Electrical service requirements in 2020

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Posted by: from Niagara On The Lake
1/26/2020 at 8:38:25 AM

Is 200 amp service the minimum for a new build. I will disconnect / take out my old service, and bring in power underground (Niagara region). Does it have to be 200 amps?

And I read there should be a rough in for an EV. Is this also true? Jan 2020.



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Date/Time1/26/2020 at 7:07:11 PM

Yes for sure

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Date/Time1/26/2020 at 8:44:06 PM

Yup. All true

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Jerry in Niagara On The Lake
Date/Time1/27/2020 at 6:28:55 AM

Thanks for the response.

So this is OBC and my electrician should build these items/costs into their quote.

Not extras.

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Date/Time2/8/2020 at 7:59:53 PM

The 200 amp service is a requirement on new builds only. If it is a renovation, then it is not required, although there should be a new demand calculation completed. Typically the electrician is not responsible for the underground portion to your meter.

NOTL Hydro will either contract out that work or will provide you a price for that work. Every utility that I have worked with will always install 200 amp underground regardless of the demand at the house / building. What you want to be sure is that you do not need more the 200 amps depending on the size of your home. Many new builds in NOTL are needing 400 amps because of the lack of natural gas connections and the additional amount of floor space being built.

There is no longer a requirement for an EV receptacle / conduit; it was removed from the OBC when Ford took over.



J.L. Kuehnl-Cadwell, CD, ME

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Jerry in Niagara On The Lake
Date/Time2/9/2020 at 2:36:45 PM

Our build is classified as a renovation although it was a complete tear down and new build result.

Many thanks for the response John.

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Date/Time2/22/2020 at 7:02:46 AM

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