Wisconsin extends ban on utility disconnections amid COVID-19

Wisconsin extends ban on utility disconnections amid COVID-19

The Associated Press/Wisconsin State Journal
Created: August 21, 2020 03:51 PM

MADISON, Wis. - State regulators have extended a ban on utility disconnections in Wisconsin during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Public Service Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to continue a moratorium on shutoffs until Oct. 1. That will temporarily prevent more than 93,000 customers from losing their utility service next month.

A PSC survey of nearly 200 utilities shows about a third of Wisconsin’s 1.4 million households are behind on their utility bills.

In comparison, 13% of residential customers were behind in April of the two previous years. Last month the PSC voted to extend the moratorium to Sept. 1.

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