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TORONTO HYDRO announced that they now allow some models of Generlink equipment to be installed on homes in Toronto. Please read their requirements carefully.

Click here to review the steps required by Toronto Hydro for a Generlink installation.


Is a portable generator right for you?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Are you away from your home for extended periods of time?A portable generator provides a level of convenient power, can protect the contents of your fridge and freezer and run septic, water or sump pumps only when you are home to manage it.
  2. Do you have a safe, convenient, secure storage location to keep a portable generator and fuel when not in use?The whole point of a portable generator is that it is portable. This makes it a tantalizing target for thieves. When running it, be sure to choose a location that is out-of-sight from passerby’s.
  3. Will you be comfortable wheeling a portable generator to it’s working location from its storage location in an outage?Portable generators are well-balanced and have good wheels for relocating, but they are not easy to lift. An 8 KW generator weighs approximately 240 lbs (about 110 kg).
  4. Are you comfortable refuelling a portable generator during an extended outage?You can expect to get about 10 hours of power from an 8 KW portable generator before needing to refuel.

Portable Generator with GenerLink™ Connection Packages – Click here

Portable Generators Benefits:

  • Can be large enough to provide power to run your essential needs when hydro grid is down
  • Can be hooked up through the electrical panel to avoid running multiple extension cords throughout the home
  • Is easily relocated to a new home

Portable Generators Drawbacks:

  • Does not automatically start when power is interrupted
  • Is easily stolen
  • Does not auto-test to lubricate and check readiness
  • Fuel storage is required
  • Manual re-fuelling is required
  • Not best choice for long hydro disruptions

Using a Generlink with a Portable Generator power to your Yome

A GenerLink™ is a safe and convenient way to feed the power made by your portable generator into your home. The GenerLink™ allows you to feed the power to your existing wiring through your existing electrical panel.

Generlink equipment is approved by Powerstream, Hydro ONE, Orillia Power and other utility companies with the exception of Toronto Hydro.

Portable GeneratorsBenefits of a GenerLink™

  • Easiest and safest generator connection
  • Allows customers to run virtually any appliances up to capacity of their generator
  • Easily installed behind the electric meter by a certified ECRA licensed electrician
  • Connection at the meter keeps your portable generator outside where it’s safe
  • Eliminates the use of extension cords and other hazardous connections
  • Provides a safe connection from the electric panel directly to the generator
  • Protects linesmen working on the grid by blocking feedback of generator power to the hydro lines
  • 7 year warranty

Portable Generator with GenerLink™ Connection Packages – Click here


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