Emergency generators improperly connected can create a very dangerous condition. Please contact the Cooperative before installing standby generators. Stand-by generators require the installation of a "double-throw" switch to prevent interconnection with the utility grid. When your stand-by generator is being operated, a double-throw switch will help:
- Protect the public, your neighbors and the Cooperative's personnel from accidental electrocution.
- Protect the electric equipment belonging to you or your neighbor from serious damage.