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Can I use a portable or standby generator during an outage?

Although a portable generator can be a valuable tool, it can also be very dangerous if not installed or used correctly. Here are a few tips:

  • Use your generator only to run specific appliances, and locate it outside so poisonous carbon monoxide fumes don't enter your home.
  • If you use a standby generator, be sure it's professionally installed and inspected according to local and National Electric Codes (NEC).
  • Always follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid injuring or damaging your generator or appliances.
  • Never plug a generator directly into any electric outlets. Generators can feed electricity back into the power lines, putting you and our line workers in danger. Generators should only be electrically connected to the house electrical system through a professionally installed and inspected electrical transfer switch that meets local and National Electrical Codes (NEC), and that isolates the home and generator from the Electrical Utility System service to your house.
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