A generator may be able to help save food in your refrigerator or freezer during a prolonged outage, let you keep your home office running, or power other essential equipment. Generators can also pose serious safety hazards to you and to others, so please follow all safety instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Ohio law prohibits permanently installed or portable generators being connected to other power sources, such as Firelands Electric Cooperative's power lines. If you own and operate a generator, you are responsible for making sure that electricity from your unit cannot "back feed," or flow into the utilities power lines. For safety's sake, be sure to use your generator correctly, so you don’t risk damaging your property and endangering your life and the lives of Firelands Electric’s line workers who may be working on power lines some distance from your home.
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