Building a new grain bin?
Please call the Stanton County Public Power District office to discuss your plans with our Operations Manager. 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 it’s loading side, and a bin that is 50 feet tall must be at least 143 feet from power lines on it’s loading side, respectively.
Contact the office for more details.