Energy Assistance Available November 12, 2021 After 18 months, the pandemic moratorium on utility service disconnections ended on September 15 for residential non-hardship customers. Thankfully, there is help available. If you are struggling to pay for electric, water, or other utilities, you can apply for assistance through several programs including Operation Fuel. You can also contact your utility agencies about payment plans and ask about getting coded for Hardship or Winter Protection to protect against winter shutoffs. Don't get caught out in the cold or go without critical utilities you may need. Please share with anyone that might benefit from this information.