200 Amp Underground Service on Panel

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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.

The structure described below is to be furnished and installed by the member.

Diagram of 200 amp underground service on panel. 3-foot minimum width between meter base and main disconnect. Meter base (furnished by KV REMC) installed 5 feet above finished grade by electrician. Member shall install #2/0 copper or #4/0 aluminum for 200 amps from meter base to disconnect. 4-inch by 4-inch by 8-foot treated posts with 2-inch by 6-inch treated cross members. Member to install 2 ½-inch conduit or Gray Schedule 40 plastic conduit from meter base to 18 inches below grade. Conduit must have lock rings and insulator bushings/bonding bushings to be used with galvanized conduit. 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.