I had the power company run a new 200 amp underground service with it's own meter to my shop which is about 150 ft away from the house. They installed a bigger transformer on the pole, did all the work up to the meter, I had to provide them a three inch tile for going under the driveway. It's a safe clean instillation, I would do it again. I would imagine if you consider the price of diesel fuel against the shop's electric bill and the convience of flipping a switch a $30 a month electric bill isn't so bad.