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Old 01-13-2021, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default Cost of long runs of eletric to property

What would be a good guess to get eletric ran to a property in the hill country. Approx 1 mile


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Old 01-13-2021, 06:23 PM   #2
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$30,000-60,000 depending on terrain.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:31 PM   #3
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A buddy of mine was quoted 5k per pole they have to put in so I would say that number ^^^ isn’t far off.


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Old 01-13-2021, 06:43 PM   #4
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A buddy of mine was quoted 5k per pole they have to put in so I would say that number ^^^ isn’t far off.


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How far can they space poles? Even at 100yd spacing you’re talking 17 poles. That’s 85k.

OP, just call up the electrical company, bend over and spell “run”


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Old 01-13-2021, 06:53 PM   #5
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$30,000-60,000 depending on terrain.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:59 PM   #6
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It’s not cheap. My buddy bought a ranch and it was 45k to get polls probably a quarter of a mile. Was real hilly though
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:40 PM   #7
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I think it depends on the electric company. Fannin county co-op put in I think 7 or 8 poles for my place & my FIL and it cost 3k. I'm sure pricing is different in areas.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:09 PM   #8
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$30,000-60,000 depending on terrain.
This. If they don't have to blast or drill through solid rock 30k maybe.

I called and talked to the head electric guy. Was nice to him over phone and through e-mails for a long time. Ours started out with an estimate over 120k. After months of talking we got it down to 55k.

Just pray you get a good person that's trying to help you.

You also have to clear the ROW.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:37 PM   #9
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How far can they space poles? Even at 100yd spacing you’re talking 17 poles. That’s 85k.

OP, just call up the electrical company, bend over and spell “run”


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I believe the first two poles were free lol but yeah about 100 yards or so if I remember right.


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Old 01-13-2021, 08:47 PM   #10
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Depends on what company. They all have different extension policies. Oncor will go 300ft free or $7000 which ever will get you farther. This is their residential policy. Commercial 3 ph gets real expensive real quick
Some Coops are a little better with theirs some worse.
Make sure you let them know how many meters total. Shop or barn etc
It may help you on your extension cost.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:19 PM   #11
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Electric coop ran mine half a mile for $675.00 total. Which included membership in the coop.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:15 AM   #12
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VEC told me $14 a foot
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:24 AM   #13
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Electric coop ran mine half a mile for $675.00 total. Which included membership in the coop.
Coops are the best
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:51 AM   #14
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Bandera charged our neighbor $35,000 for just under a mile. We even used our equipment for the right of way on our place to save him money. With our permission he came off our feed. Had he not had this option it would have been double that.
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:16 AM   #15
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Man all kinds of numbers. Thanks everyone.


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Old 01-14-2021, 04:10 AM   #16
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Clear as mud lol


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Old 01-14-2021, 04:28 AM   #17
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If it were me with the prices being thrown around on this thread I would look into solar.

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Old 01-14-2021, 07:03 AM   #18
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If it were me with the prices being thrown around on this thread I would look into solar.

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Or a generator.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:33 AM   #19
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Or 2!
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:46 AM   #20
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Bought my place back in 2012, closes pole was 6/10ths 9f a mile away. CTEC refused to give me a quote unless I committed to having the work done. They also refused to run power lines unless I had a permanent water source on the place (how was I going to power a well pump?) Anyways they gave me a worst case cost of $9/ft to run it which would've been almost $30k. I would still owe them a monthly check and the infrastructure I paid for wouldn't belong to me.

I run generators

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Old 01-14-2021, 07:52 AM   #21
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Bandera charged our neighbor $35,000 for just under a mile. We even used our equipment for the right of way on our place to save him money. With our permission he came off our feed. Had he not had this option it would have been double that.
You are a good neighbor most people would allow this any longer.
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