- Avoiding Late Fees & Disconnects
- Bill Inserts
- Facility Charges & Fees
- Keep Your Bill Affordable
- Member Information Update Request
- Member Programs
- Six Ways to Pay
- Understand Your Bill
ECI REC member-consumers' electric meter(s) are read at midnight on the last day of the month. Van Wert Inc. is contracted to read the meters, and they collect the data by driving within the vicinity of the meters' location.
Electricity bills are usually generated about the ninth business day of the month following the meter reading. They are mailed around the 10th day of each month. Payments must be received at ECI REC on or before the first of every month.
Payment Options - To better meet all member-consumers' needs, ECI offers six payment options for members to pay their bills. None have additional service fees.
Consolidate Your Accounts - Bill consolidation is available for those with multiple accounts. If all multiple-account consumers signed up for bill consolidation, ECI REC would save 28 reams of paper and over $7,400 a year.
Keep Your Bill Affordable - ECI REC offers both a budget billing program that establishes a set monthly billing amount and an energy assistance program that helps qualifying members pay winter heating bills.
Understand Your Electric Bill - Your electric bill has 16 critical areas you should know about.
Your Electric Rate - ECI REC's electric rates are divided primarily into three rate groups: residential, agricultural, and commercial. Several factors go into determining a location's service rate.
Avoid Late Fees and Disconnects - The best way to avoid a late fee or a disconnect is to contact us by phone at 877-850-4343 or to stop in at our office. Options are available to help you manage your electric bills.
Service Charges and Fees - Charges and fees are applied for a variety of services such as underground utility locates, disconnections, meter testing, and return checks.
Optional Member Programs - If member-consumers choose to participate, there are several programs that affect electric bills. These programs support renewable energy, political groups, and members in need.