Are you considering building a new grain bin? Please call the SCPPD office to discuss your plans with our Operations Manger. The National Electrical Safety Code sets minimum clearances around grain bins. It requires that any high-voltage power lines (over 600 volts) be 18.5 feet above the highest point on a grain bin. Additionally, the Code sets the minimum distance that power lines must be from grain bins, depending on the bin’s height. For instance, a bin that is 15 feet tall must be at least 55 feet from power lines on its loading side, and a bin that is 50 feet tall must be at least 143 feet from power lines on its loading side.
You can find additional information on this website under “SAFETY” and “Siting Grain Bins”