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Introduction and 2013 Service Planning Contact Information

General

Safety Alert

Arc-Flash Hazard Warning

1.1. Purpose

1.2. Permits and Inspections

1.3. Applying for Building and Renovation Services

1.4. Changes in Requirements

1.5. Additional Commercial and Industrial Service Information

1.6. Design and Construction

1.6.1. PG&E's Responsibilities
1.6.2. Applicant's Responsibilities
1.6.3. Providing Access to PG&Eamp; Facilities
1.6.4. Installing Transformers

1.7. Connecting and Sealing Services

1.8. Access to an Applicant's Residence

1.9. Overhead Electric Lines

Table 1-1 Minimum Safe Working Distances (Scaffolds, Equipment, Structures, and People)
Table 1-2 Minimum Safe Working Distances (Boom and Lifting Equipment)

1.10. Underground Electric Lines and Gas Pipelines

1.11. PG&E Safety Training Resources

1.12. SmartMeter Program

1.13. PG&E Online (Website)

1.13.1. Electric and Gas Service Requirements Manual (aka Greenbook)
1.13.2. Rates and Tariffs

1.14. Determining the Service Rating

1.15. Changing an Applicant's Approved Project

1.16. Standard Residential Service Voltage

1.16.1. Single-Phase Service
1.16.2. Three-Phase Service
1.16.3. Mixed-Use Projects

Gas Service

2.1. Scope

2.2. Procedures for Establishing Gas Service

2.2.1. Establishing New Gas Service
2.2.2. Relocating an Existing Service
2.2.3. Service Design and Installation Options

2.3. Gas Service Lateral

2.3.1. General
Figure 2-1 Typical Gas Service Installation
Figure 2-2 Gas Only Trench
Figure 2-3 Typical Gas Bell Hole - Plan View
Figure 2-4 Typical Bell Hole Depth - Profile View
2.3.2. Branch Service Pipe
Figure 2-5 Typical Branch Services
2.3.3. Curb Valves
2.3.4. Joint Utility Service Trenches
Figure 2-6 Typical Service Trench
Table 2-1 Minimum Separation and Clearance Requirements for Service Trenches
2.3.5. Multiple Buildings Located on One Lot
Figure 2-7 Separate Gas Services for Two Buildings on a Single Lot
Figure 2-8 Separate Gas Services for Two Buildings on a Corner Lot
Figure 2-9 Apartments With Grouped Meter Locations
Figure 2-10 Individually Metered Buildings
2.3.6. Mobile Home Parks

2.4. Set Requirements for Gas Meters

2.4.1. Gas Pressure
2.4.2. Gas Meter-Set Locations
Figure 2-11 Property Line Installation
Figure 2-12 Acceptable Locations for Gas Meter Installations
Figure 2-13 Acceptable Meter Locations for Mobile Home Parks
Figure 2-14 Flex-Hose Meter SetResidential and Small Commercial
Figure 2-15 Typical Residential Gas Meter Connection
Figure 2-16 Typical Gas Meter Connection for 400 to 1000 Class Meter
Figure 2-17 Gas Meter Connection Using a 1.5M or 3M Rotary Gas Meter
Figure 2-18 Gas Meter Connection Using a 5M or 7M Rotary Gas Meter
Figure 2-19 Gas Meter Connection Using an 11M or 16M Rotary Gas Meter
Figure 2-20 Electric and Gas Meter Set Separation Dimensions and Clearances
Figure 2-21 Gas Regulator Vent Spatial Clearance From Building Openings, Vents, and Window
Figure 2-22 Gas Regulator Vent Spatial Clearance Requirement from Sources of Ignition
Figure 2-23 Dimensions for Typical, Residential, Multimeter Installations
Figure 2-24 Recessed, Individual Meter CabinetHorizontal or Verticalfor Gas and Electric Meter Installations
Figure 2-25 Cabinet Dimensions for Multiple, Residential Gas Meters
Figure 2-26 Typical Detached Enclosure
Figure 2-27 Typical Enclosure Dimensions

2.5. Applicant-Owned and Installed Gas Service Piping (e.g., Houseline), Valves, and Automatic Shut-Off Devices

2.5.1. Service Delivery Point For the Gas Supply
Figure 2-28 Typical Residential/Small Commercial Meter
2.5.2. Applicant-Owned Riser and Pipe
Figure 2-29 Recommended, Applicant-Owned Riser and Pipe
2.5.3. Electrically Bonding and Grounding Gas Pipe
2.5.4. Applicant-Owned Protective Equipment

Electric Service: Underground

3.1. Scope

3.2. General Information

3.2.1. Safety Reminder
3.2.2. Establishing Underground Electric Service Responsibilities
Figure 3-1 Locations of Underground Electric Service-Termination and Meter Facilities
3.2.3. Installing Ground Rods
3.2.4. Installing Equipment Pads
3.2.5. Installing Overhead and Underground Service for Two or More Buildings on One Lot
3.2.6. Inspecting and Approving Overhead and Underground Services

3.3. Underground Service Installation Requirements

3.3.1. Installing Services From Underground Distribution Systems
Figure 3-2 Underground-to-Underground Service Connection
3.3.2. Installing Services From Overhead Distribution Systems
Figure 3-3 Overhead-to-Underground Service Connection
3.3.3. Installing Conduit for Underground Service
3.3.4. Installing PG&E-Only Service Trenches
3.3.5. Installing Offsets
3.3.6. Selecting Backfill
3.3.7. Providing Drainage From the Conduit System
3.3.8. Installing Joint Utility Service Trenches
Figure 3-4 Typical Service Trench
Table 3-1 Minimum Separation and Clearance Requirements for Service Trenches
3.3.9. Providing a Service-Termination Facility

3.4. Electric Underground Documents

3.4.1. Mandrels
Table 3-2 Electric Underground Documents
Table 3-3 Mandrel Dimensions, Part Numbers, and Order Codes
Table 3-4 Businesses That Sell or Rent Mandrels
Figure 3-5 PG&E Electric and Gas Service Trench
Figure 3-6 Flexible Steel Mandrel

Electric Service: Overhead

4.1. Scope

4.2. General

4.2.1. Safety Reminder

4.3. Locating Overhead Services

4.3.1. Point of Attachment
4.3.2. Two or More Buildings on One Lot
Figure 4-1 Preferred and Alternate Locations for the Overhead Service Drop Attachment (see Note 2)

4.4. Service Drop Clearances

Figure 4-2 Ground Clearances for Supply Service Drops, 0 Through 750 Volts, Residential Installations (Required by the CPUC)
4.4.1. Vertical Clearance for Residential, Overhead Service
Figure 4-3 Minimum Clearance for All Drops Above or Adjacent To Swimming Pools
Table 4-1 Minimum Clearances Over Swimming Pools
4.4.2. Clearance Above Buildings
Table 4-2 Minimum Allowable Clearance of Service Drops From Buildings0 Through 750 Volts
Figure 4-4 Nonmetallic Roof
4.4.3. Clearance at the Residential Point of Attachment
Figure 4-5 Clearance at the Residential Point of Attachment
Figure 4-6 Clearance at the Residential Point of Attachment
Figure 4-7 Clearance at the Residential Point of Attachment
Figure 4-8 Clearance at the Residential Point of Attachment
Figure 4-9 Clearance at the Residential Point of Attachment
Figure 4-10 Clearance at the Residential Point of Attachment
Figure 4-11 Clearance at the Residential Point of Attachment
4.4.4. Vertical Clearance on Nonresidential Property
Table 4-3 Vertical Clearance From the Ground on Nonresidential Property
Figure 4-12 Ground Clearances for Supply Service Drops, 0 Through 750 Volts, Industrial and Commercial Installations (Required by the CPUC)
4.4.5. Clearances for a Nonresidential Building Service Drop Using Cable or Equally Insulated, Open-Wire Service Conductors
Figure 4-13 Clearances for Nonresidential Buildings Using Insulated Conductors
Figure 4-14 Clearances for Nonresidential Buildings Using Insulated Conductors
Figure 4-15 Clearances for Nonresidential Buildings Using Insulated Conductors
Figure 4-16 Clearances for Nonresidential Buildings Using Insulated Conductors
Figure 4-17 Clearances for Nonresidential Buildings Using Insulated Conductors
Figure 4-18 Clearances for Nonresidential Buildings Using Insulated Conductors
Figure 4-19 Clearances for Nonresidential Buildings Using Insulated Conductors
Figure 4-20 Clearances for Nonresidential Buildings Using Insulated Conductors
4.4.6. Clearances Around Doors and Windows
Figure 4-21 Clearance Around Windows
Figure 4-22 Clearance Around Doors
4.4.7. Clearance Between Service Drop Wires
4.4.8. Clearance From Applicant-Owned Service Poles
Figure 4-23 Service Attachment Structure or Service Pole Secured to a Building
Figure 4-24 Service Pole Detached From a Building

4.5. Service Attachments

4.5.1. Attaching Low-Voltage, Residential, Overhead Service Drops
Figure 4-25 Open Wire
Figure 4-26 Open Wire or Cable (Open Wire Shown)
Figure 4-27 Open Wire or Cable (Open Wire Shown)
Figure 4-28 Cable (Using Triplex)
Figure 4-29 Cable (Single Spool)
Figure 4-30 Open Wire or Cable (Cable Shown)
4.5.2. Attaching Low-Voltage, Nonresidential, Overhead Service Drops
Figure 4-31 Service Drop Cable, 4/0 and Smaller, Triplex or Quadruplex
Figure 4-32 New Wall, 1/0 kcmil 1 to 397.5 kcmil Aluminum
Figure 4-33 New or Existing Wall, 1/0 kcmil 1 to 397.5 kcmil Aluminum
Figure 4-34 Open Wire Service, #4 to 397.5 kcmil 1 Aluminum
Figure 4-35 Service Drop Cable
4.5.3. Special Service Attachment Requirements: Areas Subject to Heavy Snow Loading
Figure 4-36 Building AttachmentService Knob
Figure 4-37 Self-Supported Periscope Attachment Structure
Figure 4-38 Braced Periscope Attachment Structure
Table 4-4 Maximum Distance L (Inches From the Service Attachment to the Top Periscope Support)

4.6. Attachment Structures (Periscopes)

4.6.1. Periscope Clearances and Bracing Requirements
Table 4-5 Maximum Mast Height Above the Roof Without Bracing
Figure 4-39 Unbraced Periscope Structure (Residential and Nonresidential)

4.7. Service Weatherheads

4.8. Service-Entrance Conductors

4.9. Applicant-Owned, Installed, or Furnished Wood Poles

4.10. Required Vegetation Clearances

4.10.1. General Requirements
Figure 4-40 Illustration of 15-Foot Clearance, Low-Growth Zone
Figure 4-41 Grass and Shrubs Recommended Under Service Wires
Figure 4-42 Grass and Shrubs Recommended Under Transmission Wires
4.10.2. Planning Requirements
Figure 4-43 Alternative Routes to a House Showing High-Voltage Lines and Tree-Clearance Zones
4.10.3. Existing Overhead Lines Adjacent to Developments
Figure 4-44 Development Area
4.10.4. Line Extensions
4.10.5. Primary Overhead Distribution Poles in Commercial Orchard Installations
4.10.6. Removing Vegetation Near Existing, High-Voltage, Energized Lines
Figure 4-45 High-Voltage Marker on Poles and Crossarms

Electric Metering: General

5.1. Scope

5.2. General Conditions and Responsibilities

5.2.1. Applicant Responsibilities
Figure 5-1 Preferred Location of Conduits
5.2.2. PG&Es Responsibilities

5.3. Electric Meters: General Location Requirements

5.3.1. Basic Meter Location Requirements
5.3.2. Prohibited Meter Locations
5.3.3. Locating and Grouping Multiple Meters
5.3.4. Electric Meter Rooms

5.4. Meter Clearances, Enclosures, and Protection

5.4.1. Meter Heights
5.4.2. Meter Cabinet Enclosure Clearances
Figure 5-2 Meter Cabinet Enclosure Clearances
Table 5-1 Meter Cabinet Enclosure Clearance Dimensions
5.4.3. Working Space
Figure 5-3 Semi-Flush Meter Installation
Figure 5-4 Enclosed Meter Installation
5.4.4. Barricades
5.4.5. Meter Protection

5.5. Meter Identification and Seals

5.5.1. Properly Identifying and Marking Meters
5.5.2. Sealing Meters and Metering Equipment
5.5.3. Locking Provisions

5.6. Meter Types and Connections

Table 5-2 Meter Socket Requirements (Number of Jaws)
Figure 5-5 Connection Diagrams for Self-Contained Meter Sockets
Figure 5-6 Connection Diagrams for Transformer-Rated Meter Sockets
5.6.1. Meter Socket Adapter for Overhead-to-Underground Conversion
5.6.2. Installing a Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS), Unapproved Adapter, or Similar Device, at Meter Sockets
5.6.3. Fire-Pump Connections

5.7. Main Service Disconnects and Switching Sequences

5.7.1. Main Service Disconnects
5.7.2. Main Service Disconnect Switch Rated for Amperes Interrupting Capacity (AIC)
5.7.3. Meter and Main Service Switch Sequence
Figure 5-7 Single Meter With Main Service Switch
Figure 5-8 Single Meter With Multiple Service Switches
Figure 5-9 Multimeter Installation Without Main Disconnect Switch
Figure 5-10 Multimeter Installation With Main Disconnect Switch

5.8. Grounding

Figure 5-11 Grounding Outside of the Sealed Section - Self Contained Meter
Figure 5-12 Grounding Outside of the Sealed Section - Transformer Rated Meter

5.9. Temporary Service

5.9.1. Temporary Service Using Permanent Service Panels
Figure 5-13 Plug-In Temporary Service
Figure 5-14 Typical Plug-In Adapter
5.9.2. Temporary-Service Metering Pedestal
Figure 5-15 Temporary-Service Metering Pedestal
5.9.3. Temporary Plug-In Service

5.10. Connecting Non-Utility Power Sources to Utility Services

5.10.1. Specific Interconnection Requirements for Services Up to 600 Volts
Table 5-3 Requirements For AC Disconnect Switches
5.10.2. Warning Statements and Labels for Interconnected Services
5.10.3. Violation

5.11. Plug-In Electric Vehicle Interconnections

Electric Metering: Residential

6.1. Scope

6.2. Residential Electric Service: Specifications and Requirements

6.2.1. Service Classes
6.2.2. Test-Bypass Facilities
6.2.3. Installing a Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS), Unapproved Adapter, or Similar Device, at Meter Sockets

6.3. Residential Electric Metering Pedestals

Figure 6-1 Residential Electric Metering Pedestal

6.4. Meter Locations

6.4.1. Installing Utility Services to Mobile Homes

6.5. Services

6.5.1. Single Meter: Underground Service
Figure 6-2 Typical Underground Service-Termination Enclosure, Combination Meter-Socket Panel (Residential, 0 Through 225 Amperes)
Table 6-1 Residential (0 Through 225 Amperes) Enclosure
Figure 6-3 Typical Service-Termination Enclosure, Combination Meter-Socket Panel for a Class 320 Meter (Residential/Commercial, 120/240-Volt, 226-Ampere Through 320-Ampere Service)
Figure 6-4 Combination Meter and Current-Transformer Cabinet, Underground Service (201 Amperes Through 400 Amperes)
Figure 6-5 Typical Underground, Separate-Bused, Current-Transformer Cabinet and Safety-Socket Meter Box Assembly, 120/240-Volt, 400-Ampere Through 600-Ampere Service
6.5.2. Single Meter: Overhead Service
Figure 6-6 Individual Meter Socket
Figure 6-7 Combination Meter Socket Load Center
Figure 6-8 Typical Service-Termination Enclosure, Combination Meter Socket Panel for a Class 320 Meter (Residential/Commercial, 120/240-Volt, 226-Ampere Through 320-Ampere Service)
Figure 6-9 Overhead-Fed Combination Meter and Current-Transformer Cabinet, (201 Amps-400 Amps, 3ؠand 201 Amps-600 Amps, 1ة
Figure 6-10 Overhead-Fed, Separate-Bused, Current-Transformer Cabinet and Meter Box (401 Amperes and Above)
6.5.3. Multiple Meters
Figure 6-11 Meter Sockets With Wiring Gutters
Figure 6-12 Typical, Manufactured, Combination, Multimeter Installation: Seven Meters or More
Figure 6-13 Clearances for a Typical, Manufactured, Combination, Multimeter Installation
Table 6-2 Dimension Specifications for Multimeter Installations
Figure 6-14 Horizontal Meter Trough Installation: Six Meters or Less
Figure 6-15 Vertical Meter Trough Installation: Five Meters or Less

Electric Metering: Commercial and Industrial

7.1. Scope

7.2. Service Specifications and Requirements

7.2.1. Permitted Types of Electric Service
7.2.2. Required Test-Bypass Facilities
7.2.3. Required Approvals for Meter Equipment and Test-Bypass Facilities
7.2.4. Meter Locations
7.2.5. Services, 0 Through 225 Amperes, Single Applicant, Overhead and Underground
Figure 7-1 Bused, Safety-Socket Meter Box for Self-Contained Metering, 0 Through 125 Amperes
Figure 7-2 Bused, Safety-Socket Meter Box for Self-Contained Metering, 126 Through 225 Amperes
7.2.6. Services, Over 225 Amperes, Single Applicant, Underground
Figure 7-3 Meter and Service-Termination Enclosure, Combination Meter-Socket Panel for a Class 320 Meter (Residential/Commercial, 120/240-Volt, Single-Phase, 226-Ampere Through 320-Ampere Service)
Figure 7-4 Combination Meter and Current-Transformer Cabinet (201 Amps-400 Amps, 3ؠand 201 Amps-600 Amps, 1ة
Figure 7-5 Separate-Bused Current-Transformer Cabinet and Meter Box With Underground Service-Termination Pull Box (201 Amps-400 Amps, 3ؠand 201 Amps-600 Amps, 1ة
Figure 7-6 Switchboard Pull Section
Figure 7-7 Separate Pull Box
Figure 7-8 Bottom-Fed Service Section
7.2.7. Services, Over 200 Amperes, Single Applicant, Overhead
Figure 7-9 Typical Meter and Service-Termination Enclosure, Combination Meter-Socket Panel for a Class 320 Meter (Residential/Commercial, 120/240-Volt, 226-Ampere Through 320-Ampere Service)
Figure 7-10 Overhead-Fed Combination Meter and Current-Transformer Cabinet, (201 Amps-400 Amps, 3ؠand 201 Amps-600 Amps, 1ة
Figure 7-11 Overhead-Fed, Separate-Bused, Current-Transformer Cabinet and Safety-Socket Meter Box (201 Amps-400 Amps, 3ج and 201 Amps-600 Amps, 1ة
Figure 7-12 Overhead, Service-Termination, Standard Switchboard Service Section (0 Through 600 Volts)
7.2.8. Multi-Applicant Meter Installations
Figure 7-13 Overhead Service, Grouped-Meter Installation Without a Main Switch
Figure 7-14 Underground Service, Grouped-Meter Installation Without a Main Switch
Figure 7-15 Grouped-Meter Installation With a Main Switch

Electric Metering: Direct Access

8.1. Scope

Electric Metering: Components

9.1. Scope

9.2. Test Blocks for Self-Contained Metering, 0 Amperes (Amps) Through 225 Amps

Figure 9-1 Test Blocks for Self-Contained Metering, 0 Amps-225 Amps

9.3. Test Switch Mounting Base Detail

Figure 9-2 Removable Test Switch Mounting-Base Detail

9.4. Separate CT Cabinet, 201 Amps and Above, Single Phase and Three Phase

Table 9-1 CT Cabinet Minimum Dimensions
Figure 9-3 Cabinet Showing Stud-Mounted Cover
Figure 9-4 Cabinet Showing Flanged Cover Fastened by Sealable Rivet Latche
Figure 9-5 Cabinet Showing Hinged Front Cover

9.5. CT Mounting Base, 201 Amps Through 400 Amps

Figure 9-6 For 3-Wire, Single-Phase Services
Figure 9-7 For 4-Wire, Three-Phase Servicese

9.6. Alternate CT Mounting Base, 3-Wire, One Phase or Three Phase

Figure 9-8 CT Mounting Base (Single-Phase or Three-Phase, 3-Wire, 201 Amps-600 Amps, 0 Volts-600 Volts)

9.7. Bused CT Cabinet, 3-Wire Service, 201 Amps Through 800 Amps

Figure 9-9 Bused CT Cabinet, 3-Wire Service, 201 Amps-800 Amps

9.8. Bused CT Cabinet, 4-Wire Service, 201 Amps-800 Amps

Figure 9-10 Bused CT Cabinet (4-Wire Service, 201 Amps-800 Amps)

9.9. Meter Box for Transformer-Rated Metering

Table 9-2 Hinged Meter Panel Requirements
Figure 9-11 Meter Box for Transformer-Rated Metering (for Single-Phase or Three-Phase Installations)

9.10. Underground Service-Termination Section and Pull Box

Table 9-3 Minimum, Wall-Mounted, Pull-Section Dimensions: Residential and Non-Residential, Single-Phase or Three-Phase
Table 9-4 Minimum Pad-Mounted (Floor-Standing) Switchboard Pull-Section Dimensions: Residential and Non-Residential, Single-Phase and Three-Phases
Figure 9-13 Typical Underground Service Termination Section and Pull Box, Wall-Mounted or Pad-Mounted (Floor-Standing)
Figure 9-14 Detail of Clearance Requirements for Adjacent Termination Bus Stubs
Figure 9-15 Detail of Aluminum, Termination Bus Stubs

9.11. Approved Service-Terminal Conductor Connectors

Table 9-5 Approved, Compression-Type, Service-Terminal Connectors
Figure 9-16 Service-Terminal Conductor Connector

9.12. Underground-Service Auxiliary Pull Cabinet

Figure 9-17 Cabinet Showing Stud-Mounted Cover
Figure 9-18 Cabinet Showing Flanged Cover Fastened by Sealable Rivet Latches
Figure 9-19 Cabinet Showing Hinged, Flanged Covers
Table 9-6 Minimum Connection Cabinet Sizes

9.13. Nonresidential Service Pedestals (EUSERC 308)

Figure 9-20 Front View
Figure 9-21 Side View
Figure 9-22 Wireway Pull Section
Figure 9-23 Hinged Demand Reset Cover With Polycarbonate Viewing Window
Table 9-7 Minimum Dimensions (Inches)

Electric Switchboards: 0 Through 600 Volts

10.1. Scope

10.2. General Requirements

10.3. Switchboard Service Section

10.3.1. Standard Switchboard Service Section
10.3.2. Specifically Engineered Switchboard Service Sections
10.3.3. Requirements for All Switchboard Service Sections
10.3.4. Standard Switchboard CT Compartment, 0 Through 1,000 Amperes, Single-Phase or Three-Phase, 3-Wire Service
Figure 10-1 Standard Switchboard, CT Compartment, 0 Through 1,000 Amperes, Single-Phase or Three-Phase, 3-Wire Service
10.3.5. Standard Switchboard CT Compartment, 0 Through 1,000 Amperes, Three-Phase, 3-Wire and 4-Wire Services
Figure 10-2 Standard Switchboard, CT Compartment, 0 Through 1,000 Amperes, Three-Phase, 3-Wire and 4-Wire Services
10.3.6. Standard Switchboard CT Compartment, 1,001 Through 3,000 Amperes, Single-Phase or Three-Phase, 3-Wire Service
Figure 10-3 Standard Switchboard, CT Compartment, 1,001 Amperes Through 3,000 Amperes, Single-Phase or Three-Phase, 3-Wire Service
10.3.7. Standard Switchboard, CT Compartment, 1,001 Through 3,000 Amperes, Three-Phase, 4-Wire Service
Figure 10-4 Standard Switchboard, CT Compartment, 1,001 Through 3,000 Amperes, Three-Phase, 4-Wire Service
10.3.8. Standard Switchboard CT Compartment, 3,001 Amperes and Larger, Three-Phase, 3-Wire Service
Figure 10-5 Standard Switchboard, CT Compartment, 3,001 Amperes and Larger, Three-Phase, 3-Wire Service
10.3.9. Standard Switchboard CT Compartment, 3,001 Amperes and Larger, Three-Phase, 3-Wire or 4-Wire Service
Figure 10-6 Standard Switchboard, CT Compartment, 3,001 Amperes and Larger, Three-Phase, 3-Wire or 4-Wire Service
10.3.10. Removable Link Assemblies
Figure 10-7 Switchboards, 0 Through 600 Volts, CT Compartment, 1,001 Through 3,000 Amperes, Removable Link and CT Support (One-Bolt Configuration)
Figure 10-8 Switchboards, 0 Through 600 Volts, CT Compartment, 1,001 Amperes Through 3,000 Amperes, Removable Link and CT Support (Four-Bolt Configuration)
Figure 10-9 Switchboards, 0 Through 600 Volts, CT Compartment, 3,001 Amperes and Larger, Removable Link and CT Support (Two-Bolt Configuration)
Figure 10-10 Switchboards, 0 Through 600 Volts, CT Compartment, Removable Link and CT Support (Six-Bolt Configuration)
10.3.11. Standard Section for Self-Contained Meter Sockets, 0 Through 225 Amperes, Installed in Switchboards: Nonresidential
Figure 10-11 Standard Section for Self-Contained Meter Sockets, 0 to 225 Amperes, Installed in Switchboards: Nonresidential
10.3.12. Service Terminations for Underground Services
Figure 10-12 Pull Section
Figure 10-13 Separate Pull Box
Figure 10-14 Bottom-Fed Service Section
Table 10-1 Minimum, Bottom-Fed, Pull-Section Dimensions
10.3.13. Underground, Service-Termination Pull Section (Located Below Ground Level)
Figure 10-15 Switchboard Pull Section
Figure 10-16 Switchboard Pull Section Side View (W-Back, Low Entry), Front View (Y-Side, Low Entry)
Figure 10-17 Extended Top on Switchboard Pull Section Front View (Y-Side Entry), Side View (W-Back Entry)
Figure 10-18 Extended Side or Back on Switchboard Pull Section Front View (Z-Side Entry), Side View (Z-Back Entry)
Table 10-2 Pull Section Dimensions (Minimums) Below Ground Level
10.3.14. Underground Cable-Terminating Facilities in Pull Boxes or Pull Sections
Figure 10-19 Landing Terminal Detail
Figure 10-20 Spacing Requirements
Figure 10-21 Buses Accessible From Only One Side (Bolts Must Be Secured in Place)
Figure 10-22 Buses Accessible From Either Side (Mounting Surfaces on Both Sides of Bus)

10.4. Meter and Switch Sequence Requirements

10.5. Metering Transformer Compartments

10.6. Meter Panels

Table 10-3 Hinged Meter Panel Requirement
Figure 10-23 Standard Switchboard Service Section With CT Compartment and Filler Panel, 0 Through 600 Volts
Figure 10-24 Low-Profile Switchboard Service Section With CT Compartment for Underground, Outdoor Application, 0 Through 600 Volts
Figure 10-25 Standard Switchboard Service Section, 15-Inch Hinged Panel for Socket Meter
Figure 10-26 Standard Switchboard Service Section, 30-Inch Panel for Socket Meters and Recorder

10.7. Multimetering for Self-Contained, Nonresidential Services to 225 Amperes

Figure 10-27 Outdoor or Rain-Tight Enclosures for Switchboards
Figure 10-28 Outdoor or Rain-Tight Enclosures for Switchboards
Figure 10-29 Outdoor or Rain-Tight Enclosures for Switchboards
Figure 10-30 Outdoor or Rain-Tight Enclosures for Switchboards

Electric Switchboards: 601 Through 25,000 Volts and Primary Services

11.1. Scope

11.2. General Requirements

11.3. Specific Requirements for High-Voltage Switchboards

Figure 11-1 Primary Switchboard Termination Section Pad Detail
Table 11-1 Bill of Materials for Concrete Pad
Figure 11-2 Typical, High-Voltage Metering Enclosure: 2,400-Volt Through 17,000-Volt Service
Table 11-2 Dimensions for High-Voltage Meter Enclosures
Figure 11-3 Typical, High-Voltage Metering Enclosure 17,001 to 25,000 Volt Service
Figure 11-4 Typical, High-Voltage Metering Enclosure 17,001 to 25,000 Volt Service

11.4. Interconnection Requirements and Primary Services

Appendix A: Acronyms and Glossary

Appendix B: Electric and Gas Service Documents

TD-7001B-002, PG&E Standards and Requirements for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Interconnections
TD-7001B-005, SmartMeterTM Electric Network Requirements for Indoor Meter Rooms and High-Rise Building Construction
TD-6999B-005, VNEM Installation Requirements
Street Light Conduit Detail
Flame Resistant Requirement Letter
Joint Trench Configurations and Occupancy Guide
Engineering Material Specification 4123, "Backfill Sand"
2004PGM-11, Technical Requirements for Electric Service Interconnection at Primary Distribution Voltages
Table B-1 Plant Matrix for Stockton, Yosemite, Fresno, and Kern Divisions
Table B-2 Plant Matrix for San Francisco, Peninsula, and DeAnza Divisions
Table B-3 Plant Matrix for San Jose, Central Coast, and Los Padres Divisions
Table B-4 Plant Matrix for North Valley, Sierra, and Sacramento Divisions
Table B-5 Plant Matrix for Diablo, Mission, and East Bay Divisions
Table B-6 Plant Matrix for North Coast and North Bay Divisions
Table B-7 Do Not Plant These Trees Under or Within 15 Feet of Overhead Power Lines

Appendix C: Engineering Documents

Gas Engineering Documents

A-42 Standard Branch Service Installation
A-75 Gas Service and Mains in Plastic Casings
A-81 Plugs and Caps for Non-Pressurized Gas Pipelines
A-90 Plastic Main and Service Installation
A-93.1 Plastic Gas Distribution System Construction and Maintenance
A-93.3 Excess Flow Valves
J-15 Gas Meter Locations
J-16 Gas Meter Room
J-95 Meter Guard Design and Installation Arrangement
K-51 Single Meter Cabinet for Domestic Gas Meters
L-16 Gas Pipeline Underground Warning Tape
N-01 PG&E Approved Gas Materials Manufacturers

Overhead Electric Engineering Documents

025055 Requirements for Customer-Owned Poles
055103 Planning Guide for Single Customer Substations Served from Transmission Lines
058087 Agricultural Overhead Service 300 hp or Less
065374 Overhead and Underground Panel Board Construction
066211 PG&E Approved Manufacturers
068179 Service to Cellular on Transmission Tower

Underground Electric Engineering Documents

013109 Corrosion Resistant Ground Rods and Ground Rod Clamps
015251 Connectors for Insulated Cables Underground Distribution Systems
028028 Secondary Enclosures for Electric Underground
036670 Temporary Underground Electric Services Single-Phase, 120/240 Volt, 100 Amps Maximum
038193 Minimum Requirements for The Design And Installation Of Conduit And Insulated Cable
041352 Service Entrance from Underground Vault Using Bus Bars
045292 Concrete Pad for Three-Phase, Loop-Style, Pad-Mounted Transformers
051122 Clearances and Location Requirements for Enclosures, Pads, and Underground Equipment
052521 Electric Service Requirements for Mobile Home Developments
054619 Agricultural Underground Service 500 hp or Less
054712 Permanent Wood Post Installation Underground Electric Service
057521 Pad-Mounted Transfomers Installed Indoors
058817 Terminating Underground Electric Services 0-600 Volts in Customer-Owned Facilities
061032 Residential and Small Commercial Overhead to Underground Electric Service Conversion
062000 Primary Electric Underground Equipment Enclosures
062111 Application of Underground Distribution Transformers
062288 Underground Conduits
063422 Landscape Screen for Pad-Mounted Transformers
063927 Methods and Requirements for Installing Residential Underground Electric Services 0-600 V to Customer-Owned Facilities
063928 Methods and Requirements for Installing Commercial Underground Electric Services 0-600 Volts to Customer-Owned Facilities
063929 Requirements for Bus Duct Entrance Termination Unit for Use with Pad-Mounted Transformers
064309 Box-Pad for Pad-Mounted Transformers
072149 Selection of the Type of Underground Equipment

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