Advance Pay

Click here to download a brochure about our Advance Pay program.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative has delivered reliable energy since 1940. As times and needs change, we offer innovative ways for you to take control of your electric bill.

With Advance Pay you can:

What is Advance Pay?

Advance Pay is a pay-as-you-go plan that allows you to pay when you want, in the amounts you want. Instead of receiving a paper bill each month, usage is calculated daily. New members pay a standard refundable $5 membership fee and a minimal processing fee.

Is Advance Pay the right choice for me?

Would it be easier for you to make weekly or biweekly payments rather than one large payment each month? If so, Advance Pay may be for you.

Statistics indicate prepay electricity programs help lower electric consumption due to members’ awareness of usage patterns. Therefore, any member interested in monitoring and lowering his or her electricity use could potentially benefit from the Advance Pay program.

What if my Advance Pay account runs low?

You will receive a low balance notice via the method you choose (e-mail and/or automated calling service). This will give you time to purchase more power before the meter is scheduled for disconnection. However, purchasing power is quick and easy, even on weekends and holidays.

When will I receive a low balance notice?

When you set up your Advance Pay account, you will choose the balance at which you will begin to receive low-balance notifications.

I have a traditional account. Can I switch to Advance Pay?

Yes! You can switch to an Advance Pay account even if you already have service with Tri-County Electric Cooperative. Any existing security deposit will be credited to your current account balance. And if you decide that Advance Pay is not for you, we’ll switch you back to a traditional account.

How do I make payments?

By Phone: Toll Free: 1-877-874-1215

Online: To check your account balance, visit MyEnergy Online.

At our Office: 

Headquarters – 6473 Old State Rd., St. Matthews

Eastover District Office – 11335 Garners Ferry Rd., Eastover Santee District Office – 9348 Old #6 Hwy., Santee

Mon–Fri 8A.M.–5P.M.