Bank-a-Watt (Prepay program)
Tired of being surprised by the amount of your electricity bill? You can now sign up for Northeastern's pre-pay program "Bank-a-Watt". This program gives you the flexibility to pay for electricity through a payment plan that works best for you and the amounts that fit into your budget.
Your electric usage and account balance will be calculated daily. You can monitor your account by phone, online, or by using a SmartHub app on your mobile device or tablet. You decide how much electricity you want to purchase and pay for it with cash, check, debit or credit card. When your account runs low you will get an alert by phone, text or email (your choice) to let you know it is time to “recharge” your account to the level you desire. You can purchase enough electricity to last a day, a week, a month, or longer.
A minimum first-time energy purchase of $50 is required. Any payment made into your account thereafter must be at least $5. If your balance reaches $0 your meter will automatically disconnect after 9:00 a.m. the next business day. Once a $25 credit balance is established reconnection will take place within an hour without any late, disconnect or reconnect fees.
If it will be easier on your budget to make daily or weekly payments, or if you are leaving for the season and don’t want to be worry about your bill, then BANK-A-WATT might be the program for you.