Transfer Switch Rebate

Photo of a transfer or double-throw switch installed at a rural home.Safety for you… and our linemen.

Dawson PPD offers a rebate to customers who have a transfer switch (also called a double-throw switch) installed so they can safely connect their generator for use during a power outage.

A transfer switch is important because it does not allow power from the generator to flow back through the meter and transformer and out on the power line. If a customer’s generator sent power back on the line, it could kill linemen who are making repairs to the line.



  • The transfer switch must be installed by an electrician according to the National Electric Code.
  • It must have a center “off” position.
  • Once installed, Dawson PPD personnel will inspect and test the switch to ensure it is working properly.
  • A mechanical interlock does not qualify for the rebate (see diagram).
  • Compliance with Dawson PPD’s Standby Generator and Transfer Switch Installation Policy.


Rebate amount

The rebate for transfer switches is $200 for a 100-amp switch or $300 for a 200-amp switch. The rebate applies to switches installed on April 1, 2011 or later.

For more information about the rebate program, contact Dawson PPD at 308-324-2386 or 800-752-8305.


Transfer switch and switch interlock diagram

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