This does not include non residential service conductors for use in structures not used as a single phase dwelling setting. You also must confirm where the meter base is required to be placed on your dwelling. Yet the advantages of less down time due to loss of power in a storm, damage to your home from a storm, and aesthetic value may make the underground installation cheaper or better for your interest in the long run. You may install a distribution panel, or meter base, conduit or service entrance cable right next to any door, window, wall, etc. If a ground rod is the only grounding electrode available then that made grounding electrode [ground rod] will be your grounding electrode system.
How to Install a Meter Socket
The minimum size grounding electrode conductor for a amp service in copper will be 8.
How to Wire an Electric Meter
Research your electric bill, discover who your serving Utility Company is, then contact your serving Utility Company to gather any specialized rules that will apply to you, and your dwelling. This is the portion of the meter that feeds the service panel or the electrical disconnect. You might notice a drastic size difference between the conductors that you must provide and the size of conductors that your Utility Company uses. You will add to the running total just the largest load.