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Facility Connection RequirementsMay 1, 2005

EPA – Environmental Protective Agency

ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers

NFPA – National Fire Protective Association

NRMCA – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

CRSI – Concrete SI – Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

ICEA – Insulated Cable Engineers Association

The facility designs shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Final design of facility connections to the FPL-NED transmission system will be subject to FPL-NED review and approval on a case-by-case basis.

I. A.  Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the facility owner to provide all devices necessary to protect the customer’s equipment from damage by abnormal conditions and operations that might occur on the interconnected power system. The facility owner shall protect its generator and associated equipment from overvoltage, undervoltage, overload, short circuits (including ground fault conditions), open circuits, phase unbalance, phase reversal, surges from switching and lightning, over and under frequency conditions, and other injurious electrical conditions that may arise on the interconnected system.  

It is the responsibility of the facility owner to provide for the orderly re-energization and synchronizing of their high voltage equipment to other parts of the electric system.   Appropriate operating procedures and equipment designs are needed to guard against out of synch closure or uncontrolled energization.  Each owner is responsible to know and follow all applicable regulations, industry guidelines, safety requirements, and accepted practice for the design, operation and maintenance of the facility.  

I. B.  Site Access

There are situations where some equipment that is owned by FPL-NED is located within the Customer’s facility.  This is often required for data acquisition or metering.  Site access is to be provided to FPL-NED employees or its other representatives where FPL-NED equipment is located within the Customer’s facility.

Interconnecting facilities shall be made available for on-site inspection for the purpose of demonstrating conformance to the requirements set forth in this document.  Request for inspection will be provided in writing at least 14 days in advance.

I. C.  Safety

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