Dominion Energy will not begin utility shut offs when moratorium expires at midnight

Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 16:52:13-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Dominion Energy has announced they will not begin utility disconnections when the moratorium on utility shutoffs expire as midnight.

“Dominion Energy supports the General Assembly’s proposed approach to extending the moratorium on disconnects and will NOT disconnect any Virginia customers for non-payment while waiting for the General Assembly’s final actions to take effect," said a Dominion Energy spokesperson.

The SCC’s moratorium was originally imposed on March 16.

Dominion says they suspended their disconnects prior to the SCC taking action and they will continue "take care of" their customers during the pandemic.

The utility company says they are also offering customers up to 12 months to pay down past due balances. No minimum down payment is required.

Dominion's announcement comes one week after the SCC rejected Governor Ralph Northam's request to extend the moratorium on utility service disconnections.

For more information on Dominion's response to the coronavirus pandemic, click here.