Temporary Power, Etobicoke

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, Etobicoke

One of the most essential steps in ensuring a construction or renovation project gets completed on time is making sure that the job site has access to power. Job sites need electrical access for tools, lighting and various other equipment which are required to complete the construction or renovation work. Many job sites install a temporary power supply so that workers have the access to electrical supply which they need.

There are various components and pieces of hardware required in order to successfully install a temporary power supply. First and foremost is the electrical pole, which is typically installed underground and needs to be located less than 70 feet from the job site. The installation of an electrical pole will also require a permit, and the poles need to be connected to a generator or wired power supply. The second most important piece of equipment required is the temporary power panel, which can either be metered or unmetered. A metered panel has a bandwidth limit while an unmetered panel has no limit or restriction on bandwidth.

It is recommended to hire a licensed electrical contractor to guide you through the installation process, and determine the best type of setup for your job site. The setup of temporary power supply system will depend on many factors, such as the size of the job site, the type of power poles and panels, and the type of generators used. Here at Made Electric, we will answer any questions you may have, and ensure that the entire installation process is completed smoothly and swiftly.

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 Etobicoke 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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