APS Current Tally From Delinquent Accounts: $22.1 Million

By Bret Jaspers
Published: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:13pm
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APS Building in downtown Phoenix.

Arizona’s largest utility says it’s owed $22.1 million from 87,573 delinquent residential accounts as of Aug. 26. At this time last year, the company says it was owed about $8 million from delinquent customers.

Arizona Public Service filed the information with regulators on Friday. The company started tracking the number of delinquent accounts in mid-July and is regularly filing a tally with the Arizona Corporation Commission. 

The commission placed a moratorium on power shut-offs earlier this year. That came after a woman died in her home. APS had shut off her power because she owed $51 on her electricity bill. 

The moratorium on shut-offs expires in mid-October. 

Salt River Project is not regulated by the commission and doesn’t have a moratorium on electricity shutoffs. But the company offers credit to people behind on their bills.

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