Multifamily home built in 1901. Obviously upgraded electrical system along the way. Wondering how to describe each panel in the situation below.
3 electrical meters. There is a service panel upstream of the meters with a 100 amp disconnect. Grounding electrodes appear to leave the box below it, however they were not connected to anything (looks like the were disconnected from copper main water pipe.
After that service panel are the meters, with a panel below each meter. Are these panels (1 for each apartment) still considered service panels? Can you have 2 service panels serving the same unit (the common one before the meter and the specific one to each unit)?
I ask not only so I get the nomenclature right, but because the shared bus for ground and neutrals becomes relevant depending on what these individual panels should be considered. Also, the panels specific to each unit don’t have main disconnects and two of them have more than 6 breakers.
Typically I don’t see that panel with disconnect BEFORE the meter on multiunit homes, which is what is causing me the confusion. Usually the panels right after the meters are the service panels. Thanks.