ASCO 4000 series generator paralleling switchgear is reported to offer high-end, custom capabilities in a mid-range system. The system is tailored to customer-specific applications during the ordering process, optimizing flexibility and allowing functionality. The ground-up redesign features monitoring and control independent of the operator touch screen and generator control is independent from the master controller. A backup, hard-wired generator control circuit separate from the master controller maximizes reliability. Operators are provided with detailed diagnostics for overall monitoring of critical system components including digital power meters, digital gen-set controllers, programmable automation controllers, automatic transfer switches, and circuit breakers. By integrating power switching and control elements the system can alert operators at the local switchgear, or by optional remote color touch screen. When adding and shedding loads, the switchgear accounts for actual measured values of building loads on the main bus, rather than only considering online generator capacity.