Some people prepare for the possibility of power outages by buying an electric generator as a standby system to keep lights and appliances running until service is restored.
A generator may be very beneficial during an extended outage. Generators can also pose serious safety hazards to you and to others. Be sure to follow all safety instructions provided by the manufacturer.
All generators must be installed with a double-pole, double-throw transfer switch to keep the generator from backfeeding into A&N Electric Cooperative's system.
Should you install a generator, please let us know. We will record this information to remind our workers of your generator if they are working on an outage in your area.
To aid members in safely connecting a portable generator to their home’s electrical system, the cooperative has established a GenerLink™ emergency transfer switch program for co-op members.
The GenerLink™ is installed behind the electric meter and does not require rewiring of a member’s electrical system. It includes an interlocking power cord for connection of a portable generator. The device detects when the generator is operating and automatically disconnects from A&N’s distribution system, eliminating a dangerous backfeed.
And it can be used with compatible generators listed at generlink.com.