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[–]fckyourselfsarah 46 points 2 hours ago
Thu Nov 3 12:02:39 2016 - permalink -
Nope, you'll find that most counties have laws that mandate connection to the grid or the home is declared out of code.
[–]beartheminus 18 points 2 hours ago
Yep. In Ontario if you are in an area with electricity it is against code to not be connected to it, regardless of if you can create your own power or not. Our electricity rates have a huge "access fee" that even if you don't use a single watt of power, you still have to pay. The powers that be have already figured this out long ago.
[–]christophertstone 29 points an hour ago
Just to add a bit of context; most of these laws were meant to ensure a minimum level of utility service to newly constructed houses. Nobody wanted to buy a house and then discover that they need to pay tap or hookup fees. Like most well-intentioned laws, the world has changed, and now the laws are protecting crony big business.