can someone please explain WHY its so difficult (and extortionate) to get power onto my land?
then we were put into the situation where the quotes were between the 9-16K qutotes had massively divergent recommendations which were not reflected in the pricing (mostly we were getting more for the heaper quotes)
So, we opted to resubmit with new contractors from outside the areas covered by NEDL/YEDL/EON...they would quote but would also have to resubmit the info already held by, you guessed it, anyway the long and short of it was thatthere was t possibility that YEDL/NEDL/EON would not 'sign off' the installation if not by them and their subbies SO MUCH for creating a competeive market!!!!
So, in that case we'll go 'off grid', spoke to some very nice people...we can have a fully intergrated system of generator, solar and wind (enough for the barn and five leisure boats) then the rub, planning permission, selling leccy back to the grid, becoming a 'prime generator' and one other stumbling block...'do you know how much KVA you need....AHHHHHHHHHHHH...you tell me, youre the experts...so now have quotes with no firm generator specs from between 20KVA and 125KVA, solar panel pecs which would reclad the barn in its entirety, and a turbine from an offshore drilling rig...not to mention having to build another barn to house the battery banks!!!
I'll tell you what...I'll do it myself!!!!Phil Baptiste