Any customer requiring electrical service on a temporary basis is required to
make a work request to Benton County Electric System

Typical temporary service is to carnivals, fairs, circuses, work trailers,
construction sites, etc. Any customer requesting temporary service must pay the Benton
County Board of Public Utilities the cost of installing and removing the necessary
facilities on a non-refundable basis. Payment of charges or authorized charges must be
paid before work is started. The energy used will be metered and billed in accordance
with the GPR rate schedule.

Installation by Electrical Contractor

Benton County Board of Public Utilities will connect the necessary facilities to a
temporary service installed by an electrical contractor. The contractor must install the
service adequately braced to withstand the pull of Benton County Board of Public
Utilities' conductors, install a meter socket and obtain an inspection approval from the
appropriate electrical inspector (Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance).

Restriction of Utilization

A temporary service MUST NOT be used to energize any portion of the wiring in
a permanent building, whether under construction or completed. Campers, recreational
vehicles or mobile homes will not be connected to temporary service boards unless
adequate provisions have been made by the electrical contractor and approved by the
electrical inspector.

Minimum Service Charge for Temporary Services

A $325.00 (Three hundred twenty-five dollar) minimum service charge for installing and removing temporary service.

Any additional charges beyond standard drops please refer to policies:

  • Policy 6, Metering
  • Policy 12, Service to Portable Buildings and Pole Services
  • Policy 13, Overhead Line Extensions
  • Policy 14, Underground Line Extensions

Adopted: 02-02-87
Revised: 03-25-03
Revised: 08-26-08

Revised: 09-22-15

Revised: 01-31-23

Country: United States