How often do DIYs call for proper disconnects?Our power company has to see the city inspection sticker before they will turn the power back on. They will disconnect it without seeing a permit and often the DIYs will not have a permit...have to get a permit before it can be inspected.
That is typically the way it is done here for residential. At times the POCO will want a release from the inspector, be it me or another, prior to re-energizing a commercial service.We tie back in our self then call for inspection so the customers not left without power
I can't get any of the local power companies to energize any service without the wiring inspector calling them and authorizing it. Company policy prohibits me from tying it in so the customer would have to wait.
This became an issue on a Saturday night repair to a store when the inspector was in having fun away in another state and was so drunk he could not remember his password to authorize a connection. To be fair, he was on his time, it is not like he was supposed to be at work. The customer stayed without power till Sunday morning when they got someone inside the town hall to find the password for the power company.