With record high temperatures hitting the nation, the issue of electricity cut-offs by utilities comes more and more into focus.
As OK Energy Today recently reported, Summit Utilities, based in Arkansas but with thousands of customers also in Oklahoma, is in negotiations with Arkansas regulators in a bid to resume shutoffs. The Attorney General in Arkansas is opposed to the plan that would affect at least 43,000 homeowners in the state. It’s not known how many Oklahoma customers could possibly be affected.
The issue of cutoffs is under a growing spotlight in Arizona too as reported by the Associated Press which highlighted the 2018 death of a 72-year old woman who died after her power was shut off because of a $51 debt.