Or. Admin. R. 860-084-0340 - Installation, Operation, Maintenance, and Testing of Contracted Systems

A contracted system must include and maintain a manual disconnect switch that will disconnect the solar photovoltaic system from the electric company's system.

(1) The disconnect switch must be a lockable, load-break switch that plainly indicates whether it is in the open or closed position.
(2) The disconnect switch must be readily accessible to the electric company at all times and be located within 10 feet of the electric company meter. The disconnect switch may be located more than 10 feet from the electric company meter if permanent instructions are posted at the meter indicating the precise location of the disconnect switch. The electric company must approve the location of the disconnect switch prior to the installation of the facility.
(3) The retail electricity consumer must install and maintain the required disconnect switch at the retail electricity consumer's expense.
(4) For customer services of 600 volts or less, an electric company may not require a disconnect switch for an eligible system that is inverter-based with a maximum rating as shown below.
(a) Service type: 240 Volts, Single-phase, 3 Wire - Maximum size 7.2 kilowatts.
(b) Service type: 120/208 Volts, 3-Phase, 4 Wire - Maximum size 10.5 kilowatts.
(c) Service type: 120/240 Volts, 3-Phase 4 Wire - Maximum size 12.5 kilowatts.
(d) Service type: 277/480, 3-Phase, 4 Wire - Maximum size 25.0 kilowatts.
(e) For other service types, the eligible system must not affect the retail electric consumers' service conductors by more than 30 amperes.


Or. Admin. R. 860-084-0340
PUC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-10; PUC 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-11

Stat Auth: ORS 757.360 - 757.380

Stats. Implemented: ORS 757.360 - 757.380

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