Moratorium on Utility Shut-Offs

On Friday, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chair, Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, issued an Emergency Order halting residential utility terminations for the duration of the emergency declaration in Pennsylvania. The order also encouraging utilities to reconnect those who have been disconnected. 

This is a truly unprecedented order – in response to a truly unprecedented event.  The attorneys at the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP), along with colleagues in the Community Legal Services Energy Unit, the Office of Consumer Advocate, and many more were actively engaged in advocating for these protections.