A homeowner should expect to pay between $750 and $2,000 to upgrade an existing unit to a 200-amp service, including professional installation. Alone, a 200-amp box will cost $100 to $350 .
The national average for an upgrade to 200-amp service ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 .
Replacing a 200-amp box usually costs between $750 and $2,000 , while replacing a 400-amp box ranges from $1,500 to $5,000.
A standard 200-amp electrical panel will cost between $100 and $350 .
The average cost to upgrade overhead electrical service to 200 amp is between $2,000 to $3,500 . In rare cases it can be around $400-$700 more when you have numerous sub-panels and need to relocate wiring and panel.
The power company will give some service lines for free—for instance, from the road to a site 100 feet away. But when you move beyond with many more poles and many more feet of wire required, then the cost can be $25 to $50 per foot .
Cost to Upgrade to a 200-Amp Service
A homeowner should expect to pay between $750 and $2,000 to upgrade an existing unit to a 200-amp service, including professional installation. Alone, a 200-amp box will cost $100 to $350. In comparison, a 150-amp version runs between $50 and $200.
What is involved in upgrading to a 200-amp service? A licensed electrician will need to obtain a permit to upgrade to 200-amp service. You'll likely need to disconnect the power to replace the meter base and install the 200-amp service wire, main disconnect, and 200-amp electrical service panel.
Powering a shed can be quite costly, especially if it is done by a licensed electrician. However, if you take on the task, it is important you look into how much it costs to run electricity to a shed. Usually, it is anywhere between $100-$600.