Electrical power line towers are seen in Los Angeles in August. Overdue power bills have mushroomed during the pandemic as job losses mounted and power consumption soared.

Electrical power line towers are seen in Los Angeles, California, August 19, 2020 during a triple-digit heatwave gripping the area. – Hundreds of thousands of California residents are at risk of losing power in rolling blackouts as the state grapples with record-breaking heat wave and wildfires burning across the state. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)