Cold Weather Rule
WCEA Rules and Regulations Pg. 20-21
1. The cold weather period for the Cooperative runs from November 15 to March 15.
2. This policy does not pertain to PrePayPOWER billing accounts.
3. The Cooperative shall not disconnect a residential service during the cold weather period when the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature will drop below 35 degrees within the following 24-hour period unless:
a. The member has chosen to use prepaid billing.
b. It is at the member's request.
c. The service is abandoned.
d. A dangerous condition, as determined by the Cooperative, exists on the member’s premises.
e. The member violates any rule of the utility which adversely affects the safety of the member or other persons or the physical integrity of the utility’s delivery system.
f. The member causes or permits unauthorized interference with, or diversion or use of utility service (meter bypass) situation or delivered on or about the member’s premises.
g. The member misrepresents their identity for obtaining or retaining utility service.
h. The member makes an insufficient funds payment as the initial payment or an installment payment under a payment plan and does not cure the insufficient payment during the ten days after a disconnection notice is sent to the member.
Western Cooperative Electric Association, Inc. Rules and Regulations 21 If any condition listed under a,b,c,d,e,f,g, or h of this section occurs, the Cooperative may disconnect service immediately