Wiring Specifications

The wiring handbook was developed by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative and provides a generic guide for electric wiring.  Adams Electric Cooperative’s requirements may vary from this handbook on electric service entrance requirements and for stand-by generators.  Please contact an Adams Electric Employee for unique requirements in these areas.  The latest addition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) should be followed on all installations.  The Member is responsible for working with your electrical contractor or a qualified electrician to install the service entrance wiring to code.

The Cooperative follows the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) for its requirements.

We will only energize your meter when the National Electrical Code  is strictly followed.

For a PDF copy of the Adams Electric Cooperative Permanent and Temporary Overhead and Underground Electrical Service Form, click here.

Click the links below to view a PDF file of each section of the Wiring Specifications Handbook. Should you have any questions, please be sure to contact us.

Agricultural Buildings
Bonding Frames of Major Appliances
Grounding & Bonding
Manufactured Buildings, Manufactured Homes & Mobile Homes
Minimum Cover Requirements
Obtaining Electric Service from Your Cooperative
Optional Standby Systems
Voltage Drop

For a PDF copy of all wiring specifications, click here. If you have additional questions, please contact us today at (800) 232-4797.

Adams Electric Cooperative
Mailing address: P.O. Box 247, Camp Point, IL 62320
Headquarters Location: 700 E. Wood St., Camp Point, IL
Phone: 217-593-7701 – Fax: 217-593-7120