Public Service Commission keeping the lights on

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 3:10pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - While the heat streak continues in South Louisiana - the Public Service Commission is making sure everyone's safe.

They're doing that by making sure utilities don't shut off power - even if you're bill isn't paid.

The move is designed to protect sensitive groups like the elderly and those who are sick. It goes into effect when the heat index is 105 or higher, or the temperature drops below 32.

Both the PSC and Entergy say it's not an excuse to not get your bill paid. Entergy says the day the temperature is below 100 or there's no heat advisory in effect - they'll go back to disconnecting those who haven't paid their bills.

Entergy says options like LIHEAP and deferred billing are more reliable if you're having trouble paying your bill.

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