What is the clearance from a window to the Electric meter on

What is the clearance from a window to the Electric meter on

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JustAnswer Customer: What is the clearance from a window to the Electric meter on an underground service according to the NEC
Pearl Wilson: Assistant: How old is the system in question?
Pearl Wilson: Assistant: And have you consulted an electrician yet?
JustAnswer Customer: I am an electrician.
JustAnswer Customer: We just failed inspection today.
JustAnswer Customer: The inspector said it had to be 3 feet away from a window.
JustAnswer Customer: We are 4 inches away from the window to the side of the meter
Pearl Wilson: Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
JustAnswer Customer: Yes
Pearl Wilson: Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?
JustAnswer Customer: No
Sam I: Electrician: Hello, the NEC doesn’t have a requirement for clearance from windows for panels, conduit, or enclosures.
Sam I: Electrician: Section 230.9 gives clearances for open conductors not in conduit: 230.9 Clearances on Buildings.
Sam I: Electrician: Service conductors and final spans shall comply with 230.9(A), (B), and (C).
Sam I: Electrician: (A) Clearances.
Sam I: Electrician: Service conductors installed as open conductors or multiconductor cable without an overall outer jacket shall have a clearance of not less than 900 mm (3 ft) from windows that are designed to be opened, doors, porches, balconies, ladders, stairs, fire escapes, or similar locations.
Sam I: Electrician: Exception: Conductors run above the top level of a window shall be permitted to be less than the 900 mm (3 ft) requirement.
Sam I: Electrician: So unless you have open conductors there is no NEC requirement for clearance.
Sam I: Electrician: It is either a power Utility requirement or a local amendment to the NEC.
Sam I: Electrician: Or the inspector is wrong of course
JustAnswer Customer: That’s the way I read it too.
JustAnswer Customer: Thanks for the conformation
Sam I: Electrician: You’re welcome.
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