Protective Lighting

Availability

Protective outdoor lighting is available under this rate to any customer where the necessary fixtures can be supported directly from existing poles and where service can be supplied directly from existing secondary voltage circuits. Where necessary, fixtures that cannot be supported from an existing pole, a wood pole may be furnished in accordance with pole charges listed in this rate.

Terms

Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations (SELCO) will furnish, install, maintain, and supply power as required to operate protective lighting from dusk to dawn. The customer requesting protective lighting service under this rate agrees to maintain the service for a minimum of three years.

Rates

Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations (SELCO) will furnish, install, maintain, and supply power as required to operate protective lighting from dusk to dawn. The customer requesting protective lighting service under this rate agrees to maintain the service for a minimum of three years.

In all cases, the pole to be set shall be no further than 150' from an existing pole, in a public or private way, used for the purpose of supporting conductors to provide electric service. "Easement" or "Right of Entry" releases for the pole and conductors on private property shall be furnished by the customer at no cost to SELCO.

 

Current protective light customers using sodium-vapor or mercury-vapor type lights (installations prior to 2022) can remain on their current rates until light failure or request to switch to LEDs.  No further installation of these types will be made. In the event of equipment failure, replacements will be made based upon the current LED rates.  At the customer’s request, SELCO will install comparable equipment and revise charges based upon the LED rates. All fixtures at the customer’s address will be replaced with LED fixtures, regardless of if they have reached failure. The installation charges are waived. SELCO will no longer make underground installations, the customer is solely responsible.

Time of Operation

"Protective Outdoor Lighting" will be lit every evening from approximately one half hour after sunset until approximately one half hour before sunrise. Approximately 4380 Annual Hours of Operation. Damaged lamps will be replaced by SELCO on notification by the customer. No reduction in billing will be allowed for lamp outages.

Billing

Billing will commence in the next month after the installation of protective lighting and will be an itemized addition to the customer's electric bill.

Pole Attachments

Per SELCO approval, certain equipment such as pole-mounted Electric Vehicle chargers may be attached to those poles that were specifically installed for the customer's protective light. The customer shall be responsible for the installation including all required permits.

Excessive Damage

Excessive damage, due to wanton or malicious acts and accidents, shall be charged to the customer at the actual cost of labor and material required to repair or replace the unit. Excessive damage is defined as a pole, lamp, fixture or conductors being broken or damaged more than once a year. Customers will be notified of excessive damage situations prior to repairs and billing.

 

Pre-2022 Protective Lighting Rates