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§ 7-307.1. Temperature restrictions to termination of service

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic UtilitiesEffective: June 1, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Consumer Relations (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2009
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-307.1
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-307.1
§ 7-307.1. Temperature restrictions to termination of service
Temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit
(a) A public service company may not terminate electric or gas service to a residential customer in a designated weather station area because of nonpayment on a day for which the forecasted high temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below in that weather station area.
Temperatures above 95 degrees Fahrenheit
(b) A public service company may not terminate electric service to a residential customer in a designated weather station area because of nonpayment on a day for which the forecasted temperature is 95 degrees Fahrenheit or above in that weather station area.
Designated weather station areas
(c) The Commission shall require each public service company that provides electric or gas service to designate and file with the Commission designated weather station areas within its service territory for use in administering the restrictions on weather-related terminations under subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
Construction of section
(d) This section may not be construed to limit the authority of the Commission to adopt, by regulation or order, additional limitations and conditions on termination of electric or gas service that are more protective of consumers.
Regulations
(e) The Commission shall adopt regulations to carry out this section.

Credits

Added by Acts 2009, c. 345, § 1, eff. June 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 346, § 1, eff. June 1, 2009.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-307.1, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-307.1
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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