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.