Electric Meter Service/Socket Location Policy

 Electric meter socket install form

Electric service lines to buildings will be extended from the supply transformer to the closest wall, or within fifteen feet on adjacent side walls.

All services requiring a pedestal will be constructed according to standard set by SWL&P. Location of the pedestal must be within three feet of the wall of the building. Meter pedestals may be installed near the lot line/service transformer location, but only under agreement between SWL&P and customer prior to installation.

All metering and metering equipment must be installed in an accessible area on the outside of buildings unless prior arrangements are made with SWL&P.

If you should have questions regarding this policy, please call 715-394-2200 and ask for a customer service representative.


SWL&P’s parent company, ALLETE, has entered an agreement to be acquired by a partnership led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Global Infrastructure Partners and start the process to become a private company.

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