In reference to my question Main and subpanels selection in new project I was told the 2020 NEC (that my state will adopt next year) will not allow a "ranch panel" to be installed anymore.
In practice, my question is simple: if I have different buildings or spots in my property where it is desirable to have an electric panel, and I just have a single meter from the power company, what is a circuit topology allowed by the 2020 NEC to do so?
- house with a 200A panel and a load center in the kitchen
- garage/workshop with a 200A panel
- 100A panel at the pool
- 100A panel in a BBQ area
If the main breaker panel is not allowed to have any extra circuits other than the main (rules of six no longer exist) how is one supposed to do the above, which to me does not seem like a very uncommon topology?
I have read about exterior disconnects, but I am not sure they are relevant in this particular case.