Panel interlock for generator.
The question will be further down. Some discussions elsewhere focus on the fact that removing the panel cover defeats some of the interlocks so long as the cover is removed. True, but any system can be defeated. I have two panels to accommodate the 50-some circuits in my house. A transfer switch would be VERY difficult to install.
SquareD makes an interlock kit for my main panel.
The problem I will face is that the main breaker is off when the generator breaker is on-- the generator breaker is backfed by the generator. So nothing will indicate that the POCO has restored power. Seems that I once saw on a website a device that will alert that the power is restored. Big hassle to pull the meter to shout off power and make connections ahead of the main breaker for a light as an indicator-- not to mention that it would require overcurrent protection or be very illegal and dangerous.
So is there such an indicator?
Here is a link that might be useful: Too expensive-- but illustrates the concept.