Bill Payment Options


WHEN CAN I PAY MY ELECTRIC BILL?

Please try to pay your bill by the due date. A 10-percent penalty is assessed on bills not received by BREC at its offices by the due date. Remember that a “postmark” date does not qualify as the date that payment is received. Allow 4 – 5 days for a payment to reach us if paying at a BREC pay station or if sending by mail to avoid the penalty.

Buckeye Rural Electric Bill Format

AUTOMATED TELEPHONE SYSTEM

Call 800-231-2732 to access our interactive voice response phone system. Press Option 2 to pay with your credit card/ check or press “0” to speak to a friendly Member Services Representative.

AUTOMATIC BILL PAYMENT

Fill out the sign up form by clicking here. After sign up, you will continue to receive a statement showing energy use and payment will be drawn from the specified checking/savings, or debit/credit card for bill payment. The amount will vary month to month unless you sign up for budget billing.

ONLINE BILL PAYMENT SYSTEM

Our website features paperless billing and accepts all forms of payment listed below. You will need a paper statement with statement ID to set up your online account.

If paying online, use the cooperative’s website link : https://billing.buckeyerec.com/brec/login.jsp. If you have any questions regarding your online account, please contact our office.

MAIL

Mail your payment using the envelope and statement stub to the address below or VISIT OUR OFFICE INDOOR LOBBY (INDOOR LOBBY CLOSED due to COVID-19) and speak with one of our friendly Member Services Representatives.

BUCKEYE REC
PO BOX 200
RIO GRANDE, OH 45674

VISIT OUR OFFICE OR DRIVE-THROUGH WINDOW

(DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY due to COVID-19)

During office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday (except holidays), or after hours – use our night deposit drop-box located at the drive through.

Rio Grande Office is located at 4848 St. Rt. 325 South

The Buckeye REC Lawrence County Office is located at 5459 St. Rt. 217, Willow Wood, OH, next to the Linville Post Office in a building shared with the Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation Service. This is a full-service office open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday only (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.). (LAWRENCE COUNTY OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to COVID-19)

BREC PAYMENT STATIONS

(Due to COVID-19, all payment stations may not be available)

  • All locations of Hocking Valley Bank in Athens
  • Hocking Valley Bank, East Washington St., in Albany
  • Hocking Valley Bank, North Plains, in The Plains
  • Peoples Bank in Middleport and Pomeroy
  • Liberty Federal Savings Bank, 7510 County Road 107, Proctorville
  • Liberty Federal Savings Bank, 314 Park Ave, Ironton

You can also pay your electric bill (cash only) at WALMART, KROGER AND MANY OTHER LOCATIONS through CheckFreePay’ s many locations. It’s the nation’s leading provider of walk-in bill payment solutions. With more than 20,000 CheckFreePay agents across the U.S., we’re sure you’ll find one of their walk-in payment locations near you.

Visit www.checkfreepay.com and select the tab to “Find a Location”. Click on “Agent Locator” and choose Option 2 to search by zip code. Enter your zip and a list of CheckFreePay’s agents near you will be displayed.

DO NOT remit payments by mail or DO NOT pay for delinquent bills at any pay station. Your payment may not reach our office in time to prevent cut off and collection charges.

WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED

  • Cash-Accepted at our office lobby or drive-through
  • Check -Accepted online, office lobby and drive through, mailed payment or through the automated telephone system.
  • Credit/Debit Card – Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted online and via telephone services and at our offices.

Warning: Third Party Payment Websites!

The cooperative urges members to stay away from third party websites when making payments.

Those who pay online need to carefully review what web site you are using. Third party bill pay sites advertise the cooperative name, information and logo to get members to use their service but are NOT affiliated in any way with Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative. They will charge you a service fee to use their site. buckeyerec.coop does not charge a fee to make payments online.