Consumer Group Calling on PSC to Issue Order Against Utility Disconnections

A consumer education and advocate group is calling on the Missouri Public Service Commission to issue an order mandating a statewide moratorium on utility disconnections through March of 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.

The Consumers Council of Missouri has filed a motion seeking an emergency order and expedited treatment requesting the Missouri Public Service Commission issue a statewide moratorium on the involuntary disconnection or discontinuance of residential service by Commission-regulated electric, natural gas and water corporations through at least March 31, 2021.

The motion also requests the Commission order the waiver of any late fees and related costs.

The Consumers Council of Missouri believes the measures are necessary to protect the health and welfare of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The motion requests the Commission take action by December 16, 2020.

Any responses to the Consumers Council of Missouri motion must be filed with the Commission no later than December 14, 2020.