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Transformer Installation Requirements

The information below is for general reference. Your Georgia Power Representative will work with you to determine requirements specific to your project.

Transformer Clearance Specifications:

Any exceptions to the above requirements must be approved by the local fire marshal or the jurisdiction having authority. Before seeking approval, contact Georgia Power Company to evaluate the feasibility of the exceptions. Written approval must be provided to Georgia Power Company.

Transformers shall be located such that:

Equipment Provided By Comment/Restrictions
Overhead Service Conductors GPC From Transformer to customer's weatherhead
Single-Phase underground service conductors GPC Residential customer must pay a flat fee to receive underground service
Three-phase underground service from padmounted transformers Customer Subject to metering requirements
Three-phase underground service from overhead transformers Customer GPC may provide under certain conditions
Service conductor connections in padmounted transformers, at weaterheads, and at metering equipment GPC Subject to GPC review and approval
Concrete transformer pads (contact Georgia Power) GPC GPC will furnish and install. Customer's service conduits must be designed to fit within the secondary side of the pad opening.
Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig or Work

Before beginning any work in the vicinity of an overhead electrical line, call 811 to request an underground locator service or overhead safeguards. For more information, visit Call811.com.

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