S.D. Admin. R. 20:10:26:03 - Individual metering - When required

Individual gas metering or electric metering, or both, shall be required under the following circumstances for all gas and electric utilities under the commission's jurisdiction:

(1) For new multiple-occupancy buildings;
(2) For new mobile home parks and trailer courts;
(3) For an existing multiple-occupancy building receiving either master metered gas service or electric service, or both, which is substantially remodeled or renovated, beginning after June 13, 1980, for continued use as a multiple-occupancy building. Either gas service or electric service, or both, shall be individually metered to the units of the building after completion of the remodeling or renovation. However, if the owner of the building can demonstrate to the commission that converting the building to individual meters after the remodeling or renovation is impractical, uneconomical, or infeasible, the commission may grant the owner a master metering variance allowing the building to remain master metered after the remodeling or renovation. The commission shall not consider expenditures made prior to the filing of the application in its determination of what is impractical, uneconomical, or infeasible; and
(4) For any multiple-occupancy building constructed, owned or operated with funds appropriated through the department of housing and urban development, or any other federal or state government agency, unless a formal regulation of the funding agency requires master metering.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:10:26:03
18 SDR 26, effective August 7, 1991.

General Authority: SDCL 49-1-11, 49-34A-4, 49-34A-27.

Law Implemented: SDCL 49-34A-4, 49-34A-27.

Collateral References:In the Matter of the Investigation of Master Metering, Docket F-3237, Decision and Order dated June 13, 1980 (Errata Notice dated December 22, 1980); In the Matter of the Investigation of Master Metering , Docket F-3237, Decision and Order dated July 24, 1981; In the Matter of the Petition For Declaratory Ruling by S&D Metering, Ltd., F-3621, Declaratory Ruling and F-3237, Modifying in Part, Decision and Order dated October 2, 1986.

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