Worried about paying your bill, or about high bills as a result of working from home?
The far-reaching impact of COVID-19 has put a lot of financial strain on many of us Texans.
This is an unprecedented time in our lives. All of us are facing some type of concern related to paying our bills and keeping our lights on and affordable.
Whether you are worried about paying your bills and your lights going off, or you need to secure a lower rate to get the bills down while using a lot more energy working from home, this article will guide you in the right direction.
If you’re worried about high energy bills as a result of working from home, we can help.
Check out this guide and learn how to quickly make an informed decision, or put in your zipcode below to start comparing rates. You can switch your electric rate this same-day in about 10 minutes. The switch is automated – No one comes to your home, and there is no disruption in your service.
Working from home driving up your electric bill?
Dealing with a sudden loss of income and can’t pay your electricity bill?
Being ordered to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory for us all. If you find yourself out of work or unable to pay your electric bill, you should understand that getting relief is possible.
The Covid-19 crisis is unlike any we’ve had in the modern economy. Millions of people may be losing income or losing their jobs.
So what do you do if you find yourself unable to pay your electricity bill? Keep reading – we’ll share what we know so far, and how you can keep your lights on in this trying time we are all facing…
Talk to your electricity provider now
If you find yourself unable to pay your electricity you should talk with your electric company now. Do not wait.
Your electricity provider is unlikely to disconnect your power during a state of emergency, but you need to contact them now to make the appropriate arrangements so that you have power for your home or business.
Many providers are offering waivers of late payment fees and will work with you to come up with a plan.
They are facing tough times as well, and many providers have put programs in place to help ensure you receive electricity even if you’re having a tough time paying.
On March 16, 2020, the Public Utility Commission of Texas held a hearing where the imminent threat to public health and safety by the Covid-19 epidemic was addressed.
The PUCT reinforced that each individual utility may choose to suspend disconnection for non-payment at their discretion. You can view the hearing here.
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has suspended disconnections for non-payment (DNPs). Visit the official CenterPoint Energy website for more information.
Oncor and TNMP each said that they will work with other utilities, retail electric providers, the Commission, and state and local authorities to develop a longer-term plan for handling DNPs during this State of Disaster. For more information visit the Oncor and TNMP websites.
AEP Texas has halted disconnection of service for non-payment in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), “until further notice.” Visit the official AEP Texas website for more information.
It’s your turn to act:
Working from home with high energy bills, or losing your job and unable to pay them – both of these require just a bit of simple action from you. We’re here to help you in whatever ways we can- as the real-person team behind ComparePower, we too are going through this with you.
- If you’re out of work and can’t make the payment on your bills, take the action we’ve outlined above to ensure your lights stay on.
- If you’re trying to reduce your energy rate while working from home, enter your zip code and get a better deal locked in now. The switch is automated – No one comes to your home, and there is no disruption in your service.
From all of us at ComparePower, we wish you and your family health, wellbeing, and prosperity during this troubling time we face together.
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