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An electric utility microwave site hut. Regulatory hole?

An electric utility microwave site hut. Regulatory hole?

An electric utility microwave site hut. Regulatory hole?

(OP)
The NEC excludes equipment under the exclusive control of electric utilities used for communication.
The NESC speaks of overhead and underground communication line installation, but I fail to see mention of any installation requirement for the indoor equipment installation at a microwave site. Is there a standard covering this? Thanks.

RE: An electric utility microwave site hut. Regulatory hole?

How would that space be different than the space used for communications terminal equipment for fiber lines?

When one this sentence into the German to translate wanted, would one the fact exploit, that the word order and the punctuation already with the German conventions agree.

-- Douglas Hofstadter, Jan 1982

RE: An electric utility microwave site hut. Regulatory hole?

(OP)
David,

Some of the equipment will be the same or similar I believe. I don't believe NESC would cover any type of communication equipment outside of a substation.

RE: An electric utility microwave site hut. Regulatory hole?

Then what would apply at a fiber regen station in the middle of nowhere? I don't know a definitive answer, but I doubt that "microwave" matters.

When one this sentence into the German to translate wanted, would one the fact exploit, that the word order and the punctuation already with the German conventions agree.

-- Douglas Hofstadter, Jan 1982

RE: An electric utility microwave site hut. Regulatory hole?

(OP)
Okay, the question is expanded: What, if any, code applies to electric service to ground level communication facilities under the exclusive control of an electric utility on land owned or leased by that utility, and not part of an electric substation? Good engineering practice might be to look at codes not in scope for guidance, but is there one in scope?

RE: An electric utility microwave site hut. Regulatory hole?

Judging by telephone exchange buildings, I suggest that the building proper will be subject to all normal codes regardless of the intended use of the building.
Once the building is completed, the utility may install whatever they need to serve their needs.
This approach may not be documented in regulations but it will be a good 'Cover Your ASSets' approach.

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