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While you can buy your electricity from various companies, the local power company has a state-designated monopoly in building the electrical grid in the area and connecting you to it (and charging energy transfer fees.)chriscross wrote:does anyone know what companys can provide electrical connections to a cottage without electric
I might need connecting to the grid
See here for a zoomable map where you can click on the various localities to find out which company is responsible for the area where you cottage is located:
Here’s an official list of those designated companies:
Once you have found out what the expenses would be for getting connected to the grid in the first place (and what kind of grid-building/cable trench-digging work it would require), you can of course freely choose the company which will design and install the house internal wiring, sockets, switches, light fixtures, breaker panel, and whatnot.
If there’s a lot of digging involved and the local ISP/telco also has some conveniently-located point of presence in the area, maybe you’d also want to find out if there’s a possibility to get optical fiber installed in the same trench. Or maybe the power company themselves can provide something (not sure about this one, but some of them apparently have been moving into this direction.)
Some keywords for contractor searches: sähkösuunnittelu, sähköurakointi, sähköasennukset
How far is the nearest electrical supply? when I had my house connected to the mains water supply 700m away (previously I had my own well) I shared the cost with a neighbour and the total was about 16k euro (we split that in two). This is the cost of putting a pipe underground and a couple of valves. For electrical supply I suppose it would be more since if overhead then there are the poles and fittings on each.
An isolated cable from a transformer normally runs 500 to 800 meters. If the high voltage lines (those 3 overhead uninsulated lines) are much further away it will become very costly.How far is the nearest electrical supply?
I needed to make a small change to an existing pole (changing support from cable to pole), it cost me €2000,-.For electrical supply I suppose it would be more since if overhead then there are the poles and fittings on each.
And if there is no clear path trees have to be cut down (need permission from the landowners).
How much time do you spend at the place? It might be far cheaper to install some solar panels, or just buy a gas or diesel powered generator. Quite a lot of Finns use gas powered generators at their cottages. You can keep the noise down by surrounding it with dirt or bricks and placing a stryox board over the top.