Electric Service and Metering Book 1

This manual supplies essential information to customers, contractors, builders, architects, engineers and others concerned with designing and planning electrical installations.

Use this manual’s information in conjunction with our Electric Service Rules and Regulations on file with the Wisconsin and Michigan public service commissions. In issuing this manual, we do not relieve the customer or contractor of responsibility for installing the wiring in accordance with the applicable Wisconsin or Michigan state electrical codes, or local ordinances, or for maintaining the wiring and equipment in a safe operating condition. We cannot accept any responsibility for the condition of customer wiring and equipment.

This edition of the Electric Service and Metering Manual supersedes any and all previous editions. The information contained within is general and may not cover all conditions. For new or special cases not specifically covered in this manual, contact the respective service center.

Major changes to Book 1

Section G

  • Company contact directory has been updated.
  • Residential electric facilities location page has been added.

Section U

  • Made repeated conduit details into a reference page.
  • Meter sockets for underground services are no longer acceptable. Only meter pedestals will be accepted for use with an underground service lateral.
  • A page for temporary services requiring a transocket has been added.
  • Pad-mounted transockets and termination compartments have been added.
  • A page showing the different styles of bottom in/bottom out termination compartments has been added.
  • Requirements have been added to the termination compartments for free standing switchgear.

Section M

  • A maintenance only section has been created. The metering styles in this section are not acceptable for new services; they have been included for those with this service already.
  • A procedure for how to deal with new and existing residential decks has been added.
  • For CT metering in free standing switchgear, a set screw lug is required on the neutral bar for a potential tap. This is a change from the previously required threaded hole.


Electric Service and Metering Book 1

Book 1 sections

  • G (General) – We Energies phone numbers, general information, secondary voltages and One Call numbers for location of utility facilities.
  • O (Overhead) – Installation details of equipment for overhead services, showing equipment layout, critical dimensions and service drop terminations.
  • U (Underground) – Installation details of equipment for underground services, layout, critical dimensions and terminations.
  • M (Metering) – Information about service equipment wiring, organized by type of service, overhead or underground, 1Ø or 3Ø, and ampacity. Metering sequence to be followed is given after title block. This section references pages in Section D for specific metering installations.
  • Appendix – Choosing the proper meter socket.

Book 2

Meter Mounting Devices – Information about all approved termination and metering equipment, arranged similarly to Section M in Book 1. Only equipment listed in this section should be used.