PUC bans some electric disconnections

September 25, 2008 1:29:53 PM PDT
The Texas Public Utility Commission has approved an emergency order banning electric service disconnections for victims of Hurricane Ike until Oct. 10. ROAD TO RECOVERY: How you can help | School closings | Person locator | Important phone numbers | Assistance from FEMA | Filing a claim | Latest power numbers

The order approved Wednesday also waives deposit requirements for new service until that date and prohibits higher fees for non-business day, same-day service reconnections and priority move-in requests.

It applies to CenterPoint Energy customers in specific ZIP codes that have had the greatest percentage of extended outages in the Houston-Galveston area. It also extends to Entergy Texas customers in Galveston, Jefferson, Chambers and Orange Counties.

Other electric customers can receive the benefits if they live in a county included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration and provide evidence that they have been adversely impacted by Hurricane Ike.

Proof of residence, such as a driver voter registration, card may be required.

The three-member Public Utility Commission meets again Oct. 8 and will review the order.

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