RECC’s new Prepaid Electric Service allows you to pay for energy when you choose, the same way you buy gasoline for your car. The easy pay-as-you-go plan will give you greater control over your budget because you can decide how much to pay and when to pay it. Prepaid Electric Service offers many benefits:
Say goodbye to large deposits
A $50 deposit and $25 toward your first energy use is all that’s needed to start on Prepaid Electric Service. (You’ll still have your $5 co-op membership fee as well.) If you have a larger deposit with the co-op, you can apply part of it to your energy bill!
No more monthly bill
Instead of one large bill at the end of the month, you can make smaller payments when your prepaid account runs low! And there are no late fees that increase your costs.
Buy electricity when convenient
You can customize a payment schedule that works for you. Make a payment anytime online or by phone, or through our office during business hours. You can buy an electricity supply for a month or more, or enough for a few days at a time.
Monitor and control your energy use
Since you can see your prepaid balance change each day, you’ll be more aware if your electric use increases. You can also see how changes in your habits can affect your energy cost!
Receive low-balance notifications
We’ll let you know if your prepaid balance is getting low, usually when you have about five days left of typical electric use. You can choose e-mail or text messages, or phone calls to alert you of a low balance.
Prepaid Electric Service is a different way to pay and manage your electric costs. If you want more information about this new billing option, give us a call at (217) 438-6197. We can review your account history and current balance, and explain the transition to the prepaid plan.