More people behind on energy bills as moratorium comes to an end - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

More people behind on energy bills as moratorium comes to an end

Posted:

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A growing number of people are behind on their heating bills and time is running out to pay up. 

The state bans utilities from cutting off service during the winter months.  But that moratorium ends April 15th.  Starting April 16th utilities can cut off service to people who owe them money. And more people are in that situation this year. Xcel Energy says 35,000 customers are more than a month behind on their bills.  That's about a thousand more people than last winter.

And the amount they owe, $9.1 million, is up $1-million from last year as well. Xcel says the higher numbers are likely due to the longer, colder winter. The energy company is urging customers not to wait to set up payment arrangements and to get information on available energy assistance.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.