Nebraska Public Service Commission gives some more time to pay heating bill this winter

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – With winter around the corner, the Nebraska Public Service Commission has instituted its “cold weather rule.”

From Nov. 1 through March 31, some natural gas customers are given a 30-day grace period to pay their heating bill.

This applies to all customers of Black Hills Energy and NorthWestern Energy, not just low-income families.

With another year of increased heating costs, the commission felt it was right to invoke the rule again, as it has the past four years.

The reasons why it’s being enacted?

“I think it’s especially appropriate this year that we offer this to the consumers because there’s going to be people that are going to need this help,” Commissioner Dan Watermeier said.

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