Are There Parts of Your Farm Without Power?

How is your farm powered? You may rely on generators for your electricity, or perhaps you live close enough to the grid to have municipal power in your home. Having easy access to electricity will make your life far easier. You can turn on an electric light, or power up your technology without worrying about topping up the generator before the fuel runs out.

It is great to have access to electricity in your home and any nearby buildings, but what can you do when your workshops are at a distance from your home? There could be lots of reasons that you need to store equipment away from your property. If you have machinery in a remote location, you may not have electricity readily available there, which can be awkward. What happens if you need to carry out repairs and there is no electricity? What can you do if you are working at a remote location for an extended period and need access to technology? One possible solution is to talk to a power installation company and see how easy it would be to install a new power line.

Bring in the professionals

You might think that as the new power installation will only run across your property, you could carry out the work yourself. That is not a good idea, you may be able to connect the power and run a cable from one location to another, but you can't be sure that the work is finished safely. Only a qualified team of electricians with experience in power installation will know what type of cables to use, and how to complete the work at a satisfactory standard. Even a residential electrician may not have the qualifications needed to connect the power installation properly, so check carefully when hiring a power installation engineer.

Under or over?

The first question a power installation company will need to ask is where the power will come from? Having identified the source of the power, they must decide how to connect that location with the new area where you want to use electricity. The decision will be between an overhead power line and an underground power line. You must choose carefully since the consequences could affect your operations for years into the future. Overhead power installations are often cheaper, but you may not want to create an eyesore across your land. Overhead lines are also prone to damage in storms, so you must consider the likely weather in the area. An underground power installation is less prone to damage but can place restrictions on how the land is used.