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, 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.
PAY with SmartHub App
Visit the app store to download your NEW mobile and web SmartHub app. SmartHub has several features that make managing your account as easy as possible. Whether through the web, your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS), you’ll be able to pay your bill, view your usage, contact member service and get the latest news. Click the link below for more details or to sign-up for SmartHub.
Click Here For more information about Smarthub.
To log in to your Smarthub account, click here!
AUTOMATED PAY-BY-PHONE SYSTEM
Call 844-937-1653 to access our interactive voice response pay-by-phone system. Press Option 1 (if you’ve already created a PIN) to pay with your credit card or check. To create or update your PIN press Option 3. You may also use this system to inquire about your account, sign up, cancel or update autopay, create or update pin number or update your phone number.
AUTOMATIC BILL PAYMENT
You can have funds automatically deducted from your checking, savings or credit card each month. No more writing checks, paying postage or worrying about late fees! Your electric bill deducts automatically from your bank account or credit card on the due date. You will receive your monthly electric bill electronically or by mail. Sign-up through the NEW SmartHub app account management tool or the automated pay-by-phone system by calling 844-937-1653.
Click Here to visit our website for more SmartHub details.
ONLINE BILL PAYMENT SYSTEM
Don’t want to create a SmartHub account now? Click here to access Pay Now to quickly pay on an account.
Mail your payment using the envelope and statement stub to the address below:
PO BOX 200
RIO GRANDE, OH 45674
VISIT OUR OFFICE
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, Patriot, Ohio.
Lawrence County Office will be closed until further notice.
BREC PAYMENT STATIONS
- 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
Cash Only Options
VanillaDirect Pay **NEW**
We’re excited to introduce VanillaDirect Pay, our newest, convenient way to pay your bill with cash.
Pay your BREC bill with cash at any of these local retailers: Dollar General, Family Dollar, CVS Pharmacy, Speedway, and 7-Eleven. Visit www.vanilladirect.com to find other participating locations. Show your barcode located on your paper bill or in your SmartHub account at the register. The cashier will scan the barcode and then take your payment which will be credited to your account immediately.
You can also pay your electric bill (cash only) at WALMART, KROGER AND MANY OTHER LOCATIONS through CheckFreePay’s many locations. Visit www.checkfreepay.com and select the tab to “Find a Payment Location to obtain a list of CheckFreePay’s agents near you.
DO NOT remit payments by mail or pay for delinquent bills at any pay station. Your payment may not reach our office in time to prevent disconnection for nonpayment and associated fees.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED
- Cash-Accepted at our office
- E-check – Accepted online, office, mailed payment or through the automated pay-by-phone system.
- Credit/Debit Card – Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted online, automated pay-by-phone service and at our office.
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.