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Ducey, Arizona utilities agree to keep customers powered during emergency

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 12:49:04-04

Arizona’s governor and the state’s largest utilities have agreed to keep the lights turned on for the duration of the coronavirus emergency.

Under a electric utility relief package announced Thursday by Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona Public Service Co., Salt River Project, Tucson Electric Power and six electric cooperatives have agreed to continue providing electricity to homes, hospitals and businesses without cutting power for those unable to pay.

According to an announcement, the agreement covers the following:

  • No customer will have power to their home shut off during the remainder of the crisis for inability to pay.
  • No penalties, late fees or interest will be assessed during this time.

There are other things the agreement covers as well. Read the full list and learn more from the Phoenix Business Journal.