Advance Pay - New Payment Option Offered
Article was added on Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Santee Electric Co-op is now offering a pay as you go
electricity plan to single phase residential customers. This
program will eliminate deposits, disconnection and reconnection
fees, allowing members to control their usage and pay whatever
amount is convenient whenever they like instead of being
responsible for paying a full month's bill all at once, according
to Project Engineer, IS Dept. Ardweena Bluefort.
SEC member, Christine McCutcheon, who has been on the program
for almost three months, said she is telling everyone about it
because advanced pay is the best thing Santee Electric has ever
offered. She said it is much more convenient to pay what she has in
her pocket instead of coming up with an entire month's bill at
It is easy to switch, to the program, Bluefort said, just come
to any SEC office; in Kingstree, Lake City, Manning, Hemingway or
Georgetown, to sign up. A minimum payment of $5 cash or $20
debit/credit card transaction is required. Then the member will
receive an in home display unit that helps them understand what is
using electricity on a daily basis and adjust the usage to make
their money go further, Bluefort explained.
When funds are low, the in home display unit will beep and, if
contact information is current, the member can also receive an
e-mail alert, allowing them to reload the account before they run
out of electricity.
Members have the flexibility of paying by phone or online using
a check card or a credit card anytime, Bluefort said.
Other important things to know about the program is that
member's contact information must stay current, a deposit may be
required to come off the program and switch back to a regular
account and accounts cannot participate in budget billing nor be on
bank draft while on the Advanced Pay plan.
For more information, call SEC at 1-800-922-1604.
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