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Meter Installation

We're dedicated to providing safe, economical, and reliable service. It is important that your new meter is installed in a safe, maintained, and easily accessible location. Your assigned Xcel Energy representative will work with you to find a meter location that will fit your project needs. In most cases, Xcel Energy will need to receive a Certified Inspection prior to the scheduling of your new meter. Please see Construction & Inspection to find out more.

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Meter Clearance Diagram (PDF)

Electric Meter Requirements

Our Xcel Energy Standards of Installation and Use Manual is your best resource to find and share information on installation and clearance requirements.

Electric Meter Locations Electric Meter Locations
Self-Contained Electric Meter Sockets Self-Contained Electric Meter Sockets
Current Transformers (CTs) Current Transformers (CTs)

Natural Gas Meter Requirements

Natural Gas Meter Locations Natural Gas Meter Locations
Insulating Gas Meter Sets and Grounding Restrictions Insulating Gas Meter Sets and Grounding Restrictions

Installing concrete asphalt around the location of your new gas riser?

If you answered yes, you will need to install a plastic sleeve to create a void between your new gas riser and the asphalt or concrete.

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Resources

Installing and Connecting Service FAQ

Site Readiness Checklist (PDF)

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.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Install carbon monoxide detectors and annually hire a qualified contractor to inspect your home for proper ventilation.

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