Standby & Backup Home Generator Installation

winter street in southern portland maine with a downed power line for backup generators

Never be without power again
Power.  Life in Southern Maine depends on it, from everyday necessities like backup heating, refrigeration and lights, to daily essentials like cooking and laundry.  Power outages are occurring more frequently than ever in homes and residential areas around Portland ME.  Standup to unpredictable Maine weather and unforeseen outages with a reliable standby backup generator. If the power goes out, your standby home generator will keep you safe and secure.

generac backup generator installed outside of a southern maine yard





Servicing Greater Portland and Southern Maine

How does a generator keep your family secure?

Standby generators have an automatic transfer switch to monitor utility power and detect when power service has been interrupted. When a power failure hits Maine, the automatic transfer switch turns the generator on and supplies the necessary power- whether you’re home or not – and automatically shuts off the standby generator when power is restored. Every week, a Generac generator starts itself for a brief test run, ensuring that all components are always prepared to take over power, at a moment’s notice. You can be confident of your standby generator’s readiness if a Maine ice storm knocks out your power.

What will a standby or backup generator do for you?

During a Maine storm or power failure, a backup generator allows you to continue using essential appliances such as heaters and refrigerators, as well as lights, computers and other critical items. A standby generator is powered by your natural gas or liquid propane gas supply, so run time is not limited by the size of a gasoline or diesel fuel tank, unlike a portable generator. Standby generators automatically power your home or business during a power outage without lifting a finger. No refueling. No extension cords.

What size generator installation do you need?

The first step in determining what size backup generator you need, is to decide if you want to power your whole house, essential circuits or somewhere in between. It’s a good idea to make a list of the items that you feel are essential and itemize them in order of importance. A common misconception about home standby generators is that one-size fits all. The size of your home or business, as well as the efficiency of the components within, play a big part in calculating the size of the standby generator installation you will need for your greater Portland Maine home or camp. Residential and commercial models are available from 6 – 150kW so whatever size you need there is a back up generator to supply you with the power you need.


LaPlante Electric:

Home Generator Installers in Greater Portland Maine

Thirty-one Years of Experience

Master Electrician Mike Laplante founded the company thirty-one years ago with a commitment to treat his customers as he would expect to be treated. Customer service is not a slogan; it’s Mike’s way of doing business. He and his crew have years of experience in generator installation, service and repair.

Portland Dealer of General Electric, Generac, Briggs & Stratton, and Kohler Generators

We sell, install and service several trusted leading brands, General Electric, Generac, Briggs & Stratton, and Kohler. Their quality design and construction stand up to Maine’s severe weather. We also service and repair these and other generator brands.

100% Guarantee

LaPlante Electric’s generator installation and service is guaranteed 100%. Period. You don’t pay until you are 100% satisfied with finished product from our team of installers.

Up-Front Pricing

After a thorough assessment of your home and family’s needs, we will give you a up-front, complete, price in plain english.

Respect for your Property

We understand that you have invited us into your home. We treat your property and family with respect and courtesy. Always. For example, we carefully clean up after the installation. We wear shoe covers in your home to protect your carpets. We don’t smoke on or near your property.

Call or Text for Free On-site Quote

Call or text us today at 207-560-0116.  We will gladly meet you at a convenient time. Our generator installers service Portland and southern Portland area Maine.


Have a question about generators? Call or text us at 207-560-0116.