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WAC 480-100-108

Application for service.

(1) When an applicant orders service from an electric utility, the applicant will be responsible for conforming to the rules and regulations that are in effect and on file with the commission.
(2) The utility may require the following information when an applicant applies for service:
(a) The applicant's name, address, and telephone number, and an alternative contact telephone number, if applicable, of the responsible party at the service premises;
(b) The date the service is requested to be effective;
(c) The type of service requested, such as residential or commercial service, and the type of equipment to be served at the service premises;
(d) Proof of identification. The utility must allow the applicant to choose from a list, provided by the utility, of at least five sources of identification. The list must include a current driver's license or other picture identification; and
(e) Any additional information the utility may reasonably require for billing or service.
(3) The utility must offer, if available, a service-order tracking number so the customer can easily identify the service request in subsequent interactions with the utility.
(4) The utility must provide the following service dates to the applicant:
(a) For service at a location where utility service facilities exist and will not have to be modified in any way to serve the applicant, the utility must provide a service date at the time of application. If the utility becomes aware that the service date cannot be met, it must notify the applicant on or prior to the service date;
(b) For service at a location where utility service facilities do not exist or require modification, the utility will provide the following service dates:
(i) Upon request by the applicant, prior to signing a service agreement, the utility must provide a range of dates by which service can be made available;
(ii) Upon signing a service agreement with the applicant, the utility must provide a date by which service will be made available. If the utility becomes aware that the service date cannot be met, it must notify the applicant on or prior to the service date.
(5) A customer may not resell electricity unless specifically authorized in the utility's tariff.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. WSR 01-11-004 (Docket No. UE-990473, General Order No. R-482), ยง 480-100-108, filed 5/3/01, effective 6/3/01.]
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