PSE COVID-19 Response

As a provider of an essential service, we are working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region.

We know some of our business and residential customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers:

  • PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time.
  • During Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order, PSE will only respond to emergency and make-safe situations which require restoration of power or natural gas such as: outages, natural gas leaks/odors, and low-hanging wire. We will also be working to support the essential facilities and services as listed in Governor Inslee’s critical infrastructure throughout our community.
  • PSE will work with our customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
  • PSE has an energy assistance portal to facilitate access to funds available to income qualified customers.
  • PSE is requiring our employees to maintain social distancing while working in the field. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

PSE Covid-19 Response
 

PSE customer alert:

Be aware of scams targeting utility consumers

PSE wants you to be aware of scammers and con artists who target utility consumers across the country by posing as utility representatives and demanding immediate payment of an “overdue” bill to avoid disconnection of your energy service.

Recent scams include:

  • Scammers going door-to-door offering to restore power for a fee, or asking if your power is out. This is NOT something PSE workers would do.
  • Phone calls using “spoofing technology” that displays Puget Sound Energy’s name and phone number when they call to threaten disconnection of service—usually within 30 minutes—if immediate payment is not made with a prepaid debit or money card.
  • A caller, falsely claiming to be from Puget Sound Energy, leaves a message to call back a number, usually an unfamiliar 1-800 or area code number.

Protect yourself

Contact us and local authorities if you suspect or experience fraudulent activity.

  • PSE never asks or requires customers who have delinquent accounts to purchase a prepaid debit card to avoid disconnection.
  • Customers who have delinquent accounts receive multiple notifications from us by mail and over the phone for several weeks prior to disconnection.
  • Customers with concerns about a call to pay their bill should hang up and call us directly at 1-888-225-5773 by looking up the phone number on PSE.com or on their PSE bill.
  • We encourage you to report suspicious, fraudulent calls and emails. These agencies have taken the lead on investigating utility scams:

    Washington Attorney General’s Office
    1-800-551-4636
    www.atg.wa.gov/FileAComplaint.aspx#Online

    Federal Trade Commission
    1-877-FTC-HELP
    www.ftc.gov/complaint
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