How to Get Power Connected to a Remote Location

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How to Get Power Connected to a Remote Location

17 August 2020
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As land is so expensive in an urban environment, many people choose to build a new home in a somewhat remote location. They may be able to get a lot more land for their dollar and have more freedom as a result, but they also have to think about certain other practical issues. For example, what will they need to do to get a power supply?

Power Distribution

The national or state utility provider will typically run power cables to strategic points in any given area. They will take into account how many private or business customers are in that area and will make sure that each client can be connected to power when the time is right. Sometimes, they may provide an installation and connection service "in-house," but at other times, the customer will have to arrange this themselves.

Choosing Your Partner

If you find yourself in this position, you will need to work with an organisation that has experience and knows how to do the job properly without any issues. They will need to work closely with the utility provider and get the relevant permissions in place before they can proceed.


To begin the process, they will talk with you about your plot of land and, specifically, where you intend to place the building. They will want to know if the land has already been developed in any way or if there are trees, bushes and other obstacles to consider.


They will then be able to suggest an ideal path for the new power lines, whether they are above ground or below. They will work with relevant rules and conditions set out by the government or the utility provider with regard to clearance and any potential obstruction.

Commencement of Work

Typically, you will need to begin work on the property and lay the foundation slab before the service provider, or utility company, will agree to any actual work. They want to make sure that you intend to proceed with the project, and you will then need to sign the relevant contracts for service.

Inspection and Switch on

Usually, the local government will need to inspect the power installation and satisfy themselves that everything is up to code. You will then be able to get your meter installed and will be able to activate your service from then on.

Initial Questions

In an ideal world, you should talk with an installation company and the utility provider before you agree to buy the land in question. This will give you peace of mind, as you will be able to figure out any problems in advance and budget for the work as well.

For more information, reach out to a professional who provides power installation services.