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Date 1 (12) GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR THE CONNECTION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS TO ELECTRICITY NETWORKS AND THE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICITY TO SUCH INSTALLATIONS (business operations or other similar activities,

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Date 1 (12) GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR THE CONNECTION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS TO ELECTRICITY NETWORKS AND THE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICITY TO SUCH INSTALLATIONS (business operations or other similar activities, low voltage) GENERAL CONDITIONS prepared by Svensk Energi. 1. Introductory provisions 1.1 These general conditions relate to the connection of electrical installations and the transmission of electricity to such installations, when the connection and the transmission relates to business operations or other similar activities. Different conditions apply for the connection and transmission of electricity to domestic consumers. 1.2 These general conditions apply until further notice: The party that prepared these general conditions may amend the conditions. The electricity network undertaking is entitled to introduce such amendments in relation to the customer. When the electricity network undertaking introduces such amendments, the new conditions may not start to apply until two months have elapsed since the electricity network undertaking has notified the customer of the amendments. 1.3 In these general conditions: - nominated electricity trading undertaking means the electricity trading undertaking that sells electricity to a customer who does not personally select electricity trading undertaking. The nominated electricity trading undertaking is appointed by the electricity network undertaking. - balance controller means a party who, through an agreement with the system management authority, has undertaken the financial responsibility for input into the electricity system of as much electricity as is taken out at the customer's outtake point. - electricity trading undertaking (electricity supplier under the Electricity Act (1997:857)) means the undertaking from which a customer buys their electricity. - electricity network undertaking (network concessionaire under the Electricity Act) means the undertaking that pursuant to a network concession connects and transmits electricity for the customer. - network concession means a licence to run, use and maintain electrical cables in the area where the customer s installation is located. - fuse limiter housing means that part of the fuse housing equipment that limits the size of the cartridge fuse link (fuse) that can be used. - consumer profile computation means the calculation of the quantity of electricity transmitted and its distribution over time that an electricity network undertaking makes within a geographical area determined by an authority in respect of customers subscribing to a fuse of 63 amperes at most and who are not subject to a special agreement where supply is settled by the hour. - system management authority means the authority, Affärsverket svenska kraftnät (hereafter Svenska kraftnät), which has the overall responsibility to ensure that the generation and consumption of electricity in Sweden is in balance. Date 2 (12) - outtake point under the Electricity Act means the point at which a customer, who has a contract with an electricity network undertaking, takes out electricity for consumption. 1.4 The electricity network undertaking is, under the Personal Data Act (1998:204), the controller for the personal data processed in accordance with this clause. Personal data provided to the electricity network undertaking will be processed to enable it to perform contracts entered into or obligations applicable according to statute or other enactment. Furthermore, personal data may be used for market analyses, statistics and to evaluate and provide information about services and products. Personal data may also be processed for marketing purposes by both the electricity network undertaking and group undertakings together with the collaborating partners of such undertakings. A customer who does not wish to have personal data processed for marketing purposes may notify the electricity network undertaking at any time to prevent such processing. Personal data can be disclosed to and collected from subsidiaries and other companies within the group and collaborating partners for the purposes specified above. Information may also be obtained from public and private records in order to update personal data. The customer is entitled, upon request, to obtain information free of charge once per year regarding the data that has been registered concerning them and the purposes for which this information has been processed. The customer can also request rectification of erroneous data concerning the customer. A request for such information or for rectification shall be signed by the customer in person and addressed to the electricity network undertaking. 2 Connection of electrical installations Connection and transmission 2.1 These conditions and the provisions otherwise agreed apply to connections to the electrical supply system and the transmission of electricity to the customer's outtake point. The electricity network undertaking shall apply the provisions on prices applicable from time to time. 2.2 If the electricity network undertaking or customer so wishes, written notification shall be given or a written contract entered into. 2.3 The electricity network undertaking shall determine the voltage and type of power. The electricity network undertaking shall compensate the customer for any costs in connection with the exchange of equipment etc. Any change in value that may have arisen shall be taken into account. Impediments to the performance of the contract 2.4 A party is not liable to perform the contract if performance is substantially impeded as a consequence of impediments over which they have no control. Impediments are deemed to include war, public authority decisions, substantial operational disruptions, disruptions to public transport services or other circumstances not caused by a party that have a substantial impact on the performance of the contract and which a party could not have anticipated and whose adverse effects a party could not reasonably have overcome. 2.5 According to the Electricity Act, the electricity network undertaking may be liable to discontinue or limit the transmission of electricity to the customer s outtake point if the system management authority requests that the outtake of electricity in the area should be limited or discontinued. Date 3 (12) 2.6 The electricity network undertaking is entitled to discontinue the transmission of electricity in order to take any measures justified for electricity safety reasons or for maintaining good operational and supply security. The discontinuation may not, in any event, last for any longer than required by the measure. 2.7 If the electricity network undertaking is able to anticipate that the discontinuation to transmission may last for more than a short time, the customer shall be notified of this in good time and in an appropriate manner. 2.8 When it is necessary to discontinue or limit customers' outtake of electricity under Clauses 2.4 or 2.6, the electricity network undertaking shall share the available transmission capacity between its customers as fairly as possible. When it is necessary to discontinue or limit the outtake of electricity under Clause 2.5, this shall be implemented prioritising electricity users that are vital to society. Compensation for damage/injury, etc. 2.9 The Electricity Act contains provisions on strict liability for damage/injury caused by the effects of electricity In those cases where the provisions on strict liability contained in the Electricity Act do not apply, the customer is only entitled to compensation from the electricity network undertaking for discontinuation, restriction or other disruption to transmission if this has been caused by carelessness or neglect on the part of the electricity network undertaking. The right to compensation covers neither pure financial loss nor consequential loss in connection with personal injury or property damage If a customer complains that a change of electricity trading undertaking has not been implemented in the proper manner or at the proper time, the electricity network undertaking is responsible for the matter being investigated, following consultation with the notifying electricity trading undertaking. The electricity network undertaking shall also notify the customer of the cause of the error. Unless there are special reasons, notice shall be given to the customer within one month from when the customer contacted the electricity network undertaking If the electricity network undertaking has not performed its obligations under Clause 8.2 or has not reported meter values collected in the event of a change of electricity trading undertaking or in the event of an electricity supply commencing under Clause 4.6, the customer is entitled to compensation for the damage/injury that thereby arises. If a customer shows that it is probable that they have been adversely affected by damage/injury, but that the amount of the damage/injury does not amount to SEK 300 per outtake point and loss occurrence, the customer shall nonetheless receive compensation of SEK 300. In order for compensation of a higher amount to be paid, the customer must substantiate the damage/injury and its extent The party suffering the loss shall implement reasonable measures in order to limit their loss. If the party suffering the loss fails to do so, the compensation may be reduced to a corresponding extent. Compensation for discontinuation 2.14 If the outtake point is electrically disconnected by one or more phases from an energised concessioned network for a consecutive period of at least twelve hours, the customer is entitled to compensation for discontinuation, unless any of the following situations apply: 1. The discontinuation is due to the customer's neglect. 2. Transmission has been discontinued under Clause 2.6. Date 4 (12) 3. The electricity network undertaking can prove that the discontinuation resulted from an impediment outside the control of the electricity network undertaking involved, which it could not reasonably have been expected to anticipate and whose consequences it could reasonably neither have avoided nor overcome. 4. The discontinuation is referable to a fault in a cable network where the cables have a voltage of 220 kilovolts or more The electricity network undertaking to whose network the customer's installation is connected shall pay the customer compensation for discontinuation according to the more detailed provisions prescribed below When the compensation for discontinuation is calculated, a period during which the transmission of electricity was discontinued (discontinuation period) shall be deemed to be concluded from the point in time at which the discontinuation ceased, provided the transmission has thereafter functioned without interruption for the immediately following two hours. For a discontinuation period of at least twelve hours and at most twenty-four hours, compensation for discontinuation shall be paid at 12.5 per cent of the customer's estimated annual network cost, though at least 2 per cent of the price base amount under the Social Insurance Code (2010:110) rounded up to the nearest hundred kronor. If the discontinuation period is longer than twenty-four hours, further compensation shall be paid for each twenty-four hour period started thereafter at 25 per cent of the customer's estimated annual network cost, though at least a further 2 per cent of the price base amount rounded up to the nearest hundred kronor. Compensation for discontinuation shall not exceed 300 per cent of the customer's estimated annual network cost for a discontinuation period Compensation for discontinuation may be adjusted to a reasonable amount - if the compensation for discontinuation is unreasonably onerous considering the financial circumstances of the electricity network undertaking or of the concessionaire for another network who, owing to the discontinuation, is liable to pay compensation in relation to the electricity network undertaking under the Electricity Act, or - if the work to recommence the transmission of electricity has had to be delayed in order not to expose workers to significant risks The electricity network undertaking shall pay compensation for discontinuation without unreasonable delay and never later than six months from the end of the month when the electricity network undertaking became aware or ought to have been aware of the discontinuation. If the payment is not made in due time, interest for compensation that has not been paid shall be paid under Section 6 of the Interest Act (1975:635) If the customer has not received compensation for discontinuation, the customer shall notify the electricity network undertaking of a claim for compensation for discontinuation within two years from when the discontinuation ceased. If the customer does not notify the electricity network undertaking, the right to compensation for discontinuation for the discontinuation in question shall lapse Compensation for discontinuation shall be deducted from any damages paid owing to the same electrical discontinuation. Information 2.21 The electricity network undertaking shall provide information to the customer about the supply security in the electricity network and about the right to compensation for discontinuation and damages. Date 5 (12) 3. Installations 3.1 The parties may not use their installations in such a way that damage may arise to the other party's installations, or in such a way that disruptions may arise for the network or for other customers. The electricity network undertaking's installations 3.2 The electricity network undertaking shall lay the necessary cables to a connection point selected by the electrical network undertaking for a single fixed price. The electricity network undertaking owns the cables and shall determine their position following consultation with the customer. If a customer wishes to have another connection point, another location or increased capacity, the electricity network undertaking shall arrange such measures in return for special payment of any additional costs that thereby arise. 3.3 The electricity network undertaking's cables are intended for electrical connections and the transmission of electricity and may not be used for any other purpose without the written permission of the electricity network undertaking. 3.4 The electricity network undertaking is entitled to install and keep a meter within the connected property together with any other equipment necessary for controlling consumption; referred to here as metering equipment. The location of this shall be chosen by the electricity network undertaking following consultation with the customer and shall be made available without cost to the electricity network undertaking. The metering equipment is the property of the electricity network undertaking or is available for its use and may only be dealt with by the electricity network undertaking or someone engaged by it. The Electricity Act contains special provisions on the cost of meters, etc. for those customers wishing to have other metering than the metering applied by the electricity network undertaking for customers within the consumer profile computation. 3.5 The customer shall ensure that the metering equipment available to them is easily accessible for the electricity network undertaking. The electricity network undertaking's seals or other blocking devices may not be broken. The customer's installation 3.6 All work on the customer's installation shall be performed in accordance with applicable regulations. An authorised electrical installer shall be engaged to perform such work, unless otherwise prescribed by the applicable regulations. 3.7 The customer s installation may only be connected up to the network by the electricity network undertaking. An authorised electrical installer shall give written advance notice to the electricity network undertaking prior to the start of electrical installation work that entails a need for new connection or changes to a connection, or that entails significant changes to the customer s outtake of electricity. 3.8 The customer is responsible for having the correct fuse limiter housing or fuse in relation to the network charge paid by the customer. Changes to the said fuse limiter housing or fuse may only be made with the electricity network undertaking's consent. An authorised electrical installer shall notify the electricity network undertaking in writing of the completion of the electrical installation work in accordance with the second paragraph of Clause 3.7, and also work relating to electricity meter, charge-determining fuse limiter housing or chargedetermining fuse. Date 6 (12) 3.9 The electricity network undertaking is not the owner of or responsible for paying for, installing or maintaining equipment that is necessary for the metering equipment, such as meter board, meter cabinet and meter cables The electricity network undertaking is entitled to request that the customer changes their installation at their own cost in order to achieve secure operational conditions and satisfy applicable regulations The customer is liable, at the request of the electricity network undertaking, to provide information about the number of apparatus and utility equipment connected and about their nature and power ratings The customer may not link the electricity network undertaking's installation to another source of power or installation unless otherwise agreed The electricity network undertaking or anyone engaged by it shall be afforded access to the installation and metering equipment available to the customer following consultation with the customer. In the event that the customer has an outtake point within its installation that is used by another electricity user, the customer shall ensure that the electricity user is afforded access to the metering equipment that belongs to such outtake point The electricity network undertaking is entitled to conduct an inspection of the customer s installation. If the electricity network undertaking discovers deficiencies in the customer s installation when connecting or during an inspection, the electrical network undertaking shall notify the customer of this. An inspection does not mean that the electricity network undertaking assumes the responsibility and obligations that the customer or the party who performed the work on the customer s installation may have If the electricity network undertaking and the customer agree that there should be a complete five-wire system within the network station area, the respective party shall have the necessary control of the fivewire system so that its function can be maintained at a reasonable level. This agreement requires a separate contract between the parties. 4. Metering, collection and reporting of meter values and also invoicing Metering 4.1 Electricity transmitted to the customer will be recorded by the electricity network undertaking's meters or by meters approved by the electricity network undertaking. If the metering equipment includes an electricity meter that can transfer meter values or pulses to terminals or central systems and the recording transferred does not correspond to the electricity meter, the electricity meter's recording shall apply. 4.2 If a party has cause to assume that there is a fault with the metering equipment, they shall notify the other party of this without unreasonable delay. The customer is then entitled to call for the installation to be tested. The testing shall be performed by the electricity network undertaking, or someone engaged by the electricity network undertaking, provided the customer agrees. However, the customer is entitled to request that the test is checked or performed by an impartial expert. 4.3 When testing, the meter's recording shall be deemed acceptable in those cases where the deviation is not great
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