Residential Customers > Payment Options > Pay As You Go Program

No Monthly Bills. No Late Fees.

Is Pay As You Go The Right Choice For Me? Would it be easier for you to make daily, weekly or biweekly payments rather than one large payment each month?

This program works best for people who want to take control of their electric accounts and energy usage.
With Pay As You Go billing, you pay for electricity how and when you choose. Purchasing electricity before you use it allows you to control your budget and pay how much you want, when you want. And, there are no late fees. Instead of a monthly billing statement, your usage and balance are calculated daily. Track your usage by phone or online at

By monitoring your consumption on a regular basis, you will begin to notice patterns in your day-to-day usage. Any variation from this pattern, such as a house guest (increase) or a vacation (decrease), will become evident as you monitor your account. Monitoring and controlling daily usage can help keep those electrical costs down. Statistics indicate prepay electricity programs help lower electric consumption due to member’s awareness of usage patterns. Any member interested in monitoring and lowering their electricity usage would benefit from the Pay As You Go program.

Think of Pay As You Go the same as you do putting gas in your car: You pay for it before you use it. You can purchase small amounts every few days or “fill up” the tank and not worry about it for several weeks. When your supply is low, you simply purchase more.

Because you pay for electricity in advance, there are no monthly bills, no late fees, and little or no deposit. The program also saves money! In similar programs across the country, Pay As You Go participants typically see a 10-12% reduction in their monthly electric bill.

For more information on the Pay As You Go program, call the Customer Care Center at 850.892.2111 or send an e-mail to  To sign up for Pay As You Go, you may fill out an application at any CHELCO office.

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