Where NAEC equipment ends and member-owned equipment begins
When storms hit, North Alabama Electric Cooperative is responsible for repairing any damage to its equipment while members are responsible for fixing their own. But how can you tell member-owned equipment from the cooperative’s? This illustration shows which equipment connected to your home is your responsibility and which parts are owned by the cooperative. If member-owned equipment needs repairs, members should hire a licensed electrician to make them.
- Co-op owned equipment — Power distribution lines, transformer, power pole, padmounted transformer, overhead service line, and meter.
- Member-owned equipment — Weatherhead, service mast, service mast guy, service panel, meter socket, meter socket and jaws, underground service line, and tree trimming (trimming trees around service line is the member’s responsibility).