Prepay Power is for people who want to take control of their electric accounts and energy use. Think of your account balance like you do your car’s gas tank. You can purchase small amounts of “fuel” every few days, or fill up the tank and not worry about it for several weeks. You can decide what works best for your budget.
With traditional billing, you pay an amount calculated by Baldwin EMC for electricity you used in the previous month. With Prepay Power, you can pay how much you want, when you want. Unlike Baldwin EMC’s traditional billing methods, Prepay Power does not require a member deposit, and Prepay Power accounts are not penalized for disconnects and reconnects.
Is Prepay Power Right for You?
- Would it be easier for you to make daily, weekly or biweekly payments rather than one large payment each month?
- Would you like to avoid paying late fees, reconnect fees or a deposit?
- Would it be more convenient for you to pay when you can, instead of meeting a due date set by Baldwin EMC?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, keep reading — here are a few more reasons to choose Prepay Power:
Benefits of Prepay Power
- Choose your own payment schedule.
- Purchase electricity when convenient.
- Monitor electrical use.
- Customize the plan that’s best for you.
- Pay what you want, when you want.
- No security deposits or late fees.
How Prepay Power Works
The process is simple: Put as much money as you want in your prepaid account, and we supply you with electricity. As you use power, your account balance goes down. When the funds run out, the electricity does, too.
You can buy more power by adding money to your account any time day or night by visiting us at our website or at one of our 24-hour Easy Pay Kiosks in Summerdale, Orange Beach or Bay Minette. If you add to your account after your power is disconnected, your power will be restored* and you won’t be charged a reconnection fee. (Note that, for payments made after 11 p.m., power may not be restored until 6:30 a.m. the next morning.)
Monitor What You Use and Spend
By monitoring your energy use and adjusting your habits, you can reduce the amount of electricity you use each day and save money: When you monitor your power consumption on a regular basis, you will begin to notice patterns in your day-to-day use. Any variation from this pattern, such as a houseguest (increase) or a vacation (decrease) will become evident as you monitor your account. Observing and controlling daily use can help keep your electric costs down.