Standards and Requirements

If you are planning to construct a new facility that requires electricity, please view the Member Installation Standards Manual. (Get Adobe Acrobat.) This document is presented for use in planning and constructing electrical wiring and equipment installations intended for connection to First Electric Cooperative's system.

The member or the member’s representative is encouraged to contact First Electric before any planning or construction takes place regarding the need for new electrical service or changes to existing service. First Electric strongly recommends the use of a qualified, licensed electrical contractor for all work.

Additionally, if you are a developer or engineer planning to construct a residential subdivision that will have underground service, the necessary requirements and application are available for download below. The application must be completed and returned to First Electric before design of the electric system can proceed.

Complete Documents

Member Installation Standards for Electric Service June 2014 Text & Drawings

Requirements for Installation of Underground Electric Systems in Residential Subdivisions (for developers)

Application for Installation of Underground Electric System in Residential Subdivision (for developers)

Individual Specification Drawings

4.5-1 — Temporary Meter Pole (Overhead Builder's Service) Installation Specifications

4.5-2 — Temporary Meter Pedestal (Underground Builder's Service) Installation Specifications

4.6-1 — Meter Pole - Service Location Specifications

4.6-2 — Meter Pedestal - Service Location Specifications

4.6-3 — Meter Pedestal (Underground Source and Load) Installation Specifications

4.7-1 — Mobile Home Park Central Metering Location Specifications

4.10-1 — Overhead Irrigation Service (Meter & Equipment Rack) Installation Specifications

4.10-2 — Underground Irrigation Service (Meter & Equipment Rack) Installation Specifications

7.1-1 — Overhead Meter on Home or Building (Wall or Fascia Attachment) Installation Specifications

7.1-2 — Overhead Meter on Home or Building (Service Mast Attachment) Installation Specifications

7.1-3 — Meter Pole (Single-phase Underground Load Connection) Installation Specifications

7.1-4 — Meter Pole (Single-phase Overhead Load Connection) Installation Specifications

7.1-5 — Meter Pole (Three-phase Underground Load Connection) Installation Specifications

7.2-1 — Overhead Meter on House - Service Location Specifications

8.6-1 — Underground Service Conduit System Installation Specifications

8.6-2 — Underground Meter on Home of Building Installation Specifications

8.6-3 — Concrete Encased Conduit Specifications

8.6-4 — Underground Meter on House - Service Location Specifications

8.7-1 — Primary Conduit Trench Specifications

10.4-1 — Pad Mount Transformer Location Specifications

10.4-2 — Three Phase Transformer Pad Specifications

11.6-1 — Overhead Multiple Meter Installation Specifications

11.6-2 — Underground Multiple-Meter Installation Specifications

11.6-3 — Factory-Assembled Multiple Meter Installation Specifications (Overhead or Underground)

11.8-1 — Self-Contained Meter Wiring Diagrams up to 320A

11.8-2 — Underground CT on Building (CT Cabinet) Installation Specifications (Over 320A)

11.8-3 — Overhead CT on Building (CT Cabinet) Installation Specifications (Over 320A) 

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