August 9, 2021

With the National Weather Service forecasting an excessive heat warning for Wednesday, August 11th - Friday, August 14th, Chair Kafoury, and other community leaders, are asking electric utility companies to temporarily halt electricity disconnections, and restore power to any customers who had been disconnected because of non-payment, to help protect people from life-threatening heat. The letter can be downloaded here.  Electric Utility Service and Heatwave (77.59 KB)

Other organizations that co-signed the letter include: Coalition of Communities of Color, Oregon Citizens Utility Board, Community Energy Project, Rogue Climate, Verde, NW Energy Coalition, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.