New GE 30-kW Standby Generator Offers Homes Affordable Commercial-Grade Option

  New GE 30-kW Standby Generator Offers Homes Affordable Commercial-Grade
  Option

Business Wire

MILWAUKEE -- January 27, 2014

The new 30-kilowatt^1 (kW) liquid cooled standby generator from GE Generator
Systems is equipped with commercial-grade features and was designed with
residential homes in mind.

The new 30-kilowatt liquid cooled standby generator from GE Generator Systems
is equipped with comme ...

The new 30-kilowatt liquid cooled standby generator from GE Generator Systems
is equipped with commercial-grade features and was designed with residential
homes in mind. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our new 30-kW^1 liquid cooled standby generator offers commercial-grade
features and benefits, to ensure life will carry on as normal during a power
outage, no matter the length,” said Amanda Grandy, marketing manager for
Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG) Standby Power. Briggs & Stratton is the
exclusive licensee of GE Generator Systems. “It’s the tailor-made backup power
solution for homeowners with more electrical needs than our smaller generators
can meet, but who are still seeking a more economical option than our larger
35-kW^1 unit.”

The new 30-kW^1 home standby generator is powered by a reliable 16-valve,
1.6-liter, inline-4 engine powered by Briggs & Stratton that is specifically
engineered for the 30-kW^1 standby generator that delivers an
automotive-style, dependable engine. The engine is specifically designed and
tested by Briggs & Stratton and can run on natural gas or liquid propane
vapor.

The unit’s user-friendly control panel has a scrolling LED display for
easy-to-read information and troubleshooting. A basic wireless monitor comes
standard with the 30-kW^1 unit. Additional available accessories include
infohub™, a wireless monitoring system that lets homeowners check on their
generator’s status on any web-enabled device — including an iPhone, Android
phone or iPad. With either monitoring solution it is easy to know how your
standby generator is performing whether you are home or away.

The 30-kW is also designed for easier installation with a streamlined
footprint, which can make for an easier and less expensive installation.

Continuing its commitment to power more of a home’s appliances with a smaller,
less expensive generator, the redesigned units come equipped with the
Symphony® II power management system. The Symphony II system manages a home’s
power needs automatically during a power outage by electronically controlling
electrical loads giving customers a managed whole-house power solution. Our
Symphony II power management system provides customers with access to all of
their electrical household appliances instead of just selected appliances.
Symphony II can also be partnered with GE’s innovative dual 200-amp transfer
switch, which can further reduce installation time and cost.

The unit’s commercial-grade enclosure is made of automotive-grade,
corrosion-resistant galvanneal steel. Exclusive to the liquid-cooled generator
segment, the 30-kW features a hinged roof that has gas springs for easy
opening, while strategically placed ventilation pushes exhaust up and away
from the home and surrounding landscaping. Removable front and back panels
make access easy and maintenance faster.

GE Generator Systems offers a five-year limited parts and labor warranty^2,
the longest, most comprehensive limited warranty in the industry.

For more information visit www.gegenerators.com.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the
world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its
wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of
portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its
Simplicity®, Snapper®, SnapperPro® Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa®
brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and
serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information,
please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media
company that is built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water,
transportation and health, to access to money and information, GE serves
customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people
worldwide. GE is Imagination at Work. For more information, visit the
company's Web site at www.ge.com

^1 This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories)
2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards
Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).

^2 Warranty details available at www.gegenerators.com.

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Contact:

Swanson Russell for Briggs & Stratton
Jeff Salem, 402-437-6409
jeffs@swansonrussell.com
 
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