April 15th is an important time of year. Income taxes are due by April 15th. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15th. But the reason we want to bring this to your attention is because April 15th was the last date of the energy shutoff moratorium in Wisconsin.
As long as you have service on November 1, the start of the moratorium, Wisconsin law says that your heat-providing utility cannot disconnect the service between November 1st and April 15th. This covers individuals in homes, but does not include businesses.
Whether you have Xcel Energy, WE Energies, Alliant Energy or Madison Gas & Electric, you should know your rights with your utility providers. If you’re struggling with utility payments, what options are available to you?
Utilities are essential, especially in the cold Wisconsin winters. The most important step to take is to reach out for assistance immediately instead of waiting until mid-April or May If you have energy concerns, please make sure to mention them to your attorney to learn what options you have may to stop a future interruption of service and continue to stay warm (or cool) and keep the lights on.