Energy Efficient Automatic Standby Generators by GE – How Does It Work?



MILWAUKEE (May 1, 2010) --Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the exclusive licensee for GE-branded Standby Generator Systems, has introduced a major breakthrough in power management technology that manages the diverse backup power requirements of every size home with a smaller, more energy efficient system. The revolutionary new energy efficient Standby Generators by GE also feature a continuous fuel supply from either natural gas or liquid propane, automatically supplying power to the home when the lights go out. All appliances and fixtures are not powered equally and the new Standby Generators by GE are computer controlled to affordably manage the dynamic and shifting power demands of a typical home during a power outage.

  • The proprietary Symphony™ computer controlled transfer switch acts like an electricity ‘traffic cop,’ automatically prioritizing and balancing high powered appliances like central air conditioning with less power-hungry appliances like television and lighting.
  • The generator continually monitors the connection to utility power and when an outage occurs, the Standby Generator System by GE senses it immediately and starts the generator, automatically switching from utility power to standby power within seconds.
  • When utility is restored, the system automatically senses it, restores utility power, and resumes monitoring until the next utility failure.

GE automatic standby generators range from 7kW to 45kW, comfortably powering homes that range from less than 1,000 to more than 6,400 square feet.