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Old 10-20-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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When upgrading the service from, say 100 to 200 amp, does the POCO usually need to upgrade their wires, or do theirs generally deliver 200 amp service? I know the answer will probably depend on locality, and calling the local POCO will be necesary, but I'm just asking as a general rule of thumb.


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Old 10-20-2010, 10:29 AM   #2
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As you suspected this is under the control of the utility. Often times the original wires are not upgraded.


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