Current Standards for Meter Installation

New meter installations must now be underground. Please carefully consult our guidelines & standards (found at prior to installation. PenLight’s standards may exceed the national code; please make certain that your contractor is aware of the PenLight meter standards.

You are also required to obtain an electrical permit from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) prior to installation. The L&I offices are located at 950 Broadway, Suite 200, Tacoma, WA and can be reached by phone at 253-596-3808.