“We stand with the Georgia Public Service Commission in our commitment to ensuring that every family and company in our community has the fuel they need to continue heating their homes, cooking their food, taking warm showers and running their businesses,” Batson.
Georgia Power announced that is will suspend residential disconnections for 30 days starting Saturday “and will reevaluate the policy and timeframe as the situation develops.”
“Our teams are always prepared to respond in challenging situations and I am confident we will continue to meet the needs of our customers during this unprecedented time. It’s what we do,” Georgia Power CEO and President Paul Bowers said.
The company joins a growing list of utility providers that have suspended service cutoffs for people unable to pay due to COVID-19.
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Jackson Electric Membership Corporation said it will suspend disconnection due to nonpayment starting March 16 through March 27 as a part of its pandemic response plan.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently issued an administrative order instructing the commissioner of Watershed Management not to terminate water services for customers due to nonpayment for the next 60 days.
“The health and well-being of Atlanta residents is at the forefront of everything we do as a city,” Bottoms said. “Access to water is paramount in the prevention of COVID-19 or any infectious health threat and no one should be deprived of this fundamental resource because of an inability to pay.”
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