Instead of COMPLETELY disconnecting a members service in the winter, NWEC will curtail a member's electric consumption by intalling a device that limits the amount of electrical power used at one time. This action is taken if the energy bill is past due, and there are no arrangements made for payment or a previous payment arrangement wasn't kept. When satisfactory arrangements for payment of the bill are made, the service will be restored to full capacity. If no payment or arrangement has been made within 20 days after the limiter install date, the account will be fully disconnected.
Remote Disconnect Collars
Some locations have a remote disconnect collar. This collar means the power is disconnected in the office, instead of having a lineman visit your residence.