Having temporary power on site means you can use electrical tools, have sufficient lighting, run plant machinery, and much more. WysePower provides power supply across the UK and Europe. But what exactly is the process of getting power to your site?

A section of land that’s under construction will need a temporary power supply as it’s not connected to the grid. A temporary electrical infrastructure needs to be set up in order to supply power to all the necessary facilities, equipment, lighting etc during the construction phase, and will remain in place until a permanent power source is in place.

Before you set up a temporary power supply

Before you add temporary power to your site, consider the goals of your project, the timeline, and the tools and equipment you need to power throughout the construction phase. This will help your temporary power supplier understand your requirements.

Also, make sure you’re familiar with local regulations and that you have any necessary permits required to install temporary power. Once everything is in place, you’re ready to find a supplier. There may be several companies offering temporary power supplies in your area, so it’s a good idea to call around and ask for quotes so you can find the best supplier for the job.

Installing temporary site power

When you’ve found the right service provider, they will send a team to visit your site to start designing a power distribution system that meets the requirements of your project. They will most likely have queries about the timeline of the project, the start date, and what equipment will need temporary power. While they’re on-site, ensure they have as much information as possible and you know who the main point of contact is.

After the initial visit, the service provider will design and map out a fully comprehensive system for your project. A further site visit may be needed to confirm and finalise the layout of the distribution system.

Once this is finalised and the construction site is prepared, you supplier will install the system. Installation could take a few days but is dependent on the size of the project. It’s important to be aware of the guidelines set out by your supplier, and that everyone working on site follows the health and safety rules.

When your site is ready to be connected to permanent power, the site will switch over to the main grid. Your supplier will then disconnect and remove the temporary power equipment from the site.

Temporary power from WysePower

WysePower offers a comprehensive range of temporary site solutions that will get your site up and running in no time at all. Our expert WysePeople can design on-site service systems to ensure you have power throughout your project.

Our temporary electrical services are fully designed and tailor-made for each project and are tested with all the necessary electrical test certifications. We have solutions to cater every jobsite whether through H.V. substations, temporary generators, or utility connections. We are fully equipped for the installation of 110v and specialist transformers, with an impressive stock of over 7,000 tested and compliant units.

Additionally, if you’re looking to save energy on site, we can install intelligent lighting circuits to projects, reducing power consumption used on lighting. Read more about our sustainable solutions.  

The best bit? Our connections adapt and move with you, so you can have full power for the duration of the project from start to finish.

Is your site ready to be powered up? Visit our temporary electrics page to find out more or call us today for a quote on 0808 168 1675.