Company officials say the extension gives PG&E more time to enroll its customers with past-due balances into a new payment plan.
The earliest the company will begin to turn off power is the start of 2022.
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PG&E officials say they're also waiting for more information about California's Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP), a program designed to help reduce late balances accrued during the pandemic.
Those who are eligible for CAPP will not have their services disconnected until the program is finalized.