Dominion Energy says it won’t cut power to people behind on bills

Dominion Energy says it won’t cut power to people behind on bills
A sign outside of a Dominion Energy office building in downtown Richmond. (Source: Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy says it won’t start cutting off power to people behind on their electric bills. State regulators in Virginia recently said that utilities may now do so.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the company said its aim is to help customers trying to cope financially during the coronavirus pandemic.

The State Corporation Commission had ordered a freeze in March on disconnections. But it expired at midnight Monday because the commission said that a moratorium isn’t sustainable in the long term.

Meanwhile, the Virginia General Assembly is considering requiring utilities to develop emergency repayment plans for bills that weren’t paid.

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