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AVEC To Unplug People From Power With More Than $200 In Past-Due Bills

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This week, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is turning off power for people who have past-due bills of more than $200. The cooperative has notified these people of the consequenses twice.

That means that people who haven’t paid their bills in a couple of months, including April, will not have power unless they contact AVEC to create a deferred payment plan. AVEC says that they want to work with customers who lost their jobs and cannot pay their bills because of the coronavirus pandemic. AVEC said that about 20 people have requested the payment plan so far.