# Can electricity be brought to a place about a quarter mile from the electric meter? How?

this is a large farm. the closest electric meter to a certain field is about one quarter mile away. can electricity be brought that distance? if yes, how?

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• 1 month ago

You will need to have the utility company put in several poles and run the line, not cheap but the only way

• billrussell42
Lv 7
1 month agoReport

eg, 20 amps at 120 volts for 2800 ft  (round trip) with 5 volts loss requires R<0.25 Ω or 0.09 Ω / 1000 ft, which is #9 Cu or #7 Al.

• Zirp
Lv 7
1 month ago

yes, but not with just an extension-cord. You'd need extra high voltage as a lot of it will be lost

• 1 month ago

With that distance, you would have to use large gage wire. But that depends on the current load, which is not stated.

You may have to have the power company run a high voltage line the 1/4 mile with step-down transformer at the end, if the size of the wire gets too big to be practical.

But it all depends on the load.