GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF SERVICE:
An easement is required for all ICLP supplied facilities. Easements must be signed by those legally authorized to do so and acceptable by Idaho County or Lewis County Clerk and Recorder. This document is required prior to installation of ICLP facilities. Lots and/or easement boundaries needed for determination of the route must be provided prior to field staking. Click here for our Blank Easement Form.
ELECTRICAL and SEPTIC PERMIT:
Electrical and Septic Permits, as required by the State, are required prior to release of a work order for construction.
For electrical permits, call 1-800-955-3044 or visit dbs.idaho.gov/permits/
For septic permits please contact 208-983-2842 in Idaho county and 208-935-2124 in Lewis County.
A signed membership is required for each person or entity that requests service from ICLP.
The customer is required to provide a means of disconnect on the exterior of the building, or at the meter base if it is not attached to the building. The correct disconnecting means will be installed in accordance with the State of Idaho Electrical Code requirements.
At ICLP’s request, the customer requesting three phase service may be asked to provide the correct meter base; to be determined by ICLP. The metering cabinet is to be mounted on the building or on a secure base.
Underground transformers must be located a minimum of ten feet from a building wall. A cleared area eight feet from all other sides of the transformer must be maintained for proper cooling, operation, and access for ICLP employees.
POWER QUALITY AND HARMONICS
ICLP agrees to maintain voltage at the metering point to within ANSI standards. The member must agree to limit total harmonic distortion generated from within its facilities to levels set by IEEE 519-1992 standards.
ICLP does not guarantee uninterrupted power. Members should consult with their electricians on protective equipment after the meter and on the member’s side. Loss of one or more phases is possible. If needed, protection against “single phasing” should be provided by the three phase customers.
EXCAVATION – You must also call 811 for underground locates before you dig.
Excavation for underground power lines and conduit will be completed by the member or their contractor and must be at least 42” in depth for primary, 24” in depth for secondary.
ICL&P must inspect the ditch and conduit before it is backfilled.
Locate tape provided by ICL&P must be put in the ditch 18 inches above the conduit.
There can be no more than (2) 90 degree sweeps in the conduit installation, but this will depend on length of run.
The size of the conduit will be determined by the length of service or subdivision. Generally, it will be 3-inch schedule 40 conduit for the primary cable to the transformer. Secondary conduit size will depend on size of service.
All conduit joints must be glued, and conduit sweeps must have a 36-inch minimum radius.
A pull string is required to be installed, and the ends capped to keep water out.
Grade stakes indicating final grade must be provided for placement of transformer and above ground equipment.