Moving Your Meter Base

Need to move your meter base? We highly recommend contacting MEC and hiring an electrician. Here’s why.

You Don’t Own the Meter

This guide shows you the equipment you are responsible for on your home.

member and co-op responsibilities

Note that while you’re responsible for the meter base, you don’t own the meter itself - MEC does, because our team has the equipment and training necessary to take care of it. A trained MEC employee will be able to move the meter base safely and correctly.

It May Require an Inspection

Many changes to your electric service require inspection by the designated electrical inspector for your area to ensure your service is safe and up to code. Contact your township or city office for specific info. Click here for a list of township offices in our electric service territory.

Do It Right or Do It Twice

When someone is found to have moved their meter base without first contacting MEC and a local inspector, we have to start the process over. That means they wasted their time and possibly money doing it without notifying us. Trust us – it’s easier to make the call.

Permanent Meter Bases Available for Free

Permanent 200-amp meter bases for new services and upgrades can be picked up (at no cost) at our offices. You or your electrician need to supply the electrical entrance either on the home or on a temporary service pole. We do not supply or sell meter bases for temporary services. Those should be supplied by the electrician or purchased at a home improvement store.

To begin your project, visit us at There is a non-refundable $100 engineering fee for assessing your project. For current pricing on overhead and underground construction, please meet with a field engineer. Overhead and underground specification sheets are available upon request from your field engineer. Please note that you still have to contact your local electrical inspector after meeting with your field engineer.

Fees are payable upon receipt of invoice.

We must have 24 hours' notice to schedule a temporary disconnect of service. In the case of holidays, scheduled safety training, and unforeseen circumstances such as storms, we may require more than 24 hours to schedule your disconnect. For a same-day reconnect, you must call back before 3 p.m. A $115 charge is assessed for same-day reconnects if you call back after 3 p.m.

Please call us at 800-492-5989 if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to assisting you with your energy needs.