Engineering Policies and Specification Sheets
Egyptian Electric Cooperative works hard to make sure new service installations and up-grades to existing services are done in manner satisfactory to our membership. To help achieve this, we have developed an Electric Service Handbook to guide our members through the process. The Handbook identifies the responsibilities of the Cooperative and the member.
The Handbook is offered with the understanding that it in no way relieves the member or their contractor of his/her responsibility to install the service or wiring in accordance with the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), or local and municipal codes. In the interest of safety, only a qualified and licensed electrical contractor should handle electric installations.
The information contained within this handbook is subject to change and will be revised from time to time to keep up with changes in the electric industry and codes. It is the responsibility of the member or their contractor to contact the Cooperative regarding any revisions to the handbook. Those members requiring a new service or up-grade to an existing service, should contact the Engineering Department of the Cooperative as soon as possible.
There are several different options and configurations that can be used to provide electric metering for a new service, whether residential, agricultural or commercial. Below are specification drawings for some of the more common scenarios. Please discuss your particular situation with an Egyptian Electric Cooperative engineer before constructing a metering system for your service. This will ensure you use the appropriate application for your service and prevent possible delays resulting from incorrect applications/installations.
We have also included several drawings that indicate clearance requirements for service entrance conductors per National Electric Safety Code (NESC) requirements.
- Temporary Service Single Phase 120/240V Overhead Source
- Temporary Service Single Phase 1210/240V Underground Source
- Permanent Residential Overhead Service on Building
- Meter Installation on Pole
- Mobile Home Service Pedestal
- Meter Installation on a Structure 200A
- Meter Installation on a Structure 320A
- Socket Type Meter Bases
- Ground Clearances
- Pool Clearances
- Horizontal Building Clearances