200 Amp Underground Service on Building

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General Information for Underground Services

  • Member to supply conduit if underground service goes under a drive, conduit shall be 3-inch schedule 40 conduit unless otherwise specified by engineer
  • Minimum size underground service is 200 Amp
  • 200 Amp
    • #2/0 Copper or #4/0 Aluminum from bottom of meter base to means of disconnect
    • 2 ½-inch conduit to extend from bottom of meter base below grade 18 inches
  • Grounding
    • 2 ⅝-inch by 10-foot ground rods are required spaced at 6 feet apart and using #4 copper as the conductor
  • Meter Height
    • Meter base shall be installed 5 feet above finished grade

Entrance Location

No meter base or entrance shall be installed before a KV REMC engineer has checked the proposed location.

Diagram of 200 amp underground service on building. Means of disconnect must be directly through wall or directly under meter in basement. Any other location requires conduit and a disconnect at meter. Meter base (furnished by KV REMC) installed 5 feet above finished grade by electrician. Member's conduit shall be on the right side or center of the meter base and shall use #2/0 copper or #4/0 aluminum for 200 amps. 2 ⅝-inch by 10-foot copper ground rods spaced 6 feet apart. Ground wire shall be in ½ inch conduit up to meter base using #4 copper as the conductor. Leave a 14 inch width from the center of conduit to allow for digging. Member to install 2 ½-inch conduit or Gray Schedule 40 plastic conduit from meter base to 18inches below grade. Conduit must have lock rings and insulator bushings/bonding bushings to be used with galvanized conduit.