Sound Off: Cold weather rule
What is the state’s Cold Weather Rule? I hear that it stops utilities from disconnecting your utilities during the winter. What is considered winter as part of the plan?
According to the Kansas Corporation Commission, electric, natural gas and water utilities regulated by the KCC must follow the Cold Weather Rule. The rule generally prevents those utilities from disconnecting a customer for nonpayment, if the weather is forecasted to be below 35 degrees during the next 24 hours. The rule, according to Black Hills Energy — the city’s largest natural gas provider — is only in place from Nov. 1 through March 31.