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Old 06-25-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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I am considering buying 20 to 30 acres thirty minutes SE of Magdalena, NM. I am unsure of how far I will have to run the electrical line but it could be as much as a quarter of a mile. I'm curious how much that would cost to run the electrical from the pole to the house. Anyone with information, please do share. I need to have an idea on what I'm looking at. Thankyou!
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Unless you're planning on building a factory or a subdivision, I don't think a power line extension is a very good idea. You're looking at, minimum, hundreds of thousands of dollars just for the line, not including stuff at the terminals. And that's for clear level ground, which I suspect you don't have available to the lot. Multiply the cost by 5 or more to put in underground cabling. And the whole enterprise will require maintenance.

Consider, alternatively, a solar and battery system. For $30k and perhaps $1k in maintenance each year (including backup generator), you can live off-grid and laugh at occasional power outages faced by your on-grid neighbors. You also won't ugly up the horizon with your electrical service; I imagine the views are a big part of the reason for buying the land.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:40 AM
 
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Thankyou....I was thinking that route anyway....I agree..I hate to clutter up the beautiful view!
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Pie Town New Mexico
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We bought in Catron county. Pie Town. Our subdivision has electric to road so from road to cabin was about 2 grand. Hope this helps. We use solar and propane and electric.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:04 PM
 
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It's served by Socorro Electric Coop.


Socorro Electric Cooperative, Inc. PO Box H
215 E. Manzanares Ave.
Socorro, NM 87801
(575) 835-0560
(800) 351-7575
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I am considering buying 20 to 30 acres thirty minutes SE of Magdalena, NM. I am unsure of how far I will have to run the electrical line but it could be as much as a quarter of a mile. I'm curious how much that would cost to run the electrical from the pole to the house. Anyone with information, please do share. I need to have an idea on what I'm looking at. Thankyou!
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New Construction Application Process
1. Contact the Member Services Department at 575-835-0560 (menu option 0) to set up an account and work request. The Staking Technician will call you to set up a meeting on site. He will review the property,
draw out the plan, and pass it on to the Estimator. The Estimator will send you a written estimate for the cost of running power to the desired location. The applicant may need to come in to the office to complete the necessary paperwork. All required fees will be collected at this time.
Entire page at: http://socorroec.coopwebbuilder2.com...ess_070914.pdf

If serious, I would give them a call...
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