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Power Service to Support a Backup Generator
If you want the flexibility of using a backup generator, you need a transfer switch that allows you to disconnect from SaskPower’s main grid to avoid back feed. Commercial options such as a GenerLink are available and would be supplied by an electrician.
For customers billed under the Farm rate, SaskPower offers a replacement power box with meter that includes a built-in standby switch.
These costs are estimates only and subject to an actual quote and site inspection.
Backup Generator Details
|Service Type||Estimated Cost|
|We replace the existing power box and meter with a standby switch so you can use a backup generator. This price does not apply if service is to a customer-owned meter box or for services greater than 200 amps.||$700|
- An electrical permit is required for wiring the plug on the farm power centre standby unit.