Home Generator Safety

Have a licensed electrician properly install a backup generator and obtain a fuel supply to run it. Georgia law requires you to have a properly installed transfer switch. A transfer switch isolates the generator from our lines and eliminates feedback to the electric system. Feedback can electrocute anyone coming in contact with wires your generator has energized. If you don't have a transfer switch installed, plug appliances directly into the generator using a properly sized extension cord.

Other Power Sources:
While your home's electricity is likely your main source of power, there may be other sources around your home as well. Buy an external power pack or a car charger to charge your cell phone. You can also buy a power inverter to plug into your car to run other small household items as well. 

Purchase a Generac Generator

Reliably delivering electricity to your home is a priority for Tri-County EMC, but sometimes the co-op is no match for Mother Nature. Severe weather events can disrupt power here in Middle Georgia, depriving our homes of the electricity we depend on.

An extended electric outage is more than an inconvenience these days. More people are working and schooling from home, and those activities often demand electricity­ powered technology. Backup power solutions are becoming more and more of a necessity. 

Tri-County EMC has teamed up with GRESCO, the co-op's materials supply cooperative, and Anderson Power Services to make it easy for Tri-County EMC members to purchase and install a Generac Generator on their home at a competitive price. In addition, Tri-County EMC members can apply for a loan to pay for the generator through Go Energy Financial Credit Union. If you are interested in purchasing a generator, contact Anderson Power Services at 478.292.6908 to receive a free quote.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Generac Home Generator Program?
It is a partnership between Tri-County EMC and GRESCO that will help our consumers with the purchase and installation of a generator.

How do I Purchase a Generator?
If you are interested in purchasing a generator, contact Anderson Power Services at 478.292.6908 to receive a free quote.

Who is installing the generator?
GRESCO has contracted Anderson Power Services for installation of the GENERAC generator.

Will it feed the whole house with electricity?
Yes. The Generac Generator will provide service to an average 2500 square foot home. 

Does the Generac Generator have a warranty?
Yes. A 7-year warranty is offered automatically from the start. There is also an option for an additional 3-year warranty. 

What is the current lead time to get a generator installed?
The current lead time is about 30 weeks, due to COVID logistic issues. 

Can I put this on my Tri-County EMC bill?
No, but Tri-County EMC members can apply for financing through Go Energy Financial Credit Union. Click here to apply for a loan or call Go Energy Financial at 470.514.3000 or visit to learn more.