No electric utility shall extend service beyond its service area to customers who require a connected load less than 2,000 kilowatts. Extension of service outside of a utility's service area shall in all cases be governed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 216B.39 to 216B.42, 216B.43, and 216B.44.
Extension of any electric service outside of a utility's service area, but which does not extend into another utility's service area, shall be as directed by the commission.
Each utility shall file a plan in its tariff application for the installation of extensions to main and service lines where such facilities are in excess of those included in the regular rates for service and for which the customer shall be required to pay all or part of the costs.
October 9, 2008