Is it safe to use a generator when I lose power?

A generator can be a wonderful tool during an outage, but it also can be extremely dangerous if used improperly. Be aware that PEC requires a generator transfer switch (double-throw) device when you connect a generator to your home's electrical circuits. Otherwise, if a generator is online when electrical service is restored, it can become a fire hazard. In addition, the improper connection of a generator to your home's electrical circuits may endanger service crews helping restore power in your area.

Contact PEC's Engineering department at (580) 332-3031 before installing a generator to ensure correct installation at your meter. Visit our Generators page for more tips.