Due to safety concerns, Mobile Link does not allow the owner to remote start and stop the generator. These are manual tasks that should be done at the control panel. As long as your generator is set to AUTO, the generator can communicate with Mobile Link. The scheduled events such as the weekly exercise will happen on schedule and then notifications will be sent based on your Mobile Link subscription. Also in the event of a utility power outage, the generator will automatically begin running as long as the generator is in the AUTO position (you will want to ensure your main line circuit breaker (MLCB) on the generator is in the ON position as well).
If the generator is running, remotely powering off can cause damage to the generator and is a safety hazard. There are additional remote features based on the age of the generator and control panel.