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​Power meter inspections improve safety

When we visually inspect your power meter, we look for any potential problems with your property's electrical facilities. We don't complete full inspections on the electric meter box, but we'll let you know if we see a problem and if repairs are needed.

Routine electric meter testing services and inspections may identify damage or exposure of electrical service wires, meter base, meter socket, or electric service grounds. We might also find access to the meter blocked or find electrical service tampering.

Potential problems with electrical infrastructure

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Power meter safety issues: What to look for

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Power meter and electrical service repairs

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  Potential problems with electrical infrastructure

Electrical infrastructure damage can be caused by many factors, including:

  • Normal aging of the meter socket or service wire.
  • Exposed service wires that are pulled down or away from the building.
  • Electrical service tampering.

  Power meter safety issues: What to look for

You can also let us know if you see any problems with your meter. Here are some things to look for:

  • Blocking access to meter

Deck railing covers electrical conduit to meter

Exposed wires below meter

Broken conduit below meter

Meter and conduit pulled away from wall

Meter box pulled out of place

Siding covering meter box and conduit

Rotten wood behind meter causing it to come loose

 

 

 

 

 

  Power meter and electrical service repairs

You are responsible for the maintenance and safekeeping of all electrical service wires, cables, and equipment on your property that are part of your electric service connection. These would have been installed by the builder or developer when your property was built.

If you see electricity infrastructure on the property that needs repairs, we will work with you to identify any issues and ensure it is in a safe operating condition. We may refer you to an EPCOR-approved electrical contractor.

We take electricity safety seriously. If repairs aren't completed in a timely manner, your service may be disconnected until the identified repairs are complete and a City of Edmonton electrical permit has passed inspection.

 


Disclaimer

This webpage provides information only. Any reliance placed on this information is strictly at your own risk. EPCOR does not assume any responsibility or liability for any action, loss or damage that arises out of, or is in connection with the information contained in this webpage.