U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 6
RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE
DATE REPORT COMPLETED NAME OF PLANNING ENGINEER
CHECK OF SYSTEM PLANNING REPORT
Reference Bulletin 1724D-101A
INSTRUCTIONS - a. Part I to be completed by RUS General Field Representative and forwarded to the Chief, Area Engineering Branch.
b. Part II to be completed by the Area Engineering Branch.
CHECK PART I - THE SYSTEM PLANNING REPORT
YES NO (If ''No'' column is checked, explain under ''Remarks'')
1. Does the report present an analysis of the existing system and basic data?
2. Does the report present a transition from the existing system to the long-range system?
3. Does the report contain a summary of the exploratory plans which the engineer considered?
4. Did the borrower have a service reliability standard for the engineer to use as a means of evaluating
continuity and reliability of service to consumers?
5. Was each exploratory plan developed in sufficient detail to clearly establish the basis for selection of the
6. Have all reasonable exploratory plans been considered?
7. Have the transitional steps been formed by grouping together various system improvements requiring
approximately the same load level?
8. Are graphs presented relating estimated total plant investment to load levels?
9. Is a table presented listing the fixed cost elements and the associated percentage of plant investment used
for the economic comparisons?
10. Are economic comparisons of exploratory plans presented on an annual cost basis?
11. Are summaries of cost data tabulated and identified as called for in Bulletin 1724D-101A (6.5.4)?
12. Does the report contain a circuit diagram of the complete system for each major step in the transition and
for the long-range system as called for in Bulletin 1724D-101A(6.5.6)?
13. Are the system's transmission lines, if any, and those of the power supplier or other utilities in or near the
system's service area shown on the circuit diagrams or other diagrams?
14. Is the report including the analysis of the existing system, concise and well organized so that management
can easily work with the report without further engineering interpretation?
15. Has a copy of a resolution signifying the board of directors' action concerning acceptance of the report
DATE SIGNATURE OF RUS GENERAL FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
RUS FORM 260 - CAB (7/96) 5-68
YES NO PART II - DEVELOPMENT OF THE LONG-RANGE PLAN
1. Does the analysis of the existing system give a good understanding of the system's performance?
2. Is the load level for the long-range system within the range of three to six times the average kwh/consumer/
month for the highest peak month experienced to date?
3. Does each exploratory plan presented including the long-range plan make use of existing facilities as long
as it is economical to do so?
4. Does each exploratory plan presented including the long-range plan provide a system which is designed to
meet the required voltage standards?
5. Does the transition from the existing system to the long-range system demonstrate a practical and econom-
ical development of the system?
6. Are proposed voltage regulator installations in the long-range plan in accordance with the recommendations
in RUS Bulletin 1724D-101A?
7. Are the cost estimates used by the engineer reasonable?
8. Are the design criteria established by management reasonable so that they do not rule out logical explora-
9. In addition to the economic comparisons, are sufficient comparisons and considerations made to show the
superiority of the selected long-range plan over the other exploratory plans?
10. If indeterminate factors or uncertain conditions exist, is an alternate transition from the existing system
to the long-range system proposed?
11. Is the proposed long-range plan based on power sources that the engineer and the system's management
are reasonably sure will be available?
DATE COMPLETED BY - SIGNATURE
RUS FORM 260 - CAB (7/96) 5-68