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Be prepared for your installation.

To ensure a safe and successful installation, your project site has to meet a set of requirements before Xcel Energy crews can start work. To avoid potential delays, use the checklist below to make sure your site is ready before crews arrive. For more information on clearances and standards of installation, please visit Site Requirements and Meter Installation.


Detailed process map (PDF)

Site Readiness Checklist

Meter Inspection Requirements

Prior to scheduling of your meter installation, an approved Inspection Certification must be sent to Xcel Energy at

Depending on the type of service being installed on your site and state requirements, the approved Inspection Certification may need to be submitted by the local public authority, licensed electrician, or Uniform Dwelling (UDC) Inspector where applicable. Please work with your local authority and an electrician or plumber to find out what's required in your area.

In addition to an inspection, there are additional items you will need to complete prior to the installation of your meter. Refer to the Site Readiness Checklist (PDF) for more information.


Energy Saving Tip

Set your hot water heater to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This isn't just energy smart—it's also safer, since it reduces the likelihood of accidental burns.

May is National Electric Safety Month

Before beginning an outdoor project, be aware of overhead electric lines and keep yourself, your ladders and tools at least 10 feet away from them.

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