54Views6Replies

Author Options:

Is there a high power mains supply for industrial purposes? Answered

I am building a manufacturing plant and have machinery that will require 792 kilowatts. Obviously I can't pull this from the grid so I was wondering if there  is some kind of high power line for industrial purposes.

Discussions

0
None
iceng

Best Answer 4 years ago

YES...... That's only a thousand horse-power. You could make do with three gas turbine generators on site. Or if you have Wind 4 or 5 propeller generators would do it for you plus you could sell excess power........ But you want established power.

Locate your plant along the power line or next to the A-plant it is designed to feed.

Any power company, except where you are, builds a larger power line then is actually needed, because of future expansion.

You can save money for the A-plant by installing a " Load Shedding " system for them and operate on their low times for your B-plant as a start.

0
None
steveastroukiceng

Answer 4 years ago

Caterpillar will happily supply a packaged 1MW system

0
None
steveastrouk

4 years ago

Not 'Obviously' at all, unless you are really out in the distant wilds away from the grid.

A MW is a pretty low power requirement for the supply utility.

0
None
versos-tksteveastrouk

Answer 3 years ago

I meant for the standard commercial grid that you use at home.

0
None
steveastroukversos-tk

Answer 3 years ago

You can probably pull 1MW from the local grid on three phases quite easily, its only 1500Amps.

0
None
Downunder35m

4 years ago

Depends on your area (industrial or residential), the available power options in place and how much money you plan to invest.

I installed directly from the underground power lines into factories for moderate power requirements but also installed seperate HV transformers to provide enough power directly from the 10kV mains lines in the area.

Your best and only option would have been to check this prior to starting your project.

Ask the grid supplier in the area on the available options, if you have a long term contract for the building they are often quite good with "discounts" on the installation of these demanding power solutions.

But be prapered to hand in over 15 grand upfront for the installation costs.

You can be lucky though and have a HV supply line close by and if you have room for the transformer on the property it will help too.