3 phase power lines in VS 3 phase Generator
We are updating our dryer and it probably will be 3 phase vs our current single phase. Our electrical company is kind of working with us, we are currently maxing out the lines. If we want 3 phase we may have to bring the lines to our farm (6.5 miles). We really only need 3 phase when drying. Wondering what people's thoughts were on a generator vs lines in. We wouldn't only need the power for about a month.
Look into a generator unless you plan on doing bin expansion or shop heating to justify cost of line construction. Preferably a propane gen...More
have you looked at generating your own power during harvestable run rest of the year on single phase
You could also run the dryer on a VFD and that will convert single phase to three phase. They are expensive because you have to get a drive ...More
Thanks guys, right now our bid to put the lines in is $67,000/miles. so $270,000 to get it to our farm, but they will Pro rate us.
Our electric company was wanting $10,000 per pole to add 3 phase. We were up to $100,000 for 1 mile.
On our farm we are adding variable fre...More