Not everyone likes to wait a month before getting bills for their electricity. For many Duck River EMC members, it would be easier to make weekly or biweekly payments. Others might want to track their electricity use more closely in order to make decisions on how to conserve and budget. Others might need a way to reduce the required security deposit based on DREMC’s established credit check.
For these co-op members, DREMC’s PowerUP Prepay Program offers alternatives to traditional billing and payments. While not for everyone, PowerUP Prepay allows individuals and households to “pay-as-they-go” for electricity.
PowerUP is technology-based. Those who opt for the prepay option will have special meters installed that report how much electricity is used at regular intervals. Participants will be able to view their accounts in order to decide when to add to their pre-paid balance. Meter connection and disconnection is handled remotely. PowerUP might not be available in certain cases where location and terrain might make the remote reports and signals difficult to transmit.
Standard membership and connection fees still apply to new members who choose to sign up for PowerUP accounts. An initial energy purchase of $50 is also required. If you are an existing member, any existing deposit in excess of $50 will be applied to the pre-paid service. A monthly $5 fee will be charged due to special equipment and administrative charges specific to the program.
DREMC members who use the PowerUp Prepay Program can make payments to their account by using any of these convenient options:
- Pay in person at any DREMC office during regular office hours
- Call (931)684-4621 and use your debit or credit card
- Pay online by clicking the “Pay My Bill” at the bottom of the page
- Use the DREMC mobile app
For more information about our PowerUP Prepay Program, call or visit your local co-op office or click here for a brochure.