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Electrician Certification Program

​​​Delmarva Power offers a program to certify master licensed electricians to remove and reinstall electric meters. This program is part of our commitment to improving the customer experience and making it easier for you to perform work on customer equipment. To become certified you will be required to sign an agreement that outlines terms and conditions for removing meters. Signing the agreement also relieves Delmarva Power of any liability in case of injury or damage associated with disconnecting and reconnecting meters. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with you so that you can more effectively and efficiently plan your work, and allow us to continue providing safe and reliability electric service.

Here are answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program that you may find helpful.​

​How can I become Certified?

You are required to have a master electrician license and must sign and return the agreement for the state in which you are licensed. Both MD and DE agreements are available by clicking one of the links below.

State of ​Maryland Electric Meter Removal Agreement

State of Delaware Electric Meter Removal Agreement

You can also contact one of the offices below to request a copy. Please sign the agreement and return using one of the following methods:

Delmarva Pow​​​​​​er​​ (Christiana District)

Distribution Engineering Department 
PO Box 9239 
Newark, DE 19714-9239 
Phone: 302-454-4426 
Fax: 302-454-4094 

Delmarva Power (North East Distric​t)

North East Commerce Center 
2 Center Drive 
North East, MD 21901 
Phone: 401-287-7151 
Fax: 401-287-7149 

Delmarva Power (Centreville Dist​rict)

PO Box 159 
2600 Centreville Road 
Centreville, MD 21617 
Phone: 410-758-4151 
Fax: 410-758-4140 

Delmarva Power (Salisbury Dis​​trict)

Engineering Department 29SC44
2530 North Salisbury Boulevard
Salisbury, MD 21801
Fax: 410-860-6077

Delmarva Pow​​er (Millsboro D​istrict)

Engineering Department
700 East Dupont Highway
Millsboro, DE 19966
Fax: 302-934-3306

How long is the certification Period?

Electricians are certified for three years from the date of the signed agreement.†

†Delmarva Power reserves the right to withdraw certification at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion.

What types of meters are certified electricians allowed to remove in this program?

As a certified electrician, you will be allowed to remove non-bolt in meters only. In addition, only one meter will be authorized to be pulled at multi-unit dwellings/apartment complexes or commercial multi-metered complexes.  For all other meter types or to remove multiple meters, you must follow normal procedures for completing the work, which includes contacting us to remove the meter(s). There are no changes to the electrical inspection requirements with this program.

Do I have to inform Delmarva Power that I am removing a meter?

Yes, you must still contact our Distribution Engineering Department (Monday - Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM) to notify us of the meter removal and reinstall dates (if different). If those dates change, you are required to contact us again with updated information.

How many days advance notice do I have to give for meter removal?

You must notify the company at least 48 hours in advance.​

What if there is a barrel lock on the meter?

Delmarva Power will remove the barrel lock before the scheduled meter removal date.

What are the next steps once the meter is reinstalled?

Once the meter is reinstalled, we will inspect and reseal the meter for safety and theft precautions.

What is the appropriate procedure for electricians that are not certified?

Electricians who are not certified must contact Distribution Engineering to schedule an appointment for us to remove the meter. Please contact us if you have additional questions or would like more information on how to become a certified electrician. For after hour emergencies, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-375-7117.​​

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