Cost to run rural electrical service
Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:07 PM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:20 PM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 09:11 PM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 09:51 PM
Each coop is different. At one time Uncle Sam partially subsidized the service but that was a long time ago.
The best thing to do is call the local coop and get an estimate. Hope you have a deep pocket.
You may be better served by buying a gas powered generator.
"Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." .....Ben Franklin
Nassau Bay, Texas
Posted 09 January 2005 - 10:32 AM
When I built the place I have here in Colorado the rural company could not run electricity to me because of National Forest blocking the access. I had to go solar, with a generator backup. The whole setup for electrical was $30,000 installed. Now this gives 110v for the house and 220v for my well pump, and allows everything to run as if it were in town. My generator runs on propane, and starts automaticly when needed. The house runs off a battery bank of 16 large industrial batteries.
Just for grins I ask the rural electric how much it would have cost to run the line to me and set things up. Their answer was $1,000 per pole. I am very remote in the mountains northwest of Colorado Springs, so the terrain presented it's own problems. Their rough estimate was $180,000 plus. So all I can say is be sure what you are getting into before you commit to it.
"It ain't that hard to hit them,,, it's just so darned easy to miss"
Posted 09 January 2005 - 10:40 AM
Posted 09 January 2005 - 09:50 PM
I hope you get it all worked out.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:40 PM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:45 PM
Let them build as far as they can for free, take feed out of meter, 120/240, buy your own transfomer, feed it 120/240 through the secondary, on a pole, back fed out at primary voltage to over head line as far as you want to go. You will have to do the work or hire a contractor to do it. It is easy, we have lots of customers that take delivery at 120/240 then step it up, and back fed for miles. Customer owned.
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