Who pays the Electric Bill/

Who pays the electric bill at a cell site? How is it separated from the building it sits on?

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Apr 18, 2016
The carrier is supposed to pay.
by: Stephen

They can install a direct meter or a sub-meter. Landlords should NEVER pay to subsidize a carrier's operations by finding their electric bill or agreeing to a flat fee and being paid monthly or annually, Rarely does it work out well for the landlord. Also you should not have to waste your valuable time trying to reconcile electric bills. Although not common, we see about 5-10 % of cell towers / rooftop cell sites where carrier do not have a direct meter or submeter and have payment arrangements with the owner. Avoid this type of arrangement and have the lease written properly to address the issue.

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