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Subject 515-11-1 TERRITORIAL ELECTRIC ASSIGNMENTS

Rule 515-11-1-.01 General

Where words used herein are the same as words used in the Act, the meanings shall be as defined in the Act.

Rule 515-11-1-.02 Applications

(1) Each application to the Commission for assignment or declaration of unassignment shall treat such portions of a single county as to which the electric supplier or suppliers making the application may have a service interest, but in no event shall a single application treat more than one county. Joint applications by all affected suppliers who have reached agreement on assignment of areas in a give n county are encouraged.
(2) Each application shall be in writing, shall identify the supplier or suppliers making the application, shall concisely state the reasons for the requested assignment or unassignment, and shall be accompanied by the maps as described below.

Rule 515-11-1-.03 Maps

At least two maps of each county will accompany each application: A map showing the location of all electric suppliers' lines located outside existing municipal limits as of the date of preparation of the map, which shall be no earlier than the effective date of the Act and no later than the date of application (line maps), and a map showing geographic areas of assignment or unassignment requested outside of existing municipal limits; provided, such maps shall not be required, unless immediately available, for applications as to any area which is the subject of a notice of annexation given pursuant to subsection 7(b)(4) of the Act. Additional maps or verbal descriptions of areas may be filed as necessary. Line map identifications and marker specifications, supplier code identifications, and area map identifications shall be those shown on Exhibits "A","B", and "C" respectively.* *These Exhibits appear following Rule 515-11-1-.08.

Rule 515-11-1-.04 Specific Procedure-Line Maps

(1) The base maps shall be a reproduction of the Georgia Department of Transportation county maps, with all planimetric map information subdued with a 60%-133 point line screen, on a scale of one inch to one mile.
(2) Since Georgia Power Company (the mapping entity) utilizes maps similar to those described in the conduct of its business and since it has a fully equipped and competent mapping section, the mapping entity will:
(a) Be responsible for securing, duplicating and furnishing to each electric supplier requested reproductions of the above described base maps necessary to cover its service area for the purpose of entering the location of its lines from records or field check data.
(b) Transfer the line locations furnished by electric suppliers, including its own, to master maps printed on mylar. The lines of various power suppliers shall be identified as shown on the attached legend.
(c) Furnish the electric suppliers a black line print of each master mylar map upon transfer of all line locations to the said map for verification by the electric suppliers that the information shown is a true and correct representation of the line locations of the electric suppliers. Upon verification, the master mylar map will be presented to the electric suppliers for signature certification that the information is correct. A film sepia copy of the certified master mylar map will be filed with the Commission forthwith.
(d) Furnish an electric supplier upon request any specified reproduction of the maps of its service area at a cost to the electric supplier for reproduction expenses only.
(3) Every electric supplier, and the mapping entity, shall exchange such mapping data and provide such maps on an expeditious schedule, and the Commission may enforce this requirement by appropriate order upon complaint or on its own motion.

Rule 515-11-1-.05 Specific Procedure-Area Maps*

(1) The mapping entity will retain the original mylar line maps prepared as described in 515-11-1-.04 hereof and will furnish each electric supplier operating in each county requested reproductions of all line maps as may be necessary to cover its service area. The completed line maps will be used by the electric suppliers as the basis for applications to the Commission for assignment or declaration of unassignment.
(2) In the event that negotiations between electric suppliers in each county result in agreement on assignment or unassignment of areas as the basis for joint application to the Commission, a copy of the line map showing territorial boundaries agreed upon will be furnished to the mapping entity, who will transfer the boundaries to a duplicate of the original mylar line map. A copy of the completed area map will be furnished to each concerned electric supplier who participated in the negotiations affecting said map for verification that the information shown thereon is a true and correct representation of the results of the negotiations. Upon verification that the map is correct, the original mylar map will be presented to all concerned electric suppliers for signature certification that the information shown is correct. Upon certification by all concerned electric suppliers that the information shown on each map is correct, the concerned electric suppliers will join in an application to the Georgia Public Service Commission requesting assignment of service areas as shown on the original mylar map to be made a part of the application.

Rule 515-11-1-.06 Service and Notice of Application-Notice of Hearing

(1) The electric supplier or suppliers making application for assignment or declaration of unassignment shall personally or by certified mail serve a copy of the application and all accompanying documents upon the chief executive offices of all other electric suppliers owning lines within the affected county and of all electric suppliers owning lines in each adjoining county who have lawful authority to render service in the county as to which the application pertains. Certification to this effect shall accompany each application upon its filing. Notice of the filing of each such application shall be caused by the supplier or the suppliers making the application to be published in the official county newspaper of the affected county at least twice in the three-week period immediately following filing of the application.
(2) Notice of hearings by the Commission upon any application shall be served upon all such affected suppliers in the manner specified above and shall be published in the relevant county newspaper as specified.

Rule 515-11-1-.07 Intervention

"Any electric supplier or any retail consumer in the area treated by the application may intervene in these proceedings in the same manner as otherwise provided in these Rules for contested cases."

Rule 515-11-1-.08 Agreements on Negotiations

In view of the Commission's encouragement of joint applications by affected suppliers, the Commission will entertain and approve reasonable agreements between suppliers relating to negotiation procedures which it finds to be in the public interest. The Commission finds the following draft agreement on negotiation procedures to be reasonable and in the public interest and, by promulgation of this Rule, approves the form without necessity of further approval:

(a) "THIS AGREEMENT, entered into this _______ day of ___________________________, _________, by and between the undersigned electric suppliers rendering retail electric service within the State of Georgia:
(b) "WHEREAS, the Georgia Public Service Commission, pursuant to a Rule promulgated under the terms of the 1973 Territorial Electric Service Act (the Act), has encouraged joint applications for assignment or declaration of unassignment of territory as being in the public interest; and
(c) "WHEREAS, the electric suppliers being signatories hereto deem it necessary to establish procedures for the conduct of negotiations for assignment or unassignment of territory which will in turn be the basis for joint applications to the Commission;
(d) "NOW THEREFORE, the undersigned electric suppliers agree as follows:
1. "No electric supplier will apply to the Georgia Public Service Commission for the assignment or unassignment of any area until such supplier has negotiated with all the other nearby suppliers who might be expected also to apply for such area or any portion thereof and who desires to negotiate. The negotiations will be conducted with the view to achieving, if possible, agreement between suppliers as to the area that each should be assigned and the area that should, under the Act, be designated "Unassigned Area--B".
2. "In order that no supplier should have to make a decision as to whether any other supplier could reasonably be expected to claim the area in question, it is assumed that all other electric suppliers owning lines in the county in which the area lies and all electric suppliers owning lines in all counties adjoining such county, who otherwise have lawful authority to render service in the county as to which the application pertains, might desire to claim the area or portion thereof. Therefore, no supplier will apply for the assignment of any area until it has negotiated with all such affected electric suppliers.
3. "Any supplier desiring to negotiate with respect to a particular area with another supplier who is entitled to negotiate will give written notice of its desire to begin negotiations. No such notice shall be given until the completion and filing with the Commission of the mylar maps showing the lines of all suppliers in each county in which such area lies. Such notice shall be by certified mail with return receipt requested and shall indicate all suppliers to whom said notice is being sent. The recipient shall within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of such notice advise the supplier who sent the notice whether it desires to assert any claim with respect to any portion of the area referred to in the notice. The failure of the recipient to reply within such twenty-one day period shall be deemed a waiver by such supplier of its right under this Agreement to negotiate for area assignment within the area described in the notice. A mutually agreeable date shall be set for the commencement of negotiations, which date shall not be later than thirty (30) days after the sending of the notice if such area is solely Unassigned Area-B nor later than sixty (60) days after the sending of the notice in all other instances. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, as to areas for which notice of annexation has been give n pursuant to subsection 7(b)(4) of the Act, notice of desire to negotiate may be given immediately and negotiations commenced immediately.
4. "When suppliers, in negotiation, have agreed upon the allocation of areas, they will jointly apply to the Commission requesting that the Commission approve such agreement after hearing and enter an order assigning to the respective suppliers the area agreed upon and designating as unassigned areas that the suppliers have agreed should be so designated.
5. "Negotiating suppliers will make a diligent effort to reach agreement on the allocation of areas before independently applying to the Commission for the assignment or declaration of unassignment thereof, and in any event, no supplier shall apply to the Commission for the assignment or declaration of unassignment of any areas sooner than one hundred eighty (180) days after the date notice was sent to the last of the other suppliers entitled to negotiate; provided, a supplier may apply for an assignment of any area which is solely Unassigned Area-B at any time following thirty (30) days after the sending of such notice; and, provided further, no waiting period shall be required as to any area which is the subject of a notice of annexation given pursuant to subsection 7(b)(4) of the Act.
6. "To the extent colors are used in negotiations, they shall be as described in Exhibit "D" attached hereto.
7. "A copy of this Agreement will be forwarded to the Georgia Public Service Commission and, although the form of this Agreement has been approved by Rule of the Georgia Public Service Commission, it is understood that all phases of this Agreement are subject to such modification or change as may be necessary or desirable to conform to the requirements of the Georgia Public Service Commission with respect to the matters agreed upon."

EXHIBITS "A," "B," "C," AND "D" FOLLOW:

Exhibit (515-11-1) A

LINE MAP IDENTIFICATION

FOR

GEORGIA ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS LINES (MASTER LINE MAP)

MUNICIPALITIES --·--·-- CP --·--·--·-- BLACK

EMC ------- - 37 ------ ----- BLACK

PRIVATE UTILITY --- -- G -- ------ S - - - - BLACK

--------- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- ------ -----

-- MARKER SPECIFICATIONS --

PEN 8 SIZE: - #2 RAPIDOGRAPH

COLOR: - BLACK

LINE WIDTH: - AT 1"=1 MILE SCALE=APPROX. 60'

AT 1"=1000' SCALE=APPROX. 12'

AT 1"=660' SCALE=APPROX. 8'

--------- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- ------ -----

WHERE NECESSARY, LINES OF ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS SHALL DE IDENTIFIED BY NUMBER OR LETTER FROM THE ATTACHED LEGEND ON EXHIBIT "B" AND AS ILLUSTRATED ON THE ABOVE EXAMPLES.

Exhibit (515-11-1) B

NUMBER AND LETTER IDENTIFICATION FOR LINES FOR GEORGIA ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS (MASTER LINE MAP)

EMC's

7 North Georgia 45 Sumter 75 Lamar 92 Okefenoke

8 The Rayle 51 Snapping Shoals 77 Sawnee 94 Tri-County

17 Planters 58 Central Georgia 78 Habersham 95 Slash Pine

20 Troup 65 Irwin Co. 81 Blue Ridge 96 Amicalola

22 Colquitt Co . 66 Flint 83 Jackson 97 Middle Georgia

31 Upson Co. 67 The Satilla 84 Cobb Co. 98 Pataula

34 Carroll 68 Grady Co. 86 Three Notch 99 Coastal

35 Walton 69 Washington Co . 87 Canoochee 103 Coweta-Fayette

37 Douglas Co. 70 Mitchell Co. 88 Little Ocmulgee 108 Tri-State

39 Hart 73 0cmulgee 90 Excelsior NC 1O Heywood (N. Car.)

42 Altamaha 74 Jefferson Co . 91 The Oconee

MUNICIPALS

EP East Point

CP College Park

Where necessary, other municipalities with lines extending outside their corporate limits will be identified with the appropriate letters.

POWER COMPANIES

G Georgia Power Company

S Savannah Electric and Power Corp.

Number or letter identifiers will be at a 140 wrico size with a #6 wrico pen; example (37).

The identifiers will be placed in the line symbol only where lines of other suppliers are in close proximity.

Exhibit (515-11-1) C


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Exhibit (515-11-1) D


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