The Energy Desk aim to provide our clients with an alternative solution for utilities connections, and unravel the ever-growing complexities of the water, gas and electricity industries.
We understand you may still have questions regarding your new utility connections. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions by our users below!
How much does it cost to put electricity on a property?
The cost of putting new electricity on a property will vary depending on where you live and your specific case. There are lots of factors involved which will determine the cost, some of which include, the distance from the nearest power pole, if a new transformer needs to be installed, how the power will reach your house and the electricity company’s policies. Not forgetting the cost of wires, poles and trench digging.
How much does it cost to install underground utilities?
The cost to install underground utilities will vary depending on the provider, distance, utilities used and time it will take. Utilities underground are however more expensive than overhead power lines, due to the transmission voltages and life-cycle cost both being greater.
How deep should electrical cable be buried?
There are no statutory depths for underground electrical cables, as ground levels can change from the original installation, without the knowledge of the cable owner.
Can you lose power with underground lines?
Yes. Even if your lines are buried underground, the transmission line may connect overhead, so could possibly be damaged by bad weather. Underground lines can also be damaged by rocks or tree roots and be vulnerable to flooding.
What utilities are needed for a new house?
Before you move to a new house, it is best to inform your current supplier, so you can transfer your tariff over to the new property. Take your meter readings with you also, to avoid being overcharged when the new occupier moves into your old house. Most energy suppliers will put new movers onto a standard tariff by default, so ensure you find out who your new suppliers are and switch to a less expensive tariff.
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