Bc hydro power hookup

bc hydro power hookup

How do I contact BC Hydro about an installation?

Questions can be directed to our Electric Service Coordination Centre team Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 1 877 520 1355. If crews cant proceed with the request because the installation does not meet BC Hydro requirements, service will be rejected and call back charges will be applied.

How much does it cost to open a BC Hydro account?

Your landlord’s name and phone number (if you are renting). Note that a charge of $12.40 + GST for each new account will appear on your first BC Hydro bill. There is a $12.40 + GST charge for setting up new accounts. You may need to pay a security deposit to start electrical service at your home or business.

Do I need an intermediate pole for BC Hydro?

If the service length exceeds 30 metres, an intermediate pole may be required. Service connections to private property poles or garages may help alleviate problems resulting from clearances and other BC Hydro, WorkSafe BC and Electrical Code requirements. Trees must be cleared to 3 metres on each side of any secondary conductor.

When do I need a pull box for BC Hydro?

If the total number of bends installed between BC Hydros duct stub off point and the meter base exceeds a composite angle of 135 degrees, a pull box may be required. The minimum radius of any conduit bend must be 900 mm (3 feet). All underground service conduits must be drained at the building entrance as per the BC Electrical Code.

How do I contact BC Hydro customer service?

If you need to talk to us, please contact BC Hydro Customer Service at 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376). Some of our busiest call times are Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon, and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

What happens if the installation does not meet BC Hydro requirements?

If crews cant proceed with the request because the installation does not meet BC Hydro requirements, service will be rejected and call back charges will be applied. The point of attachment must be within 7 metres above the ground.

How do I remove a BC Hydro meter from my property?

Removal of service. BC Hydro crews will remove the service and the meter upon customer request at a vacant premise. Only the registered owner or authorized business partner can request the removal of service. Contact our Electrical Services Coordination Centre at 1 877 520 1355 to request a meter removal.

How far should a BC Hydro meter be from a building?

The meter base is not more than 1 metre (3 feet) from the corner of the building closest to BC Hydros source. If the site has more than one meter base, the meters are clearly marked (i.e. House and Suite, A and B). BC Hydro crews will remove the service and the meter upon customer request at a vacant premise.

Do I need a pull box for BC Hydro ductwork?

If the total number of bends installed between BC Hydros duct stub off point and the meter base exceeds a composite angle of 135 degrees, a pull box may be required. The minimum radius of any conduit bend must be 900 mm (3 feet).

Do I need an intermediate pole for BC Hydro?

If the service length exceeds 30 metres, an intermediate pole may be required. Service connections to private property poles or garages may help alleviate problems resulting from clearances and other BC Hydro, WorkSafe BC and Electrical Code requirements. Trees must be cleared to 3 metres on each side of any secondary conductor.

How do I install BC Hydro service in my building?

BC Hydro prefers installation of the service duct and meter base on the outside of the building wall. After the service has been connected, a removable and non-combustible aesthetic covering can be installed over the duct and meter base. there is a 25 mm access cavity around the meter base. Note: Drawing is for reference only.

What are the conditions of my service with BC Hydro?

For a full description of the conditions of your service with BC Hydro, please refer to the Electric Tariff. To avoid a disruption in electricity service, set up an account before you move into your property. We disconnect electricity when no one applies for service at a property after the previous account holder moves out.

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