[Rev. 11/21/2013 11:54:08 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 459A - GENERATORS OF ELECTRICITY

NRS 459A.010        “Public utility” defined.

NRS 459A.020        Connection of generator to public utility’s system for distribution of electricity.

NRS 459A.030        Explanation and warning required before sale, rental or offer to sell or rent generator.

NRS 459A.040        Notice of hazard of electrical backfeed.

NRS 459A.050        Penalty.

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      NRS 459A.010  “Public utility” defined.  As used in this chapter, “public utility” means any person who furnishes electricity to other persons. The term includes municipal utilities but does not include persons who furnish electricity only in emergencies or persons described in subsection 4 of NRS 704.021.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 737; A 1997, 2005)

      NRS 459A.020  Connection of generator to public utility’s system for distribution of electricity.

      1.  Any portable generator of electricity capable of being connected temporarily to an electrical system that is normally furnished electricity by a public utility may be connected only after the main switch of the system has been opened to isolate that electrical system from the public utility’s system for distribution of electricity.

      2.  Any generator of electricity capable of being permanently connected to an electrical system, except for a generator of electricity designed to run in parallel with a public utility’s system for distribution of electricity, must be connected by means of a double-throw switch that isolates that electrical system from the public utility’s system. The provisions of this section do not apply until the service connection from the public utility to the customer is installed.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 737)

      NRS 459A.030  Explanation and warning required before sale, rental or offer to sell or rent generator.

      1.  Every manufacturer of a generator of electricity capable of being connected either permanently or temporarily to an electrical system must:

      (a) Include a statement in the instruction manual for the generator; and

      (b) Attach to the generator a legible label,

Ę explaining the requirements for installation of the generator and warning of the hazard of backfeed into a public utility’s system for distribution of electricity. Any advertisement offering to rent or sell a portable generator of electricity must contain the same information.

      2.  No person, government, governmental agency or political subdivision may sell, rent or offer to sell or rent a portable generator of electricity unless the label prescribed in subsection 1 is on a visible surface of the generator.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 738)

      NRS 459A.040  Notice of hazard of electrical backfeed.  Each public utility shall notify all of its customers of the hazard of electrical backfeed caused by a generator of electricity.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 738)

      NRS 459A.050  Penalty.  Any person who violates a provision of NRS 459A.020 or 459A.030 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 738)