Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc. | Explanation of Electrical Equipment Terms - Service Contracts and Rate Structures

Service Contracts and Rate Structures Explanation of Electrical Equipment Terms

Equipment for delivering electricity

Electric wires lead to your home from our poles.

The point on the following picture divides responsibilities between the customer and Chubu Electric Power. Chubu Electric Power is responsible for the left side and the customer is responsible for the right side.
(Note) The meter gauge and service breakers are exceptions.

An image of the responsible-dividing point

Meter

A picture of an electric meter

Electricity comes into your home through a meter. This is the device which measures the total amount of electricity consumed during each billing period.

About meter reading

An image of a meter reader

A meter reader will come to your home each month to inspect your meter and record the total amount of electricity consumed.

Breakers

You can find your electrical panel inside your home. This panel has three kinds of circuit breakers. Electricity is transmitted to each room through these circuit breakers.

An image of an electrical panel

How a distribution board works

A picture with explanations of an amperage breaker, a branch circuit breaker and a leak circuit breaker