Sometimes knowing what your monthly expenses are going to be is a big step toward meeting your monthly financial obligations. If you have an ECI REC usage history of less than 3,000 kWh, the Cooperative offers member-consumers a budget billing option to level monthly electricity payments. We calculate your monthly payment based on your 12-month usage history or the usage history of the past occupants of your residence.
ECI REC reviews your account periodically to ensure that payments are on track with actual usage so that you do not face a large debit or credit at the end of the year. Member-consumers will pay for the electricity used. Your bill will always indicate your current charges during the month in addition to your budget amount.
You can enroll one of three ways:
Complete the Budget Billing form and mail it to the Urbana office.
Call our toll-free number: 877-850-4343.
Visit our headquarters building in Urbana.
Your account must be paid in full before you are able to enroll or cancel your participation.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps pay the winter heating bills of low-income and elderly people. This assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing.
To find out if you are eligible you can go to the Iowa Department of Human Rights website or write to:
LIHEAP - Iowa Department of Human Rights
Des Moines, IA 50319
Where to apply and a complete list of community Action Agencies is also located on the IDHR website, where you look up these locations by county.
ECI REC's tariff contains detailed information about LIHEAP.
Making energy-efficient choices can have a big impact on your electric bill. ECI REC's energy-wise programs help our member-consumers use less electricity.
From changing out light bulbs to installing a new heating and cooling system, there are many ways to make your home more energy efficient. Explore the pages in this section to find the options that work for you!