CWEC - Service Entrance Policy
For new electrical connections the normal single phase service entrance shall be a 200 amp metering pedestal installed at a location determined by Cooperative personnel. The Cooperative will make available and provide for installation of an approved metering pedestal. The pedestal will be billed to the member at the Cooperatives cost plus installation labor. Each meter pedestal will include in addition, to the main breaker, a factory installed 20 amp single pole breaker with an outside GFI receptacle. Multi-phase or services greater than the 320 amp single phase service will require special metering and the Cooperative will set the specifications and location for that equipment.
The Cooperative may remove its overhead service and replace it with underground service at the request of the member. The Cooperative shall end its service on a meter pedestal at a location determined by a Cooperative representative. The Cooperative will make available and provide for installation at a non-profit cost of an approved metering pedestal. An aid to construction starting at the Cooperative’s existing facilities to the point of metering will be required. The consumer will pay all out of ordinary costs such as but not limited to road bores.
The member or their contractor will be responsible for providing the material, installation of service wires and maintenance from the point of metering to the location of the load according to applicable codes and specifications. The Cooperative shall not be under any obligation to inspect and certify compliance with applicable codes and shall not assume any liability in this regard.
Having the metering pedestal located away from the house or buildings will provide a remote area for disconnecting power in emergency situations, member’s electrical work and for construction and maintenance projects. The metering pedestal will also provide temporary power for construction purposes. The meter pedestal can also provide an electrical service to an out building and an outside lighting circuit. By having the Cooperative provide and install the meter entrance at a location determined by Cooperative personnel, the Cooperative can provide prompt new electric service connections by avoiding the coordinating, construction and inspection delays.
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