Portable Generators

Portable generators, especially generators designed for home use, are not powerful enough to run your whole home. Necessary appliances such as the refrigerator, freezer, or a space heater should be plugged into the generator. Never plug your generator into regular outlets. A generator connected to your home’s wiring systems must have a double-throw switch that disconnects the generator and your home from Warren RECC’s power system. This switch must be installed by a licensed electrician. Farm and commercial generators must be installed with a switch that disconnects the building from Warren RECC’s power system while the generator is being used.

For members who require life support or any type of medical equipment supplied by electricity, it is recommended that you have immediate access to a generator should outages occur beyond normal restoration time.