Public Service Commission Reminds Consumers about Hot Weather Law

Public Service Commission Reminds Consumers about Hot Weather Law

The law prohibits utility companies from shutting off service for residential customers due to non-payment when temperatures rise above 95 degrees or the heat index is predicted to rise above 105 degrees.
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) As the late summer heat wave settles in across the region, the Missouri Public Service Commission is reminding Missourians about the Hot Weather Law.

The law - in place from June 1 through September 30 - prohibits utility companies from disconnecting electric or natural gas service for residential customers due to non-payment.

The Hot Weather Law goes into effect when the National Weather Service's local forecast predicts temperatures "to rise above 95 degrees or the heat index is predicted to rise above 105 degrees" between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

The law applies to residential customers, including renters.

Contact the PSC for more information about the Hot Weather Law at 1-800-392-4211.
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