Paperless billing offers several benefits to our members:
- It’s more secure – Your bill cannot get lost or stolen in the mail. This lowers your risk of identity theft because your bill is only available through your secure login in our SmartHub app.
- It’s faster – Don’t wait on the mail. View your bill as soon as it’s available.
- It’s more accessible – Easily view 4 years of billing history at any time in the SmartHub App.
- It’s familiar – The paperless bill is an exact replica our GEC paper bills.
- Paperless billing members are automatically entered in our quarterly drawing for a $100 bill credit.
Login to SmartHub to “turn off paper bills” or call GEC at 863-946-6200 to go paperless!
We offer a pre-paid account program for our members who prefer to have more flexibility with payment amounts and timing. With PowerPay!, members can avoid paper bills, late fees, large deposits, disconnect and reconnect fees, and due dates. See our PowerPay! info sheet (PDF) for more details.
Choose When It’s Due
Members can choose which billing cycle is preferred for bill payments. All members are eligible for this program and can choose to have bills due on the 5th or 20th of each month. Members can plan and budget for their electric bill payments more easily with this option. No application is necessary.
Call 863-946-6200 or stop in one of our offices and choose to have your bill due on the 5th or 20th of the month. Due dates that fall on holidays or weekends will not be penalized until the next business day.
Because members normally experience seasonal fluctuations in electrical usage, Glades Electric Cooperative offers a plan that makes monthly charges consistent throughout the year. This is called the budget billing plan.
The amount charged each month is calculated by averaging the electrical usage for the most recent twelve months and charging the monthly average throughout the year. Ask a Member Service Representative to determine if you qualify and if the plan fits your situation.
Combined Statement Billing
For members who maintain several GEC accounts listed under the same name, this billing program offers convenience and savings. Under this program, the member receives one consolidated bill showing the location of each service, the usage, and dollar amount due for energy used at that service. A combined total of all amounts due is listed at the bottom of the statement.
The member can write one check, yet still have information needed about each account. Multiple-account members can combine this service with the Automatic Bank Draft to make monthly bill paying faster and more convenient.
For more information or to apply for any of our special billing programs, contact your Member Service Representative at 863-946-6200.