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Seasonal Moratoria Coming to an End for Some States

February 10, 2017 – The Ohio Public Service Commission issued a reminder this week to residents about the state’s Winter Reconnect Order, which is designed to prevent utility shut-offs during the winter heating season. The Commission stated this protection ends April 14, 2017.

The Ohio Winter Reconnect Order also applies to customers seeking to establish new electrical and natural gas service. Rather than paying the full security deposit required for new service, customers can pay $175 and be billed for the remainder at the end of the month. There is no income eligibility guidelines to utilize the Winter Reconnect Order; however, customers at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level may apply through the LIHEAP office to pay the $175 amount.

Ohio is just one of many states that have regulatory measures that protect customers from having their utility service disconnected due to delinquent bills. While Ohio’s moratorium expires in April, the measures in 20 other states end next month. An additional 11 states will end their moratoriums in April.



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