billing demand, the Customer shall rearrange existing or install
additional power factor corrective equipment so as to raise the power factor of its load to at least 90 percent
lagging. Such corrective equipment shall be so controlled as not to cause the power factor to become
leading at any time. Until sufficient corrective action has been taken, the demand for billing purposes shall
be the demand as indicated or recorded by the demand meter multiplied by 90 percent and divided by the
percent power factor.

MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL

The Facilities charge plus the Distribution kW charge as determined above shall be the minimum charge in
any month during the term of the contract.

APPLICABLE RIDER

USP - Appendix C, Sheet 139

PURCHASED POWER COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE

Charges for Standard Offer Service (SOS) Customers are subject to a monthly Purchased Power Cost
Adjustment (PPCA), which may be a charge or a credit. The PPCA is calculated monthly to recover
differences between the actual costs incurred for power supply for SOS Customers and the amount of costs
recovered from SOS Customers through the SOS base charges. The monthly PPCA factor will be calculated
using twelve-months of historic and projected power supply costs, kWh sales, and the cumulative
over/under recovery balance. The factor will be revised each month based upon the most recent monthly
information.
The formula used in the PPCA Model to true-up the actual purchased power costs to the projected base cost
of purchased power built into the SOS rates is:
PPCA = (PC – S * B + R) / S
Where,
PC = power costs
S = kWh sales
B = base SOS rate
R = cumulative over/under recovery

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
T Sheet 83

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY FRANCHISE TAX

A charge each month of 0.062 cents per kWh shall be applied to all kWh sales.

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SURCHARGE

A charge each month shall be applied to all kWh sales at the current rate set by the Maryland Public Service
Commission.

CONTRACT

Service will be by contract for a term of not less than five years and renewable thereafter for like terms
except upon 90 days written notice prior to expiration of the term from either party to the other.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

1. Meter will be read by the Cooperative on the last day of the month.

2. The additional costs of providing service beyond one mile from the Cooperative's existing
transmission system will be paid by the Customer.

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The above rates are net, the gross rate being 1.5 percent higher. In the event the current monthly bill is not
paid within 20 days after the rendition of the bill, the gross rate shall apply. If the bill remains unpaid
before the end of the next nominal billing period, an additional charge to be made equal to 1.5 percent will
be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at the time, and at the end of the
second nominal billing interval, an additional charge to be made equal to 2 percent will be assessed on any
portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at that time. The total of these charges may not exceed
5 percent.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
CCSS Sheet 84
SCHEDULE CCSS
CALVERT CLIFFS STANDBY SERVICE
AVAILABILITY
Available only to Calvert Cliffs industrial Customer located in the Calvert County area served by the
Cooperative for all uses, subject to the established rules and regulations of the Cooperative.
TYPE OF SERVICE
Single-phase or three-phase where facilities are available, 60 hertz, at standard voltages of the
Cooperative.
RATES
Customers receiving Standard Offer Service as defined in the General Terms and Conditions will pay
A) the Standard Offer Service Charge, B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge.
These Customers will also pay the monthly purchased power cost adjustment.
Customers choosing an alternative Electricity Supplier as defined in the General Terms and Conditions
will pay B) the Distribution Charge, and C) the Facilities Charge. These Customers will not pay the
monthly purchased power cost adjustment. Such rates are exclusive of all applicable alternative Electricity
Supplier rates and charges.
Billing Billing
Months of Months of
June - October November – May
(Summer) (Winter)
A. Standard Offer Service
First 25 kilowatts No charge No charge
Over 25 kilowatts $ 5.62 per kW $ 5.62 per kW

First 8,500 kilowatt-hours $ 0.0985 per kWh $ 0.0940 per kWh


Over 8,500 kilowatt-hours 0.0811 per kWh 0.0734 per kWh
B. Distribution Charge

All kilowatts $ 1.05 per kW $ 1.05 per kW

C. Facilities Charge $ 939.00 per month $ 939.00 per month

DETERMINATION OF BILLING DEMAND


The highest 15-minute integrated kilowatt demand occurring during the billing month or 50 percent
of the highest 15-minute integrated kilowatt demand occurring in any of the preceding eleven months,
whichever is greater, shall be used for billing purposes, except that the billing demand shall not in any
case be less than 50 percent of the maximum kilowatt capacity contracted for nor less than 25
kilowatts.
POWER FACTOR
The Customer agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as practicable. The Cooperative
reserves the right to measure the power factor. Should such measurements indicate that the average
power factor is less than 90 percent, demand for billing purposes shall be the demand as indicated or
recorded by the demand meter multiplied by 90 percent and divided by the percent power factor.
Such adjustments to measured demand shall be made until subsequent tests indicate an improvement
in power factor. Tests shall be made at the request of the Customer upon completion of remedial
measures.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
CCSS Sheet 85
MINIMUM MONTHLY BILL
The minimum monthly charge shall be the Facilities Charge plus the Distribution Charge, as applicable,
under “Rates” above. If the customer takes Standard Offer Service, then Items A, B, and C apply. If no
Standard Offer Service is taken, then Items B and C apply.
APPLICABLE RIDERS

USP - Appendix C, Sheet 139


PURCHASED POWER COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE
Charges for Standard Offer Service (SOS) Customers are subject to a monthly Purchased Power Cost
Adjustment (PPCA), which may be a charge or a credit. The PPCA is calculated monthly to recover
differences between the actual costs incurred for power supply for SOS Customers and the amount of
costs recovered from SOS Customers through the SOS base charges. The monthly PPCA factor will be
calculated using twelve-months of historic and projected power supply costs, kWh sales, and the
cumulative over/under recovery balance. The factor will be revised each month based upon the most
recent monthly information.
The formula used in the PPCA Model to true-up the actual purchased power costs to the projected base
cost of purchased power built into the SOS rates is:
PPCA = (PC – S * B + R) / S
Where,
PC = power costs
S = kWh sales
B = base SOS rate
R = cumulative over/under recovery
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY FRANCHISE TAX

A charge each month of 0.062 cents per kWh shall be applied to all kWh sales.

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SURCHARGE


A charge each month shall be applied to all kWh sales at the current rate set by the Maryland Public
Service Commission.
CONTRACT
A contract is required for service under this tariff.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Without the written permission of the Cooperative, the rated capacity of single-phase motors shall not be
in excess of five horsepower (5 hp).
TERMS OF PAYMENT

The above rates are net, the gross rate being 1.5 percent higher. In the event the current monthly bill is
not paid within 20 days after the rendition of the bill, the gross rate shall apply. If the bill remains unpaid
before the end of the next nominal billing period, an additional charge to be made equal to 1.5 percent
will be assessed on any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at the time, and at the end of
the second nominal billing interval, an additional charge to be made equal to 2 percent will be assessed on
any portion of the original amount which remains unpaid at that time. The total of these charges may not
exceed 5 percent.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
Sheet 86

PURPOSELY LEFT BLANK

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SG Sheet 87

SCHEDULE SG

COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION

AVAILABILITY

Available to all Qualifying Facilities as covered by PURPA Section 210 within the SMECO
service area with a generating capacity of 100 kW or less. Facilities having capacity greater than
100 kW will be governed by individual contract subject to review and approval by the P.S.C. of
Maryland.

DELIVERY VOLTAGE

As specified by the Cooperative.

MONTHLY RATES

The Cooperative shall purchase electric energy from Qualifying Facilities at the following rates.

June through Sept Oct through May

1988 .7922 cent/kWh .4922 cent/kWh


1989 .8179 cent/kWh .5179 cent/kWh
1990 .8379 cent/kWh .5380 cent/kWh

FUEL ADJUSTMENT ADDER

Monthly fuel adjustment adder will be the product of the energy sold to the Cooperative times the
fuel adjustment adder charged by the Cooperative's power supplier on the most recent wholesale
power bill.

(For information, in 1987 this adder averaged 1.914673 cents/kWh.)

INSURANCE

A Qualifying Facility must provide proof of the purchase of liability insurance, as discussed in
Part VII B of the Cooperative's Tariff. A facility may request the Cooperative to reduce or waive
the insurance requirements where it believes such insurance is excessive and unreasonable. If the
Cooperative disagrees and refuses to grant the requested reduction or waiver, the facility may
then apply to the Public Service Commission requesting such reduction or waiver.

PAYMENT TERMS

The Cooperative shall read the meter at approximately 30-day intervals. Credit to the Qualifying
Facility shall first be applied to outstanding bills and then accumulated up to a balance of $25.00
or more, which shall then be refunded.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
SG Sheet 88

POWER FACTOR

The Qualifying Facility agrees to maintain unity power factor as nearly as possible. The
Cooperative reserves the right to measure the power factor. Should such measurements indicate
that the average power factor is less than 90 percent, the recorded kWh supplied to the system
will be multiplied by the power factor to obtain the billing kWh.

METERING EXPENSE

The Qualifying Facility is responsible for the metering costs incurred by the Cooperative. The
Cooperative will provide estimated metering costs which will provide full disclosure of all costs
for the proposed facility to any interested person. Typical metering costs for 1987 were as
follows:

Type Service Costs

Single-phase 120/240V $125.00


Three-phase 120/208V $450.00
Large services over 200 amps
with C.T.'s
Three-phase 120/208V $720.00

Payment of actual metering costs may be paid on a monthly basis spread over a three-year period
subject to interest payments at the rate of 9 percent, after a one fourth down payment.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The Qualifying Facility must refer to Part VII of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s
Tariff and any supplements thereof for specific requirements for the particular cogeneration or
small power generator to be connected to the system.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 89

APPENDIX B-SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS

R-3 Underground: Mobile Home Park Service-One Home Connection .. 90


R-4 Underground: Mobile Home Park Service-Two Home Connection.. 91
R-5 Underground: Mobile Home Park Service-Four Home Connection . 92
R-6 Overhead: Temporary Construction Service Pole ............................ 93
R-7 Underground: Temporary Construction Service............................... 94
A-4535 T-108 – Meter Installation Requirements for Multiple Services
of Three or More (240V or Less Phase to Ground) ....................... 95
R-10 Overhead and Underground: Typical Wiring Diagram for
100 Amperes or Less Meter Socket, Single-phase.......................... 96
R-11 Overhead: Typical Wiring Diagram for 100 to 150 Amperes
Meter Socket, Single-phase............................................................. 97
R-12 Overhead and Underground: Typical Wiring Diagram for
150 to 200 Amperes Meter Socket, Single-phase ........................... 98
R-13 Overhead: Typical Wiring Diagram for 200 Amperes
or Less Meter Socket, Three-phase ................................................. 99
R-14 Underground: Typical Wiring Diagram for 200 Amperes
or Less Meter Socket, Three-phase ............................................... 100
R-15 4 Wire 3 Phase 120/240 V. or 120/208 V. Wall Mounted
C. T. Installation............................................................................ 101
R-16 4 Wire 3 Phase 110/240 V. or 120/208 V. C. T. Installation
Mounted on Service Entrance Riser ............................................. 102
R-17 4 Wire 3 Phase 120/240 V. or 120/208 V. One Self-Contained
& One C. T. Meter Installation for Two Rate Applications.......... 103
A-3659 T-10-Current Transformer Cabinet 100A to 800A Service Rating . 104
A-3660 T-102-Current Transformer Cabinet 801A to 2,000 Service Rating105
A-3661 T-103-CT/BUS Bar Cabinet for Metering and Service Cable
Termination (2,500A or Less)........................................................ 106
R-21 Typical Commercial Installations Service Arrangements ............... 107
R-22 Metering Options, Cogeneration and Small Power Production....... 108
R-23 Recommended Electrical Arrangement, Cogeneration and
Small Power .................................................................................. 109

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 90

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 91

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 92

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 93

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 94

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 95

Unit No. T-108 Dwg. No. A-4535

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Effective: January 5, 2011
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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 96

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 97

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 98

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 99

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 101

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 102

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 103

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 104

Unit No. T-101 Dwg. No. A-3659

Unit No. T-101 Dwg. No. A-3659

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 105

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Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 106

Unit No. T-103 Dwg. No. A-3661


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Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 107

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APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 108

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RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
APPENDIX B -SERVICE INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS Sheet 109

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
Sheet 110 to 112

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Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
Sheet 113

APPENDIX C – RIDERS AND COST RECOVERY FACTORS

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER BSA Sheet 114

RIDER BSA

BILL STABILIZATION ADJUSTMENT

BILL STABILIZATION ADJUSTMENT RIDER

This Rider is applicable to the Residential, General Service Non-Demand, and General
Service Demand rate schedules. The BSA does not apply to customers in the General
Service Demand class that receive service at primary voltage level. The BSA shall be
computed monthly for application in the second succeeding billing month. It shall
consist of a factor designed to reflect differences between test year and actual base rate
revenues, plus a factor designed to reconcile prior period Bill Stabilization Adjustments
with actual billed BSA adjustments. The BSA charge or credit shall be applied to
monthly bills beginning with the billing month of January 2011. The BSA shall be
combined with the Distribution Charge by designated service classification and applied to
customer bills.

CALCULATION OF BSA

The BSA shall be computed by dividing the difference between the normalized monthly
test year revenue and the actual monthly revenue, plus any applicable true up amount
from previous months, by the forecast kWh sales applicable to the service classification
for the second succeeding month. The normalized monthly test year revenue is defined
as the average revenue per customer in the test year billing month corresponding to the
current billing month at rates approved in the latest base rate proceeding, multiplied by
the number of customers in the current billing month.

(1) Formulaically:

BSA = [(A*B-C+D)/S]

Where:

BSA = The monthly Bill Stabilization Adjustment factor for the class in $
per kWh

A= Average Class Distribution Base Revenue per customer for the


corresponding month in the test period.

B= Class customer count for the corresponding current billing


month.

C= Actual monthly Class Distribution Base Revenue in $.

D= Cumulative true-up for over/under-collections from the


class in previous months in $.

S= Class forecasted kWh sales for the succeeding month.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER BSA Sheet 115

(2) The amount of the adjustment factor for any rate schedule may not
exceed +/- 10% of the average test year rate per kWh for the rate class.
Any excess amount above the cap shall be collected in a subsequent
month.

FILING

SMECO shall file monthly with the Commission a copy of the computation of the current
BSA factors and/or reconciliation factors at least ten days prior to its application on
customers’ bills. SMECO shall furnish Commission Staff sufficient workpapers for the
review and audit of the BSA.

Issued: December 14, 2010


Effective: January 5, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER DR-R, GS-ND, GS-D Sheet 116

RIDER DR-R, GS-ND, GS-D

DEMAND RESPONSE – RESIDENTIAL, GENERAL SERVICE


NON-DEMAND AND GENERAL SERVICE DEMAND

APPLICABILITY

This program is available to all customers in SMECO’s Residential rate schedule and
customers in SMECO’s GS-ND and GS-D rate schedule with an annual peak demand of
less than 50 kW. Customers may be excluded from participation at the discretion of
SMECO or its demand response contractor (collectively referred to hereafter as
“Supplier”) for circumstances such as faulty or dangerous end-use equipment, unsafe
working conditions for Supplier, low curtailment signal strength, or insufficient
curtailable load.

INSTALLATION AND OPERATION

The customer will allow the installation of a load control device(s), which is either a
smart thermostat(s) or a load control switch(s) and associated equipment. The load
control device(s) will have the capability to control the supply of electricity to the
customer’s central air conditioner unit(s) or central heat pump unit(s).

Supplier shall install, own, operate, and maintain the load control device(s) at no cost to
the customer. The customer shall allow reasonable access on the customer’s premises by
Supplier to perform these functions. The customer shall be responsible for the
replacement cost of the load control device(s) if the customer has willfully or negligently
damaged the load control device(s). Supplier will not provide any installation, repair, or
maintenance for the customer’s central air conditioner(s) or central heat pump(s)
controlled by the load control device(s).

Supplier shall operate the load control device(s) at any time, at its discretion, for purposes
that include, but are not limited to, the following: testing the load control device(s);
response to PJM dispatcher request to activate demand response; response to local
SMECO constraints; or response to regional energy market prices.

The effect of the load control device(s) operation shall be a net reduction of load on
SMECO’s system. During periods of operation, the work performed by the interrupted
appliance shall not be transferred to any other electric service provided by SMECO or to
any other appliance.

The Customer holds Supplier harmless for any damages resulting from participation in
the Demand Response program.

Customers participating in the demand response program may override an interruption


event up to a specified number of times during a calendar year, except that no override
will be permitted during a PJM Interconnection Reliability Event.

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER DR-R, GS-ND, GS-D Sheet 117

Supplier shall inform the customer of the cycling control that will be employed on the
load control device at the time the customer enrolls in the demand response program.
During the customer’s participation in the demand response program, the Supplier may
develop and offer to customers different cycling control strategies. If Supplier terminates
the use of a particular cycling control strategy, customers controlled under that strategy
will be offered the option of choosing which existing control strategy to use.

Customers can terminate participation in the demand response program at any time
subject to certain notice requirements and provisions for removal of the control devices.
The customer will incur no penalty or cost for termination but is still responsible for any
other costs accrued.

Once a residence or commercial building is enrolled in the Demand Response program,


the location continues to be enrolled in the program unless termination is requested. In
the event that there is a change in customer at a location, the new customer will be
notified about the program and provided the opportunity to continue or terminate
participation.

INCENTIVE

The customer will receive the following applicable bill credits each month from June to
October while participating in the program:

Customer with a smart thermostat(s) at his premise: $10.00 per month


Customer with a load control switch(s) at his premise: $10.00 per month

Multiple thermostats or switches at a premise do not receive multiple incentive payments.

Incentive payments may be revised or eliminated at future dates. Customers will be


notified by Supplier of changes in incentive payments prior to the change.

Customers enrolled in the demand response program may not continue in SMECO’s
Load Management program and will not receive credits from that program.

COST RECOVERY

Residential, GS-ND, and GS-D rates are subject to the recovery of the Commission-
approved demand response expenditures through a surcharge mechanism referred to
hereafter as the Demand-Response Cost Recovery Factor (DRCRF).

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER DR-R, GS-ND, GS-D Sheet 118

The DRCRF currently calculated is $0.001790 per kWh. The DRCRF is calculated
through the formula:

DRCRF = [(E+C)/S]
Where:

E= Annual expenses corresponding to the planning, implementation, operation, and


contractual obligations of the demand response-residential, GS-ND, GS-D, and
LP program. Such costs are amortized on a straight-line basis over a period not to
exceed five years, the unamortized balance earning interest at the Company's
authorized ROR. The ROR is imputed from the TIER approved in the most
recent rate case; the current authorized TIER is 1.95. Also included will be the
annual expense associated with the amortization of the air conditioner and water
heater load management switches that are recognized as regulatory assets.

C= Annual correction mechanism to true-up the difference between Demand


response-related costs incurred and revenues collected under the DRCRF.

S= Twelve-month sales forecast.

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
Sheet 119

PURPOSELY LEFT BLANK

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER DR-GS-D, LP Sheet 120

RIDER DR- GS-D, LP

DEMAND RESPONSE – GENERAL SERVICE DEMAND AND LARGE POWER

APPLICABILITY

This program is available to all customers in SMECO’s GS-D and LP rate schedule with
an annual peak demand of at least 50 kW. Customers may be excluded from
participation at the discretion of SMECO or its demand response contractor (collectively
referred to hereafter as “Supplier”) for circumstances such as faulty or dangerous end-use
equipment, unsafe working conditions for Supplier, low curtailment signal strength, or
insufficient curtailable load.

INSTALLATION AND OPERATION

Program operation of a customer’s agreed upon load control equipment may be by


manual operation or by load control device. If necessary for load control, the
customer will allow the installation of a load control device(s) and associated equipment
on the customer’s agreed-upon end-use equipment. The load control device(s) will have
the capability to control the supply of electricity to the customer’s end-use equipment to
which the device is connected.

Supplier shall install, own, operate, and maintain the load control device(s) at no cost to
the customer. The customer shall allow reasonable access on the customer’s premises by
Supplier to perform these functions. The customer shall be responsible for the
replacement cost of the load control device(s) if the customer has willfully or negligently
damaged the load control device(s). Supplier will not provide any installation, repair, or
maintenance for the customer’s electrical devices controlled by the load control device(s).

Supplier shall operate the load control device(s) or call for manual operation of end-use
equipment at any time, at its discretion, for purposes that include, but are not limited to,
the following: testing the load control device(s) and load response; response to PJM
dispatcher request to activate demand response; response to local SMECO constraints;
operation to reduce SMECO system peak demand, operation to measure and verify load
reduction of SMECO’s demand response program, or response to regional energy market
prices.

The effect of the demand response operation shall be a net reduction of load on
SMECO’s system. During periods of operation, the work performed by the interrupted
load shall not be transferred to any other electric service provided by SMECO or to any
other load device.

The Customer holds Supplier harmless for any damages resulting from participation in
the Demand Response program.

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER DR- GS-D, LP Sheet 121

Customers participating in the demand response program may override an interruption


event up to a specified number of times during a calendar year, except that no override
will be permitted during a PJM Interconnection Reliability Event.

Supplier shall inform the customer of the cycling control that will be employed on the
load control device at the time the customer enrolls in the demand response program.
During the customer’s participation in the demand response program, the Supplier may
develop and offer to customers different cycling control strategies. If Supplier terminates
the use of a particular cycling control strategy, customers controlled under that strategy
will be offered the option of choosing which existing control strategy to use.

Customers can terminate participation in the demand response program at any time
subject to certain notice requirements and provisions for removal of the control devices.
The customer will incur no penalty or cost for termination but is still responsible for any
other costs accrued.

Once a commercial building is enrolled in the Demand Response program, the location
continues to be enrolled in the program unless termination is requested. In the event that
there is a change in customer at a location, the new customer will be notified about the
program and provided the opportunity to continue or terminate participation.

INCENTIVE

The customer will receive the following applicable bill credits each month from June to
October while participating in the program:
Customer with a load control device(s) at his premise: $4.00 per reduced kW per
month

Reduced kW is the specific kW reduction that is determined by SMECO for each


customer due to the operation of the load control device(s) installed for that customer.
.
Incentive payments may be revised or eliminated at future dates. Customers will be
notified by Supplier of changes in incentive payments prior to the change.

COST RECOVERY

GS-D and LP rates are subject to the recovery of the Commission-approved demand
response expenditures through a surcharge mechanism referred to hereafter as the
Demand-Response Cost Recovery Factor (DRCRF).

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER DR- GS-D, LP Sheet 122

The DRCRF currently calculated is $0.001790 per kWh. The DRCRF is calculated
through the formula:

DRCRF = [(E+C)/S]
Where:

E= Annual expenses corresponding to the planning, implementation, operation, and


contractual obligations of the demand response-residential and GS-ND, GS-D and
LP program. Such costs are amortized on a straight-line basis over a period not to
exceed five years, the unamortized balance earning interest at the Company's
authorized ROR. The ROR is imputed from the TIER approved in the most
recent rate case; the current authorized TIER is 1.95. Also included will be the
annual expense associated with the amortization of the air conditioner and water
heater load management switches that are recognized as regulatory assets.

C= Annual correction mechanism to true-up the difference between Demand


response-related costs incurred and revenues collected under the DRCRF.

S= Twelve-month sales forecast.

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
Sheet 123

PURPOSELY LEFT BLANK

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER EMC Sheet 124

RIDER EMC

EMPOWER MARYLAND CHARGE

EmPOWER Maryland Charge

Service rates are subject to the recovery of Commission-approved EmPOWER Maryland


energy efficiency program expenditures through a surcharge mechanism referred to
hereafter as the EmPOWER Maryland Charge (EMC).

EMC APPLICATION

The EMC applies to the Residential, General Service Non-Demand, General Service
Demand, and Large Power rate schedules.

EMC CALCULATION

The EMC is:


Residential Service: $0.00145 per kWh.
GS-ND, GS-D, LP: $0.00053 per kWh.

The EMC is calculated through the formula:

EMC = [(E +C)/S]

Where:

E= Annual capital costs and expenses corresponding to the design and


implementation of EmPOWER Maryland programs. Such costs may be
amortized on a straight-line basis over a period not to exceed five years, the
unamortized balance earning interest at the Company's authorized ROR. The
ROR is imputed from the TIER approved in the most recent rate case; the current
authorized TIER is 1.95.

C= Annual correction mechanism to true-up the difference between DSM or


EmPOWER Maryland-related costs incurred and revenues collected under
the prior DSMCRF or EMC.

S= Twelve-month kWh sales forecast beginning with the effective date of the
EMC

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
Sheet 125

PURPOSELY LEFT BLANK

Issued: January 28, 2011


Effective: February 9, 2011
RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE TARIFF P.S.C. Md. No. 3
RIDER NM Sheet 126

RIDER NM

NET METERING FOR BIOMASS, MICRO COMBINED HEAT AND POWER,


SOLAR, OR WIND GENERATING SYSTEMS

APPLICABILITY
This rider is available to Customers currently receiving service under Schedule R, Schedule
GS-ND, Schedule GS-D, and Large Power of this Retail Electric Service Tariff, and where a
part or all of the electrical requirements of the Customer can be supplied from a biomass,
micro combined heat and power, solar, or wind electric generating system as specified in the
Public Utility Companies Article, Section 7-306, of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
An eligible customer-generator is a customer that owns and operates, leases and operates, or
contracts with a third party that owns and operates a biomass, micro combined heat and
power, solar, or wind electric generating system that: (1) is located on the customer’s
premises or contiguous property; (2) is interconnected and operated in parallel with an electric
company’s transmission and distribution facilities; and (3) is intended primarily to offset all or
part of the customer’s own electricity requirements.
The generating capacity of an electric generating system used by an eligible customer-
generator for net metering may not exceed 2 MW, except that a micro combined heat and
power electric generating system may not have a generating capacity of more than 30 kW.
This rider will be closed to new Customers after the total installed capacity of biomass, micro
combined heat and power, wind, and solar electric generating systems within the State of
Maryland reaches 1,500 MW.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
1. Customer-generator has elected to operate its electric generating system in parallel with
Cooperative’s transmission and distribution facilities. The electric generating system is
intended primarily to offset part or all of the Customer-generator’s own electrical
requirements. In the event the energy generated by the facility exceeds the energy
consumed at the Customer-generator’s premise during any billing period, the Customer
will be responsible for paying only the monthly minimum charge.
2. Customer-generator shall pay any amount owing for electric service provided by
Cooperative in accordance with applicable tariff schedules. Nothing in these Special
Conditions shall limit Cooperative’s rights under applicable tariff schedules.
3. Net Energy: Net Energy is Ecoop minus Ecust where Ecoop is energy supplied by the
Cooperative, and Ecust is energy generated by the Customer and fed back into the
Cooperative’s system at such times as Customer generation exceeds Customer
requirements. Only if net energy (Ecoop-Ecust) is positive shall net energy charges be
applied at the rates specified in the applicable rate schedule except that the minimum
charge will be applied in any case. If the calculation of net energy yields a negative result,
all such negative net energy shall be considered net energy transmitted and shall be treated
as stated in Special Condition No. 4 below. The components of net energy Ecoop and Ecust
shall be determined by the use of a single meter capable of measuring the flow of
electricity in two directions, to be provided by the Cooperative at the same charge a
Customer would pay for an ordinary residential meter.

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4. Net Energy Transmitted: Net energy transmitted occurs when the cumulative value of
Ecust exceeds the cumulative value of Ecoop during an entire billing period and is the
amount by which the energy generated by the Customer and fed back into the
Cooperative’s system exceeds the energy supplied by the Cooperative over an entire
billing period. If electricity generated by the Customer-generator exceeds the electricity
supplied by the Cooperative, the Customer-generator shall be required to pay only
Facilities Charges for that month.

5. Billing and Billing Periods: The billing period to be used under this tariff shall be the
same billing period that would be used for the Customer under the Cooperative’s
applicable rate schedule. In any billing period where Ecoop exceeds Ecust the Cooperative
will bill the Customer for the net energy consumed per the terms of the tariff. In billing
periods where Ecust exceeds Ecoop the Customer is required to pay only the Facilities
Charge for Residential Customers and only the Facilities Charge plus the Distribution kW
charge for General Service Customers. The Cooperative will carry forward a negative
kilowatt-hour reading until the Customer-generator’s consumption of electricity from the
Cooperative eliminates the credit or the 12 month generation credit accrual period expires.
Any remaining accrued generation credit at the expiration of the 12-month accrual period
shall revert to the Cooperative and may not be recovered by the Customer.

6. Meter accuracy: The meter supplied by the Cooperative under this tariff shall be accurate
to within ± 5% when registering in reverse, that is, during those times when Ecust is greater
than Ecoop. The meter must retain the ability to register consumption (Ecoop greater than E
cust) within the accuracy tolerances as specified in the applicable sections of the Annotated
Code of Maryland and the Code of Maryland Regulations.

7. Interruption of Reduction of Deliveries

a) Cooperative shall not be obligated to accept, and may require Customer-generator to


interrupt or reduce deliveries of as-available energy: (a) when necessary in order to
construct, install, maintain, repair, replace, remove, investigate, or inspect any of its
equipment or part of its system; or (b) if it determines that curtailment, interruption, or
reduction is necessary because of emergencies, forced outages, force majeure, or
compliance with prudent electrical practices.

b) Whenever possible and practical, the Cooperative shall give Customer-generator


reasonable notice of the possibility that interruption or reduction of deliveries may be
required.

c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if at any time the Cooperative
determines that either (a) the Customer-generator electric generating system may
endanger Cooperative personnel, or (b) the continued operation of the electric
generating system may endanger the integrity of Cooperative’s electric system, the
Cooperative shall have the right to disconnect Customer-generator’s service.
Customer-generator’s service shall remain disconnected until such time as the
Cooperative is satisfied that the conditions referenced in (a) or (b) of this section have
been corrected. The Customer-generator may seek review of any decision made under
this section by the Engineering Division of the Public Service Commission, or the
Commission’s designee for such matters.

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8. Interconnection

a) Customer-generator shall deliver the as-available energy to the Cooperative at the


utility’s meter.

b) Customer-generator shall pay for designing, installing, operating and maintaining the
electric generating system in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and
shall meet all applicable safety and performance standards established by the National
Electric Code, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Underwriters
Laboratories.

c) The Cooperative shall provide a watt-hour meter capable of measuring the flow of
electricity in both directions.

d) Customer-generator shall not commence parallel operation of the electric generating


system until written approval of the interconnection facilities has been given by the
Cooperative. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. The Cooperative
shall have the right to have representatives present at the initial testing of Customer-
generator’s protective apparatus.

e) The Customer-generator may not use the electric generating system to generate
electric energy for another party or electric Customer of the Cooperative, or for use at
any location other than service at the installed location. The Customer-generator may
not install any equipment, connection, wires, or cable to distribute electric energy to
another party or to any location external to the Customer-generator’s residence.

9. Maintenance and Permits

a) Customer-generator shall: (a) maintain the electric generating system and


interconnection facilities in a safe and prudent manner and in conformance with all
applicable laws and regulations, and (b) obtain any governmental authorizations and
permits required for the construction and operation of the electric generating system
and interconnection facilities. Customer-generator shall reimburse Cooperative for
any and all losses, damages, claims, penalties, or liability the Cooperative incurs as a
result of Customer-generator’s failure to obtain or maintain any governmental
authorizations and permits required for construction and operation of Customer-
generator’s electric generating system.

b) Customer-generator shall be solely responsible for all expenses of owning and


operating the electric generating system, including maintenance of the facility, any
necessary or appropriate repairs, property and other taxes, and all other related costs of
the electric generating system.

10. Damages

a) Customer-generator agrees to defend, pay on behalf of and hold harmless SMECO and
its directors, officers, agents and employees from all claims of whatsoever nature or
kind arising out of or as a result of any act or failure to act by Customer-generator, his
employees, agents, or subcontractors in connection with the performance of the work
to be performed pursuant to this agreement by Customer-generator, his employees,
agents, and subcontractors. Customer-generator agrees to defend and pay all costs in
defending these claims including attorney fees.

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b) Customer-generator has the sole responsibility for the safety, operability and electrical
protection of the electric generating system irrespective of the condition of the
Cooperative property, except to the extent that any such problems are caused by the
Cooperative’s property. The Cooperative is not responsible for the safety, operability,
or electrical protection of the electric generating system and is absolved from any
liability for damages or harm to the electric generating system, Customer-generator,
his family, guests, Customer-generator’s property, the public or any personal or public
property due to operation of the electric generating system. Customer-generator is
responsible for any damages to the Cooperative’s service connections, meters, or
distribution system due to operation of the electric generating system.

11. Access to Premises: The Cooperative may enter Customer-generator’s premises: (a) to
inspect, at all reasonable hours, Customer-generator’s protective devices and read or
test meter; and (b) to disconnect, without notice, the interconnection facilities if, in the
Cooperative’s opinion a hazardous condition exits and such immediate action is
necessary to protect persons, or the Cooperative’s facilities, or property of others from
damage or interference caused by Customer-generator’s electric generating system, or
lack of properly operating protective device.

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OPTIONAL METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT–RIDER OMCE Sheet 131

RIDER OMCE
OPTIONAL METER CONNECTION EQUIPMENT RIDER

APPLICABILITY

This rider is applicable to Service Classifications R, GS-ND, GS-D, and LP.

OPTIONAL SERVICE OFFERED: Portable Generator Connection Unit-Pilot


Program

The Cooperative will provide for up to 400 Customers a Portable Generator Connection
Unit (“Connection Unit”) as a means for the Customer to temporarily deploy a portable
electricity generator as the sole source of electrical power at the service location.

The Connection Unit is installed by SMECO between the electric meter and meter
socket. When the Customer plugs a portable generator into the Connection Unit, it
operates to automatically disconnect the Customer’s service location from SMECO’s
supply service and prohibits power flow between SMECO’s distribution system and the
Customer’s portable generator (and vice versa). The Connection Unit then provides the
portable generator with a connection into the service location’s supply circuit for the
purpose of operating selected loads.

SMECO reserves the right to cease providing Connection Units under this pilot
program at any time, or to suspend the pilot program at any time.

This service is subject to the provisions listed below.

A. Equipment Requirements

1. This service is a meter enhancement available to residential or


commercial Customers served under Schedules R, GS-ND, GS-D, or LP
who have a 120/240 volt, single phase, three wire class of service self-
contained, socket-based meter.

2. Installation of the Connection Unit between the meter socket and meter
must not adversely affect full functionality of the meter socket. The
Cooperative may charge the Customer to replace the meter socket or
other existing service equipment if such replacement is needed solely to
accommodate installation of the Connection Unit.

3. The meter socket must be mounted outdoors in compliance with


SMECO published specifications regarding height (above grade),
stability of installation, and clearance from obstructions.

4. The Customer’s portable generator must have a rating of not less than
4,400 watts or more than 7,200 continuous watts. The maximum rated
capacity of the generator load through the Connection Unit may not
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exceed 7.2 kW continuous. All power generated must be delivered


through a single power take-off. The generator’s specified operating
voltage must be 120/240 volt, single phase.

5. The Customer is responsible for acquiring a properly constructed


electrical connection cord (a cord that plugs into the generator at one end
and into the Connection Unit at the other) as specified by the
manufacturer of the Connection Unit. The cord must conform to the
applicable portions of the latest editions of the National Electrical Safety
Code (NESC) and the National Electric Code (NEC), as appropriate.
The cord may be purchased from SMECO for a cost-based fee.

B. Connection Unit Service Terms

1. The Cooperative will be responsible for the procurement and installation of


the Connection Unit. The Cooperative does not make any representation,
warranty, or covenant of any kind or nature expressed or implied with respect
to the condition, quality, durability, suitability, or use of the Connection Unit.
The Cooperative disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness
for any particular purpose.

2. The Customer’s generator connected to the Connection Unit must be operated


outdoors and must be properly serviced and maintained by the Customer at the
Customer’s expense as directed by the equipment owner’s manual.

3. Billing for Connection Unit Service shall be on a monthly basis or, at the
discretion of the Cooperative, a quarterly basis.

4.a. For Customers billed on a monthly basis, late payment charges shall be
assessed in accordance with the Late Payment Charges provisions of
SMECO’s Retail Electric Service Tariff.

b. For Customers billed on a quarterly basis, late payment charges shall be


assessed as follows. If the Customer fails to make a bill payment within 20
days of the bill rendition, a late payment charge of 1.5 percent will be added
to the net amount exclusive of applicable taxes. At the end of the first
nominal billing interval after a missed payment, an additional charge of 3.5
percent will be added to any portion of the original amount that remains
unpaid. The total of the late payment charges shall not exceed 5 percent of the
original unpaid amount.

5. Any Customer whose bill is unpaid 30 days after rendition will be notified
in writing that the Connection Unit Service is subject to disconnection. If
the bill remains unpaid 30 days after the date of such notice, the
Connection Unit shall be removed and Connection Unit Service shall be
terminated. For any Customer whose electric service from the
Cooperative has been disconnected for over 30 days, the Connection
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Unit device shall be subject to removal and Connection Unit Service shall
be terminated. The Cooperative shall apply payments received from
Customers to unpaid balances for electric service before applying them to
Connection Unit Service charges.

6. The Connection Unit shall remain the property of SMECO at all times. At no
time does the Cooperative approve any subletting, assignment, or removal of
the product. The Customer shall not remove or attempt to disable the
Connection Unit.

7. The Customer shall contact the Cooperative should problems occur with or be
attributed to the Connection Unit. If the Cooperative determines, upon a
thorough inspection of the device, that the Connection Unit is functioning
properly, the Cooperative will bill the Customer for its reasonable expenses in
providing this determination.

C. Connection Unit Service Rates – New Installations

For Customers electing to receive Connection Unit Service on or after the


effective date of this Rider, the following terms and conditions shall apply.

Service is available for a monthly rental fee of $9.95 plus sales tax or, at the
Cooperative’s discretion, for a quarterly rental fee of $29.85 plus sales tax.
The Customer or the Cooperative may terminate Connection Unit Service at any
time. If, however, when Connection Unit Service is terminated, the device is
found to be damaged or inoperable due to misuse, improper treatment, or from
actions carried out by parties other than SMECO employees performing job-
related duties, then the Customer shall be liable for the repair cost or the
unamortized balance of the cost of the device, whichever is less.

During the term of Connection Unit Service, SMECO will repair or replace any
Connection Unit that becomes damaged or inoperable through normal use at no
charge to the Customer. If the Connection Unit is damaged or fails due to
misuse, improper treatment, or from being accessed by parties other than
SMECO employees performing job-related duties, SMECO will repair or
replace it only upon receiving the Customer’s payment of costs incurred by
SMECO for the repair or replacement.

The Cooperative may change the monthly rental fee periodically upon approval
by the Maryland Public Service Commission. SMECO shall provide Customers
with written notice of any rental fee change.

D. Connection Unit Service Rates – Pre-tariff Installations

Customers who executed a Service Agreement with SMECO prior to the


effective date of this Rider will pay the Monthly Payment Option or One-Time
Payment Option as explained herein.

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Section D is closed to new installations.


Down Payment and Monthly Rental Fee Option

The Customer agrees to pay the Cooperative $520 plus sales tax upon initiation
of service and either $5 per month plus sales tax thereafter or, at the
Cooperative’s discretion, $15 per quarter plus sales tax thereafter, until
termination of the Service Agreement. The Customer may choose to make an
initial lump-sum payment of $520 plus sales tax, or pay $130 plus sales tax
initially and $130 plus sales tax monthly for the first three months after
commencement of service.

The Customer may terminate participation at any time within 30 days of


Connection Unit installation and receive a full refund. If, however, when a
Customer terminates within 30 days of Connection Unit installation, the device
is found to be damaged or inoperable due to misuse, improper treatment, or
from actions carried out by parties other than SMECO employees performing
job-related duties, then the Customer shall be liable for the total cost of the
device. The Customer may terminate participation for any reason within 12
months of installation of the Connection Unit and receive a refund of $200,
without further obligation, if all charges (including monthly fees) have been
paid. If all payments have not been received by SMECO, the Customer will be
charged or credited for the balance owed or overpaid.

The Cooperative may change the monthly rental fee periodically upon approval
by the Maryland Public Service Commission. SMECO shall provide Customers
with written notice of any rental fee change.

One-Time Payment Option

The Customer agrees to pay a one-time fee of $760 plus sales tax with no
further payments required. SMECO will install the Connection Unit once
payment has been received. If the Connection Unit is damaged or fails through
normal use during the first four years following its installation, SMECO will
repair or replace it at no charge. If the Connection Unit is damaged or fails due
to misuse, improper treatment, or from actions carried out by parties other than
SMECO employees performing job-related duties, SMECO will repair or
replace it only upon receiving the Customer’s payment of costs incurred by
SMECO for the repair or replacement. After four years, SMECO will repair or
replace the Connection Unit at the Customer’s expense.

A Customer who terminates the Service Agreement for any reason within 30 days after
installation of the Connection Unit will receive a full refund. If, however, when a
Customer terminates within 30 days of Connection Unit installation, the device is found
to be damaged or inoperable due to misuse, improper treatment, or from actions carried
out by parties other than SMECO employees performing job-related duties, then the
Customer shall be liable for the total cost of the device. A Customer who terminates the
Service Agreement for any reason within 12 months of installation of the Connection

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Unit will receive a refund of $200, without further obligation, if all charges (including
monthly fees) have been paid. If all payments have not been received by SMECO, the
Customer will be charged or credited for the balance owed or overpaid.

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RIDER RGGI

RESIDENTIAL RGGI RATE CREDIT

APPLICABILITY

This credit is applicable to all active customers on SMECO’s Residential rate schedule
(Schedule R).

CREDIT DETERMINATION

For any month that the Commission has established a flat rate per residential customer credit
to be applied to customers’ bills as a line item entitled “RGGI Rate Credit,” that credit will be
included on the customer’s bill.

PURPOSE

The Maryland Strategic Energy Investment Fund (“Fund”) receives auction revenues from the
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (“RGGI”) to provide funds to Maryland for state energy
efficiency and clean energy programs. Twenty-three percent of the monies in the Fund are
allocated to provide rate relief by offsetting electricity rates of residential customers. The
Commission has determined in Order 82614, dated April 20 2009, that subsequent to each
RGGI auction, it will establish a flat rate per residential customer credit based on the monies
available from the auction and the number of active Residential customers in the State. That
credit will then be included on the Residential customer bills of each electric utility in
accordance with the methodology set out in Order 82614.

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RIDER SGIS
SMALL GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION STANDARDS

APPLICABILITY
This rider is applicable to Service Classifications R, GS-ND, GS-D, and LP Customers within
SMECO’s service territory seeking to interconnect energy generation resources to the electric
distribution system.

In accordance with COMAR 20.50.09: Small Generator Interconnection Standards, the


Company has established protocols for the communication, metering, and interconnection
with Customers who are seeking to install a generation resource. This protocol will ensure the
proper engineering and compliance with local, regional, and national codes.

COST

The Customer will be charged in accordance with interconnection levels as determined by


COMAR 20.50.09. The following application fees apply:

Level 1 – No charge: (10 kW and less, invertor based)


Level 2 - $50 plus $1 per kW of rated generating facility output ≤ 2 MW;
Level 3 - $100 plus $2 per kW of rated generating facility output ≤ 10 MW, no export; and
Level 4 - $100 plus $2 per kW of rated generating facility output ≤ 10 MW, export.

APPROVAL

After receiving a standard small generator interconnection agreement from SMECO, the
Customer will have the generation equipment installed and inspected by the local
municipality. Upon receiving a certification of inspection from the municipality, the
Customer will submit a certificate of completion to SMECO. The company will then install
the necessary meter equipment on the premise.

The Company shall maintain a database to track the installation of new generation resources
within the service territory and will submit reports to the Commission in accordance with
COMAR 20.50.09.

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RIDER USP
UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM RECOVERY RIDER
APPLICABILITY
This rider is applicable to Service Classifications R, GS-ND, GS-D, LP, and T. The charges herein are
to recover costs of universal service programs required by the Maryland Electric Customer Choice and
Competition Act of 1999, including bill assistance, low-income weatherization and the retirement or
arrearages that were included prior to July 1, 2000. The charges are as follows:
SERVICE CLASSIFICATION CHARGE
R $0.37 per Month per Residential Customer

GS-ND, GS-D, LP, and T The monthly USP charge per customer is stated
below* and is determined based on the
Customer’s prior year annual
distribution revenue in accordance with
the Commission orders**.
* Monthly Universal Service Charge for General Service Non-Demand, General Service Demand, Large Power,
Transmission, and Special Contract Customers

Customer’s Annual Distribution Revenue for prior Monthly Universal Service Program Charge
Year**
Under $175 $0.37
$175-1,299 $2.72
$1,300-2,599 $9.07

$2,600-6,499 $18.14
$6,500-12,999 $36.28

$13,000-25,999 $54.42
$26,000-51,999 $72.56
$52,000-77,999 $136.05
$78,000-103,999 $181.40
$104,000-129,999 $272.10
$130,000-181,999 $408.15

$182,000-233,999 $544.20
$234,000-259,999 $816.30

$260,000-519,999 $1,088.40

$520,000-779,999 $1,451.20

$780,000-1,039,999 $1,814.00
$1,040,000-1,299,999 $2,176.80

$1,300,000-1,559,999 $2,539.60
$1,560,000-1,819,999 $2,902.40

$1,820,000-2,079,999 $3,174.50

$2,080,000-2,339,999 $3,446.60

$2,340,000-2,599,999 $3,628.00
$2,600,000-3,249,999 $3,809.33
Over $3,250,000 $4,081.50

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** During the first quarter of each calendar year, the annual distribution revenue for the prior year will
be determined for each GS-ND, GS-D, LP, and T customer, and each customer will be re-positioned
into the appropriate EUSP tier above beginning at that time and continuing until customers are re-
positioned in the first quarter of the following year. For any customer that does not have a full
calendar year of distribution billing for the prior year, SMECO will make an estimate to use for
positioning that customer in the proper EUSP tier above. Distribution revenue includes the
distribution energy and demand charges, the Facilities Charge, the CTC charge, and the Public Service
Company Franchise Tax.

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Effective: January 5, 2011