Illinois Utilities are extending the shutdown moratorium by way of August

URBANA – A moratorium on shutting down utilities in Illinois expired last Sunday. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several utility companies have volunteered to extend the moratorium for another month.

The Illinois Commerce Commission says utility companies that have agreed to the extension are Ameren Illinois, Illinois American Water, and Aqua Illinois. All of these customers are served in central Illinois. Other participating utilities include ComEd, Nicor, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, Utilities Services of Illinois, and Liberty.

Three utility companies that were part of the previous moratorium have not yet signed up for the extension. It is MidAmerican Energy serving Quad Cities, Illinois Gas in the Olney area and Mount Carmel Public Utility Company in southeast Illinois.

The extension of the moratorium means that most residential customers (and many business customers) in the state won’t have to worry about losing their electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services until September.

However, a spokesperson for Ameren Illinois and Illinois American Water says customers struggling to pay bills should contact their utility immediately for alternative payment options.

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