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Generator Safety

Generator Danger

For the safety of KEC employees and the public we track where backup generators are installed on our system and request all members who have installed generators call KEC at 208.765.1200.

Generators can cause serious safety problems if improperly installed and could cause injury to KEC workers and the general public. All backup generator installations should have a transfer switch installed in accordance with the requirements of the National Electric Code. Transfer switch installations must be inspected by the State Electrical Inspector and we request that members provide KEC with a copy of the State Electrical Permit for the transfer switch installation.

Also, GenerLink™ has been approved for the KEC system. This is a five-inch device (for 200 amp service only) installed behind your electric meter by a KEC approved, licensed electrical contractor. When you connect a portable generator to GenerLink™ and start it up, GenerLink™ automatically disconnects your house from the electric utility grid preventing the possibility of back feed. Call us at 208.765.1200 or email for more information. 

We also ask that members contact us at 208.765.1200 if they have any on-site generation (such as wind or solar).  


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