Moratorium on Residential Disconnections Voluntarily Extended by Several Utilities

On Sept. 2, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) announced that several of the state’s regulated electric, natural gas, water and sewer utilities have voluntarily agreed to extend their moratoriums on disconnections for residential customers.

The following companies have agreed to extend their moratoriums until Sept. 30: Nicor Gas, Northshore/Peoples Gas, Illinois American Water, Aqua Illinois, and Utility Services of Illinois. Ameren Illinois and ComEd have agreed to extend their moratoriums through Sept. 10.

Consumer Gas and Liberty Utilities previously agreed to not disconnect customers until six months after the stipulated moratorium period expired, which was on June 26, taking their moratoriums well past September.

On June 18, the ICC approved the landmark COVID-19 utility relief stipulated agreements, which were the result of negotiations between 13 utility companies, consumer advocacy groups and parties.  To learn more about the ICC’s response to COVID-19, please visit

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