Many residents who lose power may turn to emergency generators to ensure a continuous source of electricity to refrigerators, freezers, lights, fans and other appliances. SVEC urges residents to exercise extreme caution. While generators are a convenience in keeping appliances running during storm-related outages, they can also create hazards for homeowners and electric utility workers.
When operating a generator
If you desire to obtain a transfer switch for residential use, the cooperative has approved a meter socket based transfer switch by GENERLINK model number MA23-N or S. Member would purchase the transfer switch through GENERLINK (1-800-886-3837) and contact the cooperative to schedule installation at no charge.