(WMC-TV) – According to a USA Today report, households paid an average of around $1,400 for electricity last year, but paying your bill won't be a problem for most Memphis residents this holiday season.
It's a special gift for MLGW customers just in time for the holidays.
Customers can carry their balance until after the holidays with the Holiday Bill Break program, which starts on December 15.
Under the program, MLGW says there will be no residential cutoffs for unpaid balances less than $400 from December 15 through January 15.
"Certainly it can help people to have a little cash during the holidays to celebrate with their families," said Glen Thomas, of MLGW. "Of course, we always encourage customers to pay what they can during that break; so again, you don't accumulate that large balance. But every little bit helps."
The Holiday Bill Break is separate from the Winter Moratorium for Seniors. The moratorium program, which runs December through February, prevents residential cutoffs for qualified senior and disabled people.