SDCEA Equipment Access Requirement

Sangre de Cristo Electric Association (SDCEA) requires that open access to the meter, meter loop, main circuit breaker, and associated equipment must be maintained at all times to allow the service to be disconnected at the emergency request of fire departments or other legal authorities.

Access must also be available for SDCEA personnel to permit servicing, meter reading, meter changes, main breaker replacement, and other such activities.

Crews generally try to make contact with property owners when they will be on site, but that is not always possible if the property owner is not on site, there is no cellphone service, or if the crew is responding to an outage or emergency situation. If a crew or technician from SDCEA or our contractors cannot access an easement or electric equipment on a property due to a locked gate code, it is possible that service to that site will be disconnected and the crew will move on to service or make repairs elsewhere on the system until a code is supplied to our office.

The full policy on access is Board Policy (No. C-15) and is available to members on our website for review.