Proper placement of grain bins in relation to existing high voltage power lines is extremely important. Planning for adequate clearances can reduce the risk of accidental contact between power lines and tall farm equipment such as portable grain augers, elevators or grain probing devices.
In addition to safety considerations, there are also requirements for power line clearances which are mandated by National Electric Safety Code (NESC). A bin placed too close to a power line may need to be moved or the power line relocated (i.e. raised or rerouted), due to a code violation. These changes are likely to be expensive and may be charged to the bin owner. Talk with us before the bin site is confirmed.
Call South Central PPD at 1-800-557-5254 or 402-225-2351 if you have questions on the placement of your bin site near power lines.