PHOENIX — On Thursday, Arizona Corporation Commissioners approved emergency rules that most Arizona electric utilities from disconnecting power to customers who are late on their bills from June 1 through October 15.
Arizona Corporation Commissioners learned earlier this month that an elderly Sun City West woman, Stephanie Pullman, died after her power was disconnected on a 107-degree day last September.
The emergency rules take effect immediately.
Arizona Public Service (APS) disconnected Pullman’s power because she made a partial payment of $125 on her $176 bill.
APS suspended disconnections last Thursday, in the wake of news reports of Pullman’s death.