These are the Rules for Electric Meter and Service Installations (REMSI) referred to in Rule 2 of the electric service tariff of PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL EU) on file with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Nothing in these rules shall in any way conflict with the requirements of the NEC or with any state or municipal ordinance applying to electrical installations.
These rules are issued to advise the customer, architect, engineer or electrical contractor of the general type of wiring and electrical apparatus and method of installation acceptable to PPL EU. All sketches included in this book are for illustration only; PPL EU will provide detail construction drawings upon request from the customer.
PPL EU’s electric service tariff provides that PPL EU may refuse to connect a service or may disconnect an existing service when in PPL EU’s judgment or when PPL EU has received notice that the customer's installation is not in proper operating condition or does not conform with these rules or the customer's equipment or use thereof impairs PPL EU’s equipment or the service to other customers.
The characteristics of service PPL EU provides in each case depend upon the size, nature and location of the load. Therefore, all requests for service or any questions concerning the application of these rules shall be referred to PPL EU for assignment to an authorized representative before customer purchases equipment or installs wiring.
PPL EU does not accept responsibility for any information given to a customer or applicant for service unless such information is furnished by the assigned authorized representative and, when requested, confirmed in writing.
These rules are not intended to be restrictive or burdensome, but rather that the requirements as a whole may serve to promote safety and expedite the establishment of service.
These rules will be revised or amended from time to time to conform with the development and progress in the electrical industry.
The NEC contains basic minimum provisions necessary for safety. Compliance with Code requirements does not guarantee to the customer an adequate wiring system that can be expanded for additional electrical appliances or uses of electric service. Good service and satisfactory operation of equipment often require larger sizes of wire, more branch circuits and better types of equipment than the minimum Code requirements.
Attention is called to the fact that, under PPL EU’s tariff, PPL EU is responsible for adequate service provided only to the point of service and not beyond that point. The customer is solely responsible for installation, operation, and maintenance of the customer's wiring and equipment.