C-10 Meter Service Provider Certification

C-10 Meter Service Provider Certification

Are you a C-10 contractor in California and need a Meter Service Provider certification?

Here is the information and steps you’ll need to take.

All non-utility MSPs shall be required to submit a written application to the Commission requesting “Provisional MSP Certification”. The Provisional MSP Certification will be granted to persons or entities who possess a general electrical contractor’s license (C10) issued by the Contractors State License Board. As required by D.97-12-048, the written application shall include the following information:

  • name of person or entity; business address and telephone number
  • the name of the person in which the general electrical contractor’s license (C10) is issued; the license number and expiration date;
  • a description of the applicant’s electric meter installation, maintenance, repair and removal experience, as well as the applicant’s training and experience regarding electrical safety;
  • a description of the educational and training requirements in electrical work and electrical safety that the MSP will require of its employees before they are allowed to install, maintain, repair, or remove electric meters or metering devices.

In addition to the written application, the MSP shall either arrange for a bond in favor of the State of California in the amount of $100,000 or provide the Energy Division with proof that the MSP has commercial general liability insurance with coverage no less than $1 million for each occurrence for bodily injury, property damage and personal injury, and with a general aggregate limit not less than $2 million.  The application shall be submitted to the CPUC, MSP Certification Unit, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. Applications will not be accepted via fax or electronic submission.

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