To reduce problems associated with power surges, Berkeley Electric Cooperative offers affordable, flexible protection through its Surge Guard® program. Surge Guard® helps protect against unexpected voltage surges that can harm or even ruin electronic devices such as major appliances and TVs, DVD players or personal computers.
Surge Guard® is a two-step program. The first step takes place outside the home where a surge suppressor is installed at the meter base. These meter base units are leased by Berkeley Electric Cooperative to Surge Guard® participants. We will test the resistence to ground for your ground rod connected to your meter base. If the ground is unacceptable, it can be improved as part of the Surge Guard installation.
The second step occurs indoors where individual surge suppressors are installed to provide your television, telephone, stereo and other electronic equipment with reliable, state-of-the-art surge protection.
Please note that Surge Guard helps safeguard against the effects of indirect lightning but does not guarantee protection from lightning strikes.
If you would like more information about the Surge Guard program please e-mail us.