Assistance for Electrical Utility Customers
New Westminster City Council and the New Westminster Electric Utility Commission are introducing additional COVID-19 customer relief measures to help residential and small commercial customers experiencing financial hardship during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
In addition to allowing customers the option to defer bill payments or arrange for flexible payment plans, new relief measures will include the following:
- Reduce all electric utility bills by 1% for the remainder of the year for all New Westminster Electric Utility customers
- Bill credit for up to 3 months for all eligible residential customers who have been laid off, unable to work or have closed their businesses (application required)
- Waive up to 3 months for all eligible small business customers who have closed their business and ceased operations due to a government order on or after March 15, 2020 due to COVID-19 (application required)
- Move the remaining Climate Action Levy of 2.5% to the current Rate Rider
The application forms for residential and small business customers are now open. Eligible customers can apply any time until June 30, 2020 to receive the credit.
Customers are encouraged to call the City of New Westminster revenue and collections team at 604-527-4555 to discuss bill payment options.