Nev. Admin. Code § 704.329 - Deposit: Alternatives

Current through March 28, 2022

1. A utility may not require a customer to provide a deposit if the customer:
(a) Has established satisfactory credit with the utility or any other municipal or regulated energy utility;
(b) Uses a guarantor with satisfactory credit; or
(c) Receives benefits from a retirement plan or the Social Security Administration, unless the customer has had a termination of service or has made four or more payments after the issuance of the next monthly bill within a 12-month period.
2. A utility:
(a) Shall provide, at the request of a customer, a form to request the customer's credit history from another utility or to verify employment.
(b) May not require a customer to use a guarantor to begin service.
3. A utility may, in determining whether a customer will be required to provide a deposit, consider:
(a) Whether the customer has been continuously employed with his or her employer for at least 1 year;
(b) The payment history if the previous service was not in the name of the customer, if the customer is newly divorced or separated and is seeking service in his or her own name; and
(c) Any other factors set forth in the tariff of the utility.


Nev. Admin. Code § 704.329
Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm'n, eff. 1-5-89

NRS 703.025, 704.210

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