Penelec one-time bill pay option gives customers the freedom to make a single payment, especially during emergencies.
In this article, we will be looking at this particular payment method and getting to know whether we will benefit from it or not. But before we begin, we will have to know a bit more about Penelec as a company.
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Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec)
Pennsylvania Electric Company also known by the majority as Penelec is a FirstEnergy Corporation subsidiary that serves approximately 600,000 customers in Pennsylvania.
You can locate Penelec at 5404 Evans Rd, Erie, PA 16509, United States, or 167 Industrial Park Rd, Johnstown, PA 15904, United. Just like any other FirstEnergy company, the head office is in Akron, Ohio, United States.
Before we get to know the Penelec one-time bill pay process, let us quickly take a look at how to start service with Penelec first. There will never be the need for Penelec one-time bill pay without a Penelec service.
How to start service with Penelec in PA
If you are moving to Erie and wish to start service with Penelec, then it is essential that you pay attention to this article very well.
There are two different ways you can start service with Penelec in PA. You can start service by simply calling the Penelec phone number 800 545 7741 and requesting for new service.
The other option demands that you go through an online process to request for new service via the FirstEnergy company website. I have a full article on how to start service with FirstEnergy which you might want to read to know the entire process.
Penelec one time bill pay
“Penelec one-time bill pay” as the name suggests is a one-time payment method that customers can use to settle their Penelec bills. This means that the payment method used for this particular transaction will not be charged again during the next billing cycle.
Most people prefer to use Penelec one-time bill pay methods to avoid deductions when they are not expecting them. It hurts to wake up to see an alert for a deduction you didn’t budget for.
There are many FirstEnergy Corp bill pay methods available for customers and most of them collect your bills on autopilot. Well, it is what most people think. The truth is, you can decide to pay only when you want to.
The most obvious Penelec one-time bill pay methods are when you pay in person or when you pay by mail. There are other methods you probably didn’t know of.
One-time bank draft
This method allows a customer to make a one-time payment using an electronic bank draft. The method requires a FirstEnergy account which you can register from the company website. This method only takes payment when you confirm and you have the option to delete your banking details after making a payment.
However, this Penelec one-time bill pay method will not work under the following conditions and it might take 1 to 3 business days for the deduction to take effect.
- Bill is over 30 days past due
- The account is in disconnect status
- The account is identified as a “cash only” account
- Your account is a collective billing account
Credit card payment
The credit card payment can also be used as a one-time payment. You can easily do this even with a FirstEnergy guest account. All you need is a credit card and you can easily make payments.
This particular Penelec one-time bill pay method is made possible by a third-party vendor known as KUBRA. You can read my previous article on this particular FirstEnergy bill pay method.
All these Penelec one-time bill pay methods are available for use when you only want to make a one-time payment. However, you can easily save this method and use it any time you want or you can automate the entire process.