Temporary Power, Brampton

When completing a construction or renovation project, it is essential to ensure that the job site has access to power.
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Temporary Power, Brampton

One of the most common projects homeowners do is a home renovation. Depending on the type of renovation project and the size of the job site, it may be difficult for the construction workers to access the electrical power that they need. This is especially problematic, since construction workers usually need to use electrical tools and equipment, and need the proper lighting to complete their projects. As a result, it has become increasingly common to install a temporary power supply so that workers have the access to electrical supply which they need.

There are two main components required to install a fully functioning temporary power supply – the electrical pole and the temporary power panel. There are two main types of power panels – metered and unmetered. The main difference between the two is that a metered panel has a bandwidth limit while an unmetered panel does not. The use of a metered panel will require careful monitoring of electrical use to ensure that the bandwidth limit is not exceeded. The second piece of hardware required is an electrical pole, which is typically placed underground and needs to be within 70 feet from the job site.

In Ontario, installation of a temporary power supply requires a permit. It is incredibly important to hire a licensed electrical contractor to complete the installation while ensuring that the electrical work being completed is in compliance with the Electrical Safety Authority’s codes and standards. Here at Made Electric, our electricians are skilled and experienced with a variety of different projects, and will work with you to ensure that the entire installation process goes smoothly.

If you’re thinking about installing a temporary power supply today, don’t hesitate to contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information! Our team operates within Brampton and the GTA, and we are committed to helping meet all of your needs.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will my temporary power be supplied by my utility company, or by some fuel source?

Temporary power systems have a lot of different options depending on the configuration of the job site and distance from power access. If the job site is a reasonable distance within power access, you can use a wired setup to connect to a permanent utility source. Otherwise, you will have to use a generator which requires a fuel source.

Is it possible to install an underground temporary power system?

Most temporary power systems in construction sites utilize overhead power solutions, since it is the most cost-efficient solution. However, underground solutions are also available for projects which require temporary power to be routed underground.

Are inspections or permits required for a temporary power system?

According to the ESA, a notification of work must be filed for all electrical work completed in Ontario. Regardless of whether you are using a wired setup or a gas-powered generator, you will need to comply with all regulations and permits required according to the ESA.

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