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New Construction

The documents in this section give you the details for constructing services in a manner that satisfies our requirements for safe and reliable electrical service. Each document is provided in a convenient PDF format so you may download them and print them for your use on the job.

We also require a Service Requirement Summary to be completed prior to connection of electric service. This document allows us to properly size the conductor and transformer for your building. That document is available here.

PLEASE NOTE, for all new construction and renovation, the following criteria must be met or we will not connect service. These guidelines have also been provided to local code officials and they should not approve any installation that fails to meet them:

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONTACT US AND HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE INSPECT YOUR SITE BEFORE YOU INSTALL ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE. THIS INCLUDES INSTALLING THE METER PAN, DIGGING THE TRENCH, AND SO FORTH. FAILURE TO DO THIS MAY RESULT IN HAVING TO REINSTALL AND REDO ANY WORK YOU HAVE DONE BEFORE OUR INSPECTION.

Meter height must be 60" +/-12" above the finished grade.
There must be 36" of clearance in front of the meter.
The meter pan must be grounded in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electric Code, Section 250.
These requirements apply to overhead and underground services.
Detailed Specifications for Underground Service to a Residence are found here.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Engineering Department for assistance.

Exhibit 1 - Temporary Service, Overhead Installation

Exhibit 2 - Temporary Service, Underground Installation

Exhibit 3 - Overhead Service, Residential Entrance Installation

Exhibit 3A - Overhead Service, Service Drop Attachment

Exhibit 4 - Overhead Service, Residential Mast Installation

Exhibit 5A - Single-Phase Underground Service, Direct Burial

Exhibit 5B - Single-Phase Underground Service, In Conduit

Exhibit 6 - Direct Attachment of Customer Underground Secondary Service Laterals in Conduit

Exhibit 6A - Direct Attachment of Customer Underground Secondary Service Laterals

Exhibit 7 - Standoff Attachment of Customer Underground Secondary Service Laterals

Exhibit 8 - Multiple Metering Installation, 400 Amp Max

Exhibit 9 - Overhead Service, Central Distribution Installation

Exhibit 10 - Underground Service, Central Distribution Installation

Exhibit 11 - Metering & Service Facilities for Mobile Home Parks & Travel Trailer Parks

Exhibit 12 - Single Mobile Home Service, Overhead & Underground

Exhibit 13 - Metering Installation, Outdoor CT Cabinet

Exhibit 18 - Underground Secondary Service in Pad-Mounted Transformer with Current Transformers

Exhibit 19 - Service Material Guideline, Applications with Self-Contained Metering

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