No deposits. No monthly bills. No reconnection fees.
What is Pay-As-You-Go?
Traditionally, customers receive a utility bill at the end of the month for all of the electricity they used in the past 30 days. Pre-paid billing works the other way. The program allows you to choose how much and how often you want to pay before you use the electricity. This allows you to control your budget and pay how much you want, when you want. There are no security deposits. Your usage and balance are calculated daily, so there are no monthly bills. If your funds run out, your service will be automatically disconnected. You will be notified by phone or email that service has been cut off. You can purchase more power online or by phone any time of day, 7 days a week. Your power will be restored the same day and you won't be charged a reconnection fee.
Who can participate in the program?
Residential South Central members served under Rate Schedule 1 are eligible to participate in the prepay program. New applicants requesting residential service are also eligible. Some restrictions may apply. If you are interested in the Pay-As-You-Go program, contact us.
Is it more expensive than traditional billing?
No, electricity for prepay billing is the same price as traditional billing.
How do I sign up?
Click here to fill out an application.
How much money should I keep in my prepay account?
It's up to you! You can buy energy to last for a few days or several months. Similar to filling up your gas tank, you can put small amounts every few days or you can "fill up" the tank.
Do I have to have a zero balance to convert to the Pay-As-You-Go program?
No. If you have a balance on your account and want to convert to prepay billing, South Central will allow you to pay the balance over a period of time. Fifty percent (50%) of your energy payments will be applied to your old balance until you have paid the account balance in full.
Is Prepay the right choice for me?
Would it be easier for you to make daily, weekly or bi-weekly payments rather than one large payment each month?
Prepay works best for people who want to take control of their electric accounts and energy usage. By monitoring your consumption on a regular basis, you will begin to notice patterns in your day-to-day usage. Any variation from this pattern, such as a house guest (increase) or a vacation (decrease), will become evident as you monitor your account. Monitoring and controlling daily usage can help keep those electrical costs down.
Studies show prepay electricity programs help lower electric consumption due to member's awareness of usage patterns.
Any member interested in monitoring and lowering their electricity usage would benefit from the Pay-As-You-Go program.
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