Aboveground Electric Service
PPL Electric Utilities maintains the wires and facilities that deliver electricity and the meters that measure electricity use. The diagram shows an above ground home electrical system and who is responsible for it.
1 SERVICE DROP: PPL Electric Utilities repairs the wire that runs to your home, but we do not trim trees along the service drop. We will shut off the power at your request so trees can be trimmed safely.
2 POINT OF ATTACHMENT: You are responsible for the anchor that attaches the service drop to your home.
3 SERVICE ENTRANCE CABLE: You are responsible for the wire that runs along the outside of your home into the meter and from the meter to your service panel or fuse box.
4 METER BASE: You are responsible for the metal box that houses the meter.
5 METER: PPL Electric Utilities owns the meter that measures electricity use.
6 SERVICE FUSE BOX: You are responsible for the box, the circuit breakers or fuses, and all of the wiring in your home.
Overhead service PDF (English and Spanish)