Temporary Power, Mississauga

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, Mississauga

When completing a construction or renovation project, it is essential for workers to have reliable access to electrical power. This is incredibly important because workers need to have access to lighting and equipment, and be able to use electrical tools. A lack of reliable electrical power could cause project delays, and make it difficult to complete the project on time. In both commercial and residential spaces, it is common to install a temporary power supply to allow workers to have the needed access to electrical supply.

There are two important pieces of equipment required to install a temporary power supply system – a power pole, and a power panel. There are two main types of power panels – metered and unmetered. The main difference between the two is that a metered panel is limited in bandwidth, while an unmetered panel is not. On the other hand, the electric pole is a piece of equipment that is typically placed underground within 70 feet of the job site. If the pole is close enough to a nearby utility source, it can be connected to a wired supply, otherwise a generator will be used.

Installing a temporary power supply requires a permit, which is why it is important to ensure that the work is done correctly by a licensed electrical contractor. A licensed electrical contractor will make sure that the work done is in compliance with the Electrical Safety Authority’s standards and regulations, and can obtain a license on your behalf. Here at Made Electric, we can guide you through the entire installation process and answer any questions you may have.

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 Mississauga 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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