Texas consumers have a new financial backstop to avoid electricity disconnection during the COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine.
If you need help paying bills, the Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program can help. This program is designed to help those who can’t pay bills due to unemployment or economic hardship caused by COVID-19.
Here are FAQs on the Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program (CERP) and how to apply.
Update July 2, 2020: The Texas CERP Electricity Relief Program has been extended through August 30, 2020. This extension was approved during a July 2 meeting of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. However, to be included in the eligible list, you must complete the registration process by July 31. Your account would them be protected from disconnection through August 30.