2011-08-18 / General Stories

Bluebonnet Works with High Electric Bills to Avoid Disconnects

The heat wave and drought that has gripped Texas this year has led to record- setting demand for electricity, and subsequently high electric bills. While there is no relief in sight from the heat, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members can get some relief from fear they cannot pay their high electric bills. As an electric cooperative, Bluebonnet is not regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. However, when the weather turns hot and heat advisories are issued, Bluebonnet follows the utility commission’s rule and does not disconnect members’ electricity for nonpayment.

“We know that a hot summer leads to high electric bills,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s chief executive officer. “We want our members to know that we will work with them so they won’t have to worry about their power being disconnected during days with dangerously high temperatures. Any of our members having difficulty paying their bill should speak to one of our member service representatives.”

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