On August 17, 2023, the Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC) issued an order establishing a two-month moratorium on involuntary electric and natural gas utility service disconnections for residential and commercial customers who have suffered flood-related damage or who otherwise are experiencing economic hardship caused by the recent catastrophic flooding that is compromising their ability to pay their utility bills.
The PUC issued the order, stating "We find that the extreme July flooding has created circumstances that necessitate a disconnection moratorium,... to ensure Vermonters have electric and natural gas service so they can do the work needed to repair and rebuild their homes and businesses and to assist Vermonters experiencing economic hardship due to the floods."
The moratorium ended effective October 9, 2023.
For more information. please see the PUC's August 17, 2023 order.