Temporary Power, Oakville

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, Oakville

For most construction or renovation projects, it is essential to have reliable access to power. A lack of access to a reliable power source could impact project deadlines and make it difficult to complete the project. Job sites need electrical access for lighting, tools and various other equipment which are necessary in completing the renovation or construction work. As a result, many job sites install a temporary power supply so that workers have access to electrical supply when needed.

In order to successfully install a temporary power supply, various pieces of hardware are needed. The most important component required is an electrical pole, which is typically placed underground less than 70 feet from the job site. The electrical pole will then be connected to a generator or wired supply. The next component required is a temporary power panel, which can either be unmetered or metered. A metered panel will have a certain bandwidth limit, while an unmetered panel has no limit on bandwidth.

The installation process typically requires a permit to be obtained prior to the beginning of the project. It is recommended to hire a licensed electrical contractor, who will be able to obtain the permit on your behalf, and can guide you through the entire installation process. Here at Made Electric, we can assist you in determining the best temporary power setup for your job site, including the type of power poles and panels, and type of generators used. We will answer any questions you may have, and oversee the entire installation process from planning to implementation.

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 Oakville 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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