Electricity


Electricity Supply Bylaws
 

  • Only the municipality shall supply or contract for the supply of electricity within the jurisdiction of Ulundi.
  • Supplying of electricity can only occur by means of a supply agreement with the municipality.
  • Any person to whom a compliance notice is served must within the specified time period recorded in the notice comply with the provisions.
  • The application for supply must be made in writing by the respective consumer and must be made as early as possible prior to the supply being made.
  • The municipality may within the municipal area establish statutory servitudes in order that electricity may be supplied.
  • The Municipality, its employees, contractors or agents has the right of admittance to inspect, test and do maintenance work for its equipment and machinery used in the supply of electricity.
  • No person may refuse or fail to give information if they are requested to do so by an authorised official.
  • No person shall wilfully hinder, obstruct or interfere with a duly authorised official that is trying to gain access to equipment, machinery or premises that is connected with the electricity supply.
  • No consumer is to use electricity for any purpose other than the manner it has been permitted to use the electricity in terms of the supply agreement.
  • The municipality reserves the right to require the consumer to deposit money as security in payment of charges which are due or may become due to the Municipality.
  • The Municipality may charge interest on overdue electricity accounts.
  • Unless authorized by the Municipality no person may resell electricity.
  • If electricity is resold under written permission of the municipality it must not be sold at a price that is lower than the municipality.
  • The Municipality shall have the right to disconnect the supply of electricity to any person if the person that is liable to pay for electricity fails to make payment.
  • The Municipality shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of electricity disruption.
  • The Municipality does not undertake to attend to a failure of supply due to the fault of the electrical installation of the consumer.
  • In the event that the failure of supply is due to the fault of the consumer the Municipality shall have the right to charge the consumer for each restoration of supply which is connected to the fault of the consumer. Such charge to be determined in the tariff policy of council.
  • No person shall tamper or interfere with metering equipment other than the Municipality or its authorized agent.
  • No person shall construct or lay construction in a place that will have the effect of interfering with a supply line.
  • No person may excavate a place wherein the supply line is erected.
  • No person may make an unauthorized connection to a supply line.
  • No person may damage or endanger a supply line.
  • No person except the authorized municipal official may reconnect a supply line.
  • A municipality may ask the owner of a property to provide and maintain accommodation which shall constitute a substation.
  • No emergency standby equipment that has been utilized by the consumer may be used in the main supply.
  • In the event that there is a fault on the electrical installation that has the effect of endangering person/property then same shall be immediately switched off by the consumer.
  • In the event of a change of occupier the consumer must give the municipality two full days’ notice of his intention to discontinue with the supply.
  • A person taking over occupation
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