I saw a new product under development at a trade show today. Its an adapter that plugs into a meter socket, the meter then goes into the adapter. The adapter has interlocked circuit breakers and a generator inlet. If power is lost the homeowner flips the breakers and connects a generator.
Its certainly a safe solution to the generator connection issue.
The developers say its installed by the utility, and not required to be listed. I feel its on the customer side of the service point and if an inspector sees it, then what?
I advised them to get involved with the IAEI so inspectors see it.
Developement of the adapter was done in conjunction with a local power utility. If the utility installed this adapter, would it be exempt from the NEC? Would it require listing?