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I am working on a new 1600amp 120/208v service in saskatchewan. I am running the secondary conductors for the main service into the utilities vault from the main switch. does anyone know if there is any reason i cant use the utilities ground grid (consisting of 5 ground rods and #2 bare Cu around the transformer vault) as the buildings ground grid. im thinking tie a properly sized bare CU from the neutral bus in the main switch out to the grounding bus in transformer which is itself tied to the ground grid around the transformer.

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It appears your right. talked to AHJ today and he says need you own grid. upon further thought into this it makes sense; the utilities grounds the hell out of there X0 bushing with 5 rods and #2 or something to that effect, if there ground is cut for some reason or disconnected, it would be totally ungrounded so the consumer grid functions as a back up groundng means to the X0 as well as a primary grounding means for the building it serves

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