Sonora Implements Electricity Subsidy As Temperature Rise Amid Pandemic

Published: Monday, May 4, 2020 - 5:05am
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Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich speaks to a crowd in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, in January 2020.

Sonorans are getting help with the high costs of electricity during the scorching summer months of May through October.

Gov. Claudia Pavlovich signed an agreement with the federal electricity commission subsidizing electricity bills in all 72 Sonoran municipalities.

This isn’t the first time the state has provided aid for summer electricity costs, but Pavlovich cited the coronavirus pandemic as an added incentive to provide financial relief this year — especially as families are being asked to spend more time indoors under the state’s strict stay-at-home orders.

The subsidy is expected to provide more than $20 million of relief to as many as 270,000 Sonoran families in the next six months, according to press release from the Governor's Office.

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