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State Response Tracker

State Response Tracker

The table below includes the following information for each state:

·         Status and duration of utility disconnection moratoria

·         Overview of cost recovery requirements / guidance for regulated utilities

·         Issuance and length of repayment plan requirements / guidance

·         Reference to orders, dockets, and/or legislative actions

Last Update:  March 23, 2021

Please contact NRRI staff for any questions or feedback.

State

Moratorium

Cost Recovery Overview

Repayment Plan / Length

Commission / Legislative / Governor Action(s)

Alabama

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

 

Not Required

 

Alaska

Apr 15, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / Equal to Length of Emergency

Docket I-20-001 / Senate Bill 241

Arizona

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs

Not Required

Dockets AU-00000A-20-0050 thru 0094; E-01345A-20-0080

Arkansas

Jun 18, 2020 - May 3, 2021

Tracking Costs

Yes / Not Specified

Docket 20-012-A; E-01345A-20-0080 / Order 20-53/ Order 15

California

Apr 17, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021

Tracking Costs / Memorandum Accounts

Yes for Residential Customers / Not Specified

Resolution M-4842 / Assembly Bill 913

Colorado

Mar 20, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 30 Day Extension of Late / Reconnect Fees

Case 20V-0159EG / Orders D 2020 031; D 2020 098;  D 2021 030

Connecticut

Mar 12, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / Not Specified

Docket 20-03-15

Delaware

Mar 24, 2020 - Sep 3, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 4 Months

Docket 20-0286; Order 9588

DC

Mar 17, 2020 - 15 Days After Emergency Ends

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 12 Months

Docket GD2020-01; Order 20329

Florida

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Not Required

Docket 20200151-EI

Georgia

Apr 7, 2020 - Jul 14, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 6 Month for Impacted Customers

Docket 42516

Hawaii

May 4, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021

Tracking / Deferring Related Costs

Yes / Not Specified

Orders 37125 (non-docketed); 37189; 37192; 37251; 37284; 37506

Idaho

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Not Required

Case GNR-U-20-03; Orders 34643; 34718

Illinois

Mar 18, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020

Tracking Costs/ Two Stipulated Agreements for Large and Small Utility Groups

Yes / 18-24 Months

Docket 20-0309

Indiana

Mar 19, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 6 Months

Case 45380 / Order 20-33

Iowa

Mar 13, 2020 - Jul 1, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 12 Months

Dockets SPU-2020-0003; ARU-2020-0156

Kansas

Mar 16, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 12 Months

Dockets 20-GIMX-393-MIS; 20-EKME-454-ACT

Kentucky

Mar 13, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020

Tracking Costs / IOUs Can Defer Arrearages Carrying Charges

Yes / 6 -24 Months

Case 2020-00085 / Order 2020-881

Louisiana

Mar 13, 2020 - Jul 16, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 12 Months

Orders 22-2020; 43-2020; 44-2020

Maine

Mar 16, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020

Inquiry to Solicit Customer Information

Not Required

Cases 2020-00136; 2020-00081

Maryland

Mar 16, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 12 Months

Case 9639 (ML 229668); Orders 89542; 89636-PC53

Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2020 - Jul 1, 2021

Tracking Costs / Ratemaking Proposal / Established Working Group

Yes / 0-12 Months

Dockets DPU 20-58-B; 20-58-D; 20-91 / Order G.L. c. 25, § 4B / Eighth Set of Orders

Michigan

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Denied Granting of Accounting Deferrals

Yes / Not Specified

Case U-20757

Minnesota

Jun 18, 2020 - Mar 15 2021 + 60 Days After Emergency Ends

Tracking Costs

Yes / Not Specified

Dockets E,G999/M-20-375; MN 20-425; MN 20-427; 20-814

Mississippi

Mar 15, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020

Tracking Costs / Utilities Can Defer Costs to Regulatory Asset

Not Required

Docket 2018-AD-141

Missouri

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Working Case to Consider Best Cost-Recovery Practices

Not Required

Dockets AW- 2020-0356; GE-2020-0289; GE-2020-0291; EE-2020-0290; GT-2020-0316; AW-2020-0356; GT-2021-0099

Montana

Mar 30, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020

 

Not Required

Docket D2020.05.066 / Orders 2-2020; 3-2020

Nebraska

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

 

Not Required

Docket PI-234; Order NUSF-92 / Senate Bill LB 933

Nevada

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Not Required

Docket 20-03021

New Hampshire

Mar 17, 2020 - Feb 12, 2021

Tracking Costs / Approval of Regulatory Asset Pending

Yes / 6 Months

Docket IR-20-089 / Orders 2020-04 thru 25

New Jersey

Aug 15, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Not Required

Order AO20060471 / Order 190 / Order No. 229

New Mexico

Mar 19, 2020 – May 5, 2021 (Co-ops) and Aug 12, 2021 (IOUs)

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset for Residential Customers

Yes / 9 Months

Dockets 20-00069-UT; 20-00159-UT; 20-00205-UT / Orders 2020-36 thru 64

New York

Jun 17, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021 or 180 Days After Emergency

TBD / Commission Proceeding Underway

Not Required

Docket 20-01253; 20-M-0266 / State Bill S08113A

North Carolina

Mar 31, 2020 - Sep 1, 2020

TBD / Regulatory Asset Denied for Duke / Others Are Under Review

Yes / 6 Months After End of Emergency

Docket M-100, S158; E-22, S583; G-5, S617; E-2, S1219, 1241, 1258 / Order 124

North Dakota

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Not Required

Docket PU-20-191

Ohio

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

To Be Addressed in Future Rate Cases of Individual Utilities

Not Required

Case 20-0591-AU-UNC

Oklahoma

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset for Each Utility (non-Binding)

Not Required

Case PUD 202000050

Oregon

Voluntary Arrangement Ends Jul 1, 2021

Stipulated Agreement Clarifies Arrearage Management with $39 million (Matching Program Funds and Instant Grants)

Yes / Up to 24 months

Docket UM 2067/ UM2114 / Orders 20-324, 20-401, 21-507

Pennsylvania

Mar 13 - Nov 9, 2020; Mar 11 - Apr 1, 2021

Tracking Costs (Guidance Provided by Commission)/ Quarter Utility Reports

Yes / Additional Guidance Provided by Commission

Dockets M-2020-3019775; 3019244 / Gov. Feb 19 Proclamation

Rhode Island

Mar 16, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020

Tracking Costs / Some Guidance on Cost Recovery Provided by Commission

Yes / 36 Months for National Grid

Docket 5022

South Carolina

Mar 16, 2020 - May 14, 2020

Tracking Costs

Yes / 6 Months After End of Emergency

Docket 2020-106-A; Order 2020-228

South Dakota

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Not Required

Docket GE 20-002

Tennessee

Mar 31, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020

 

Yes / Not Specified

Docket 20-00047

Texas

Mar 26, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020

Feb 21 - TBD

Authorized Accounting Mechanism & Cost Recovery Process

Yes / Not Specified

Control No. 50664; Item No. 108; Docket 50664; Electricity Relief Program

Utah

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset for Individual Utilities

Not Required

Dockets 20-035-17; 20-999-01

Vermont

Mar 18, 2020 - Oct 5, 2020 / Dec 22 - Mar 31, 2021

 

Not Required

Case 20-0703-PET; Emergency Rule 2.600

Virginia

Mar 16, 2020 - Oct 5, 2020 / Nov 18, 2020 - TBD

Tracking Costs via Regulatory Asset

Yes / 12 Months (Recommended)

Cases PUR-2020-00048; PUR-2020-00074 / State Legislature Ses 1, Ch 56

Washington

Apr 17, 2020 - Jul 31, 2021

Tracking Costs; Recovery Under Review

Not Required

Docket U-200281 / Proclamations 20-23.7; 20-23.11

West Virginia

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs; Recovery Under Review / Reserve Fund for some Utilities

Yes / Not Specified

Order 262.4

Wisconsin

Mar 24, 2020 - Apr 15, 2021

Tracking Costs / Authorized Deferral As an Offset Qualifying Bad Debt

Yes / Not Specified

Dockets 5-AF-105; 5-UI-120;

Wyoming

Voluntary / Utility-Specific

Tracking Costs via Application to Establish Deferred Accounting Order

Not Required

Docket 90000-151-XO-20 (Record 15474)