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How to use your GenerLink

generlinkWhile Clay Electric strives to maintain a high level of service reliability, severe weather can cause interruption in service. To aid members in coping with power outages, Clay Electric is offering the GenerLink emergency transfer switch. The GenerLink switch provides a quick, safe and easy way for you to connect portable generators to your home’s electric system.

The GenerLink Switch:

  • Is installed behind the electric meter with no wiring required of your electric system.
  • Detects when the generator is operating and automatically disconnects from our distribution system, eliminating a dangerous back-feed.
  • Can operate any appliance, up to the capacity of the generator, by use of the home breaker panel.

A list of compatible generators can be found at

The GenerLink emergency transfer switch is available in 40-amp models for single-phase service with a 200-amp or smaller meter base.

You will need to know what plug type your generator has to ensure the proper cord is provided:



GenerLink 40-amp switch WITH SURGE PROTECTION installed with a 20-foot cord: $825 + tax.

To request a GenerLink switch, please contact us at 1-800-224-4917. If you already have a GenerLink switch and have questions about the device, please call GenerLink at 1-800-886-3837.

Note: Due to a high volume of orders, there will be a delay in receiving the GenerLink Transfer Switches from the manufacturer for several months. We are still taking orders; however, expect a delay for production and installation.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a GenerLink?
GenerLink is a safety device that allows a portable generator to safely connect to your home during power outages. This device removes any potential “back feeding” to the utility line.

How much does it cost?
GenerLink 40-amp switch with surge protection and a 20-foot cord: $825 + tax (includes installation).

What is the cost of installation?
The cost of installation is included in the purchase price.

Can the charge be split and paid over the next few months?
No, there are no payment arrangements offered. The charge is billed in full on the next month's electric bill once the GenerLink has been installed.

Can I finance GenerLink?
Loans are available to help members finance energy efficiency improvements for their homes. To learn more visit

What size generator do I need?
Generator size depends on your needs during a power outage. GenerLink has a maximum rating of 40 Amps or 9600 Watts. We recommend looking at the GenerLink website to ensure compatibility

Will GenerLink power my entire house?
No, most residential homes have electrical service panels between 100-200 amps. GenerLink has a 40-amp max capacity and will not run your larger appliances like your home’s HVAC system. 

Can I purchase from a third party?
Home transfer switches are available through third party vendors but Clay Electric requires a GenerLink device for installation.