With COVID-19 cases continuing to spike, the Public Service Commission is continuing the agency’s ban on utility shutoffs, this time until Nov. 1.
Commissioners voted 2-1 on Thursday to extend the moratorium on disconnecting utility customers for nonpayment. The agency also is urging customers behind on their bills to arrange payment plans with utilities or to apply for energy assistance through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).
The state’s annual cold-weather moratorium on shutting off heat begins Nov. 1 and will run through April 15, 2021.
The PSC’s pandemic disconnection moratorium began March 24 and has since been extended twice before.