Hydro companies in the province are once again able to shut off your power if you get behind on bills, as a moratorium on winter disconnections lifted on May 1.
Roughly 5,000 London Hydro customers, or just over 3 per cent, are impacted and would have received yellow cards in the mail as a friendly reminder to make arrangements.
“It’s a moving target sort of thing because every day, different bills become due so it does change every day.”
Hutton is urging those impacted to call their office and make payment arrangements.
“What we don’t want to see is customers get in a worse situation than they were before the moratorium was implemented because they may have seen it as a break on paying their electricity bills, but then their debt continues to pile. We can help them manage those payments so they don’t get in that position.”
The winter-disconnection moratorium was introduced in late February, and is legislated to go into effect each year from November 1 to April 30.