Last updated: February 21, 2023

Changes from PGE

We all know PGE updates and changes its Greenbook rules, as of 2023 PGE has made changes that impact the cost of a panel upgrade and the wallet of our customers.

PGE's New Greenbook rules change the distance form gas meter to electrical panel, so if you are upgrading your main panel it now needs to be 36 inches from gas meter edge to edge, which means 90% of homes now need their main panels relocated which in turn means you have to relocate branch circuits that com into the panel and if that distance is 6 feet or more you will need to install new Gfci/afci breakers that easily can range from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars. Not to Mention the feed for the main panel if you are an overhead feed, it is a lot easier to move but if it is underground PGE wants homeowners to pay a 1500.00 engineering fee, as well as to install a 3" PVC conduit from main panel to underground box location which the cost of removing any dirt, asphalt, concrete as well as trenching and installing the 3 in PVC and new wire, the responsibility of homeowner. In turn this makes A main panel change range anywhere from $4200.00 on the low end to $20,000.00 or more on the high end.

With this info, please make sure you are hiring professionals who know PGE'S Greenbook and NEC code.

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