Rules for Electric Meter & Service Installations (REMSI)

Information for customers and contractors

Revision information for Sketches and Customer Reference Specifications (CRS) please see Complete List of Changes.

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More Information for Electrical Safety.


What's yours and What's ours

PPL Electric Utilities maintains the wires and facilities that deliver electricity and the meters that measure electricity use. The links below show diagrams for a home electrical system and who is responsible for the various parts of it.



Subject: New Online Inspections from PPL Electric Utilities

NOTE: Beginning March 1, 2016, only inspections submitted online will be accepted. The fax process will be discontinued.

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INSPECTORS: PPL Electric Utilities has converted to a new work management system that uses 8-digit workorder numbers. You should expect to see 8-digit numbers for newer jobs. However, there could still be some older jobs that have 6-digit numbers because they were established in the old system.

  • Only electricians authorized to participate in PPL EU's Fast Track Program may alter PPL EU meter seals and make permanent connections at the customer's point-of-contact with PPL EU's distribution system. See Rule 1, J and K .

INSPECTORS: Please help PPL EU prevent unauthorized alteration of our facilities by enforcing these provisions of REMSI.

  • It has been brought to PPL Electric Utilities' (PPL EU) attention that when an inspection is failed, a second inspector is being brought in for re-inspection. This does not follow PPL EU's guidelines for multiple inspections.

Please see the Electrical Inspections section for more information.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction in Reference to Tariff
  2. Notice - Theft of Service
  3. Foreign Load
  4. Applying for Electric Service
    • Including:
      • New Service
      • Upgraded Service
      • Residential Service Requests
      • Small Business, Commercial, and Industrial Service Requests
      • Single Phase and Three Phase Service Requests
    • Contact Phone Numbers for Service
  5. Map of PPL Service Area
  6. Suggested Safe Practices
  7. Definitions/Terms/Acronyms
  8. List of Rules
  9. Approved Metering and Equipment Tables Index
    • Meter Service Devices
    • Instrument Transformer Cabinets
    • Switchgear Metering and Termination Compartments
    • Pad Mounted Metering and Service Termination Cabinet
    • Automatic Transfer Switches
    • Service Conduits
    • Slip Risers
    • Connectors
    • Solar Inverters
    • 12kV Customer Main Switches
  10. Master Sketch Table
  11. Complete List of Changes
    • Changes to Sketches
    • Changes to Customer Reference Specifications (CRS)
    • Changes to REMSI Rules
    • Changes to Definitions
    • Changes to Approved Metering and Equipment Tables
  12. Customer Reference Specifications
  13. Letters to REMSI Users
  14. Electrical Inspections

Quick PRINT PDF Documents

  • Quick Print (PDF) - Table of Contents - Items 1 - 7 (updated 10/26/2011, Definitions)
  • Quick Print (PDF) - Complete List of Rules - Item 8 (updated 05/20/2015)
  • Quick Print (PDF) - Approved Metering Tables and Equipment Tables - Item 9 (updated 03/2017)
  • Quick Print (PDF) - Sketches 1 to 39 - Item 10 (updated 09/19/2016)
  • Quick Print (PDF) - Sketches 40 to 61 - Item 10 (updated 09/19/2016)
  • Quick Print (PDF) - Sketches 70 to 90 - Item 10 (updated 09//19/2016)