Texas PUC Denies AARP Texas Petition To Require Lower Initial Payment, Longer Time Period For REP Deferred Payment Plans
August 24, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Texas PUC denied a petition from AARP Texas for an emergency rule to lower the initial payment amount required under a deferred payment plan with a retail electric provider, and to extend the time over which the customer must pay the deferred balance
As first reported by EnergyChoiceMatters.com, AARP Texas had specifically proposed that, for deferred payment plans entered into between June 24, 2021 and August 17, 2021, the PUC should require an initial payment of no greater than 33% of the amount due, and that the deferred amount should be paid by the customer in equal installments over at least 9 billing cycles unless the customer agrees to fewer installments.
In its order denying AARP's petition, the PUC stated, "Currently, the effective date of any rule amendment adopted by the Commission would be after the time period over which AARP Texas proposed the temporary rule change apply, rendering the proposal moot. Therefore the Commission denies AARP Texas's petition for rulemaking."