CLARK COUNTY HOUSHOLDS GETTING HELP WITH POWER BILLS

CLARK COUNTY HOUSHOLDS GETTING HELP WITH POWER BILLS

Clark County to pay thousands of late power bills for residents

CLARK COUNTY HOUSHOLDS GETTING HELP WITH POWER BILLS

Clark County announced Thursday it will effectively pay 15,700 late power bills of Southern Nevadans who are struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The county plans to pay NV Energy $5.3 million to cover costs of those late bills with funding from the federal coronavirus relief package, known as the CARES Act, enacted in March. Unincorporated Clark County residents will see their accounts automatically credited if they have indicated they are affected by the pandemic.

“The pandemic has been incredibly hard on the residents of Southern Nevada,” Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. “Our families are struggling, and they shouldn’t have to choose between putting food on the table and paying their power bills. This effort will provide real help to the families who need it most.”

Nevada’s power company is lifting a self-imposed moratorium on collections and power shutoffs in the coming weeks. Overdue customers who haven’t told NV Energy that they are financially affected by the pandemic could be subject to shutoffs starting Oct. 22, according to the company, which will also resume collecting on bills from shutoff-exempted customers in November, although it may “adjust this timing if needed.”

NV Energy told a regulatory body that 68,282 of its residential and small commercial customers were late on their payments as of Aug. 20, with nearly half at least 90 days overdue. At that time, the company had $29.5 million in arrears compared with $6.8 million at the same time last year.


HELP SUPPORT DAWGS BLOG

DONATIONS ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ADVERTISEMENTS THROUGH PAYPAL

$5.00

1 Comment

  1. Do not expect help with your utility bills in Californicate. Newsomlinni has his needs taken care of first.

watcha gotta say?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.