Agency Urging Leniency with High Heating Bills

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission is asking electric and natural gas utilities to work with customers who are having difficulty paying higher heating bills in the wake of a harsh winter.

The agency that regulates the state's utilities sent a letter to chief executives of the utilities. It urges the electric and natural gas providers to "be as flexible as possible . in avoiding disconnections and in allowing customers to make arrangements to extend their payments."

PSC Chairman David Armstrong says the higher monthly bills could come as a shock to many customers.

The PSC says assistance is available from the state through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. A number of utilities have also announced increased corporate contributions to their assistance programs.

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