One would be yes, being that the utility tied all this in together like the above pic shows... It could be neater, but how much neater really?
The other way to look at it, is one riser could be installed with multiple metering eliminating the need for 5 separate risers needing to be fed. This looks like the back of the standard 1960's era strip mall where people have needed more power than what the place was originally designed with and each tenant has had their own unit upgraded and a riser installed accordingly... Of course this would also require the strip mall owner to anti up some cash for upgrading the metering and disconnects. That typically won't happen without an act of congress, a category F4 or stronger hurricane, and Ryan Jackson opening a meade brewery in the formentioned strip mall
#122787 - 01/20/0611:13 PMRe: Is this Normal for a PoCo?