Review your options for modifying your rural electrical service.

Power Service to Support a Backup Generator

If you want the flexibility of using a backup generator, you need a transfer switch that allows you to disconnect from SaskPower’s main grid to avoid back feed. Commercial options such as a GenerLink are available and would be supplied by an electrician.

For customers billed under the Farm rate, SaskPower offers a replacement power box with meter that includes a built-in standby switch.

These costs are estimates only and subject to an actual quote and site inspection.

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If you need more information, please view our Electrical Service Change PDF.

Backup Generator Details

Backup Generator Details
Service Type Estimated Cost
We replace the existing power box and meter with a standby switch so you can use a backup generator. This price does not apply if service is to a customer-owned meter box or for services greater than 200 amps.  $700

Notes:

  • An electrical permit is required for wiring the plug on the farm power centre standby unit.

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