Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–1506.01. Disconnection of service in extreme temperature prohibited.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the term “forecast of extreme temperature” means a National Weather Service forecast for the District of Columbia of 95 degrees Fahrenheit or above during any time of a day or of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below during any time of a day.

(b) An electric company shall not disconnect residential electric service during the day preceding and the day of a forecast of extreme temperature or if the forecast of extreme temperature precedes a holiday or weekend day, on any day during the holiday or weekend.


(May 9, 2000, D.C. Law 13-107, § 106a; as added Mar. 9, 2016, D.C. Law 21-82, § 2, 63 DCR 772.)

Cross References

Disconnection of natural gas service in extreme temperature prohibited, §  34-1506.01.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Heat Wave Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-68, July 9, 2007, 54 DCR 6824).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Heat Wave Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-439, July 16, 2008, 55 DCR 8288).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2 of Heat Wave Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-154, July 28, 2009, 56 DCR 6344).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 13-107, § 106a, concerning disconnection of service in extreme temperature, see § 2 of the Heat Wave Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-83, June 14, 2013, 60 DCR 9303, 20 DCSTAT 1438).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 13-107, § 106a, concerning disconnection of service in extreme temperature, see § 2 of the Heat Wave Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-349, June 17, 2014, 61 DCR 6117).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 13-107, § 106a, prohibiting the electric company from disconnecting residential electric service when the heat index is forecasted to be 95 degrees Fahrenheit or above, see § 2 of the Heat Wave Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-82, June 17, 2015, 62 DCR 8829, 21 DCSTAT 1475).

For temporary (90 days) addition of D.C. Law 13-107, § 106a, concerning disconnection of service in extreme temperature, see § 2 of the Heat Wave Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-130, July 31, 2015, 62 DCR 10862).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Heat Wave Safety Temporary Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Law 17-33, October 18, 2007, law notification 54 DCR 10703).

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Heat Wave Safety Temporary Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Law 17-242, October 21, 2008, law notification 55 DCR 11705).

For temporary (225 day) addition, see § 2 of Heat Wave Safety Temporary Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Law 18-80, December 8, 2009, law notification 57 DCR 2).

For temporary (225 day) creation this section, see § 2 of Heat Wave Safety Temporary Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Law 19-35, Oct. 20, 2011, 58 DCR 6752).

For temporary (225 day) creation this section, see § 2 of Heat Wave Safety Temporary Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Law 19-176, Oct. 16, 2012, 59 DCR 9110).

For temporary (225 days) addition of D.C. Law 13-107, § 106a, prohibiting disconnection of service in extreme temperature, see § 2 of the Heat Wave Safety Temporary Amendment Act of 2013 (D.C. Law 20-21, October 3, 2013, 60 DCR 10878).

For temporary (225 days) addition of D.C. Law 13-107, § 106a, concerning disconnection of service in extreme temperature, see § 2 of the Heat Wave Safety Temporary Amendment Act of 2014 (Nov. 18, 2014, D.C. Law 20-138, 61 DCR 7185).

For temporary (225 days) addition of D.C. Law 13-107, § 106a, see § 2 of the Heat Wave Safety Temporary Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Law 21-25, Sept. 23, 2015, 62 DCR 9454).