Next Studspace Installation
If you don't already have your meter installed, go to the meter installation page.
First, a note on what is meant by "next studspace". The term "next studspace" as I use it here can really be interpreted as "next available stud space". What this means is the next open stud bay, of large enough size (a standard panel requires 14 1/2”), beside your meter cabinet. There are limitations on this concept, however, as the general idea is to keep your panel(s) as close to the meter as possible therefore keeping the amount of un-fused service cable inside the wall to a minimum. It is not acceptable, for instance, to mount your panel on the other side of a window or doorway from your meter. It is generally acceptable to skip a small stud bay that is not large enough to fit the panel. If you were using a 320 Amp service, you would generally mount one panel on each side of the meter cabinet. The final determination on this will be made by your electrical inspector so if you think it might be questionable, it would be prudent to contact him or her with a question before proceeding.