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Late fees on hydro payments waived for Guelph customers during pandemic

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Alectra Utilities says it will be waiving late payment charges for all Guelph customers for 60 days, effective Wednesday, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to Mayor Cam Guthrie, Alectra president and CEO Brian Bentz said these are difficult times for families and businesses that rely on the utility.

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“This will provide further reassurance to our customers that they will not be financially impacted for late payments, nor will their electrical services be disconnected for non-payment,” Bentz said.

Alectra says they have about 56,000 accounts in Guelph.

“We are committed to doing what we can to ease the financial burden they are facing,” Bentz added.

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He said these policies, combined with off-peak rates, and the extension of the moratorium on service disconnections until July 31 will provide much-needed relief to customers.

Alectra will continue to apply late payment fees to the water and wastewater services for Guelph customers.

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