I doubt that Edison would have a problem with this. The picture came from another inspector. We both got a good laugh out of it. He said that the contractor was a no show. He plans on meeting the contractor and asking him to open up the old enclosure.So Cal Edison I doubt will be amused, and I hope you were not either.
We require a metal meter blank. Some inspectors will not allow any panel enclosure to be converted to a junction box. I am mostly okay with the conversion if the existing enclosure is surface mounted and can drain water. This setup is a lot of work to be so completely wrong.How does the contractor propose to secure the old meter opening? Hopefully something better than a piece of cardboard.