PUC Limits Summer Electric Disconnections - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/23/06

PUC Limits Summer Electric Disconnections

Although we have seen cooler temperatures in the past couple days, it's still hot. That's why the Public Utility Commission of Texas voted to prohibit power shut-offs through the end of September.

Now this only applies to low-income, elderly customers and those with serious medical needs. Those customers must pay at least 25 percent of their outstanding bill starting in October, and the rest will be due within five months.

Low-income customers who are less than 65 years old can also avoid losing power through September. They must participate in a deferred payment plan. It requires payment of no more than 25 percent of their bill. The deferred amount will be due within five months.

Eligible customers must contact their electric provider to prevent disconnection.

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As temperatures climb in summer so can your electricity consumption and your electricity bills! Using energy wisely doesn't mean you can't stay cool or that you have to go without the essentials but it will save you money and also help save the environment. These tips outline various ways which will help you reduce your energy consumption.

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