Supplying your own power during a power outage while you are connected to the grid is a concept known as islanding. The Canada Standard Association (CSA) and Underwriter Laboratories Inc (cUL) current CSA Standard 22.2 – 107.1/UL 1741 states that during a power outage all systems that are tied to the electrical power grid must be shut down due to safety. For this reason, we require that generation facilities connected onto the SaskPower distribution system not be permitted to operate during a power outage and that all generation facilities shall be equipped with protection systems, which detect a power island condition and cause the generator to cease to deliver power to the SaskPower distribution system.
We recently approved a product from Generlink, which allows customers to produce their own power during power outages. For more information on this product, please visit Generlink .