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Generator Safety

If you are using a portable generator, it should be operated in a well-ventilated area, away from combustible material and kept free of oil, mud and other foreign matter.

  • Never run a generator indoors.
  • Appliances should be plugged directly into portable generators with grounded extension cords that can handle the load.
  • Don't plug a generator cord directly into a wall outlet. A generator can back feed electricity through your home's electric wiring to the entire Cleco circuit. This can cause injury or even death to a worker attempting to repair that circuit and anyone else who may come into contact with power lines.
  • Don't exceed the rated capacity of the generator.
  • Only refuel the generator when the engine is off and cool.