SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced a moratorium on disconnecting utility service for nonpayment in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
According to a statement from the San Francisco-based utility on Thursday, the moratorium in place will apply to both residential and business customers until further notice.READ MORE: San Francisco Reverses Ban On Collecting Data On Sexual Orientation Of City Workers
“Our most important responsibility is the health and safety of our customers and employees,” PG&E Chief Customer Officer and Senior VP Laurie Giamomma said. “We also want to provide some relief from the stress and financial challenges many are facing during this worldwide, public health crisis.”READ MORE: Fmr. SF Public Utilities Commission GM Harlan Kelly Charged With Bank Fraud In Bribery, Corruption Scandal
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The utility said it would also offer flexible pay plans to customers who demonstrate a hardship due to the outbreak.MORE NEWS: California Drought: Gov. Newsom Declares Expanded Drought Emergency, Calls For Statewide Conservation
PG&E does not anticipate any disruption in gas or electric service due to the coronavirus outbreak.