Networking Requests


WUC members are allowed to ask questions related to work practices and materials to get feedback from other Utilities. This page will house those requests along with the responses of those that participated in the networking request.

Modesto Irrigation District Third party attachments for St Lights on Wood poles Silicon Valley Power is a municipal electric utility for the City of Santa Clara.  SVP owns, operates, and maintains the City of Santa Clara’s street lighting system.  The costs for the street lighting system are embedded in the energy rates billed to our customers.  No separate billing is made to CSC for the street lighting system. City of Shasta I know APPA has a Pole attachment workbook available that may offer some basis for a charge.  Since we are the City we do not charge to place lights on poles but we do charge for the energy used (estimate).  Thx,  -Trent In Palo Alto the poles are jointly owned by the City (Utilities Department) and AT&T.  The streetlights are owned by City Public Works Department (maintained by Utilities) so there is no attachment fee charged for the streetlights.  Utilities will charge an attachment fee for third party attachments, such as DAS antenna or fiber optic cables, if they choose to work with the City, in city owned pole space, as opposed to AT&T.  Third parties must sign a master license agreement with the City and are required to pay an attachment fee and for any associated energy costs.  Our attachment fee is set in our Utility Rate schedules and is to recover our costs, rather than a source of revenue, based on our interpretation of AB 1027. Anaheim Public Utilities owns and operates the street light system along City streets so attachments to utility wood poles is not an issue. AT IPC, we don’t allow customer street light on our poles. FYI and hope this helps you. Thanks. Tucson Electric Power Co. does not allow the municipalities to attach street lights to our poles.  The only lighting on TEP poles are dusk-to-dawn lights (sometimes referred to as area lighting) and those lights are owned by TEP and the customers requesting such lighting are charged a monthly flat rate.
 Southern Cal Edison SCE is conducting a survey to benchmark distribution capacitor unit design specifications, such as ratings, type tests, and production tests. Please provide as much detail as you are able to the below questions.
  • What is your most common capacitor bank configuration (grounded wye, ungrounded wye, delta)?
  • What are typical operating voltages, BIL ratings and bushing creepage distances of capacitors in use on your system?
  • Are your capacitor units required to adhere to IEEE 18-2002, IEEE 18-2012 or IEC 60871?
  • Do any of your required ratings (temperature, continuous overvoltage, etc…), type tests or production tests exceed the requirements set forth in the above standards?
  • Is a maximum voltage per mil stress level specified for your capacitors? If so, what is the maximum acceptable value?
  • Is a minimum/maximum film thickness specified? If so, what ranges of film thickness are acceptable?