Temporary Power, Markham

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, Markham

Construction workers rely heavily on electrical power in order to use necessary tools, lighting and equipment. A lack of reliable power source could impact project deadlines and make it tough to complete the project on time. This is especially important for workers in both residential and commercial/industrial spaces. As a result, it is common to install a temporary power supply to give construction workers the electrical supply which they need.

The two most important pieces of equipment required for a temporary power supply system is a power pole, and a power panel. The electrical pole is typically placed underground, less than 70 feet from the job site. The power pole can either be connected to a generator or wired supply – this depends on the location of the job site and its proximity to a utility source. If the nearest utility source is close enough, then a wired supply is the optimal choice, otherwise a generator will be used. The next piece of equipment needed is a temporary power panel, which can either be metered or unmetered; a metered panel is limited in bandwidth while an unmetered panel is not.

The installation process will require a permit, which is why it’s important to work with a licensed electrical contractor who can obtain the permit on your behalf. Here at Made Electric, we can guide you through the entire installation process and answer any questions you may have. Our team is skilled in providing quick and efficient service, and can help you determine the optimal layout for your job site.

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 Markham 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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