Bill 14: The Utility Payment Deferral Program Act will support the Utility Payment Deferral Program, which allows Albertans experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 to defer their utility payments until June 18.
If passed, Bill 14 will enable electricity and natural gas providers to apply for loans, ensuring they have the cash flow to support Albertans through these unprecedented times.
Bill 14 will also lay out repayment criteria for Albertans who have chosen to defer their payments as part of the program.
Repayment can occur through regular monthly installments once the program ends, or through a repayment plan agreed to by the retailer and the customer. All deferred payments must be paid back by June 18, 2021.
STATUS: IN PROGRESS