Some electric utility companies in Central Florida are telling customers affected financially by COVID-19 that they won’t lose power if they can’t make a payment.
The Orlando Utilities Commission and Duke Energy have canceled disconnections until further notice.
Ocala Electric Utility has halted cut-offs for 30 days. As things progress, the city will re-evaluate the policy.
And Kissimmee Utility Authority has stopped service disconnections at least until March 31st. It, too, will re-evaluate its policy.
Sumter Electric Co-op, meanwhile, is waiving late fees and allowing additional payment time.