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All Your Top Temporary Power Questions, Answered

When you need power solutions for your construction site, temporary power wiring and poles are one of the best options. Yet, you might still have questions. Like how does temporary power work? How do you choose the right company to work with? Below you will find answers to your top questions about temporary power. 

What is temporary power? 

Temporary power is one of the power solutions you can use on your construction site. Typically, it involves setting up power poles, wiring, transformers, distribution equipment, switchgear, and meter panels to get enough energy for the trailers and equipment on your job site. 

Temporary power wiring is very similar to permanent wiring. The main difference is the amount of time that the power is in service. Temporary power is used on construction sites because power is only needed for a limited period of time. 

How does temporary power work? 

Temporary power works very similarly to permanent power, yet it can be set up in a variety of ways. 

Your temporary power options usually include: 

The first step is to figure out what power solutions your construction site needs. If you need help figuring this out, contact a power company to walk you through the system design process. 

How quickly can I get temporary power? 

Getting temporary power on your construction site typically takes 1-8 months depending on the local utility company and municipality or permitting authority. That’s why it’s important to start the process early and include the costs of temporary power into your initial bid. 

Construction crew obtains temporary power for their construction site power solutions.

How do I choose a power company to work with? 

You have to look for a number of factors when choosing a temporary power company to work with. Consider: 

Make sure you get quotes from several companies and ask them about each of the characteristics above. Once you have received initial quotes and proposals, consider the time and budget of your project.  

But no matter which way you go, make sure you find a company that: 

Related: 4 Qualities Your Temporary Power Company Should Have 

How We Can Help 


Power Plus can take care of all your temporary power needs, including: 

Overall, temporary power can be a forgotten, but costly, factor of a contractors overall bid. Plus, it can take time to set it up, with waiting in line to pull permits and pay utility connection fees. That’s why it’s important to work with a company that can do these things for you and make your job easier. 

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