Source: NorthFulton.com

Sawnee EMC announces new billing alert program

by Staff Reports

September 23, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — Have you ever opened your power bill and said, “Wow, if I had only known it was going to be this much, I would have cut back or done something different before it was too late?”

Well, if so, and you are a member of Sawnee EMC… then you are in luck.

Sawnee EMC announced it has developed a new Internet-based tool that allows its customers to set a maximum billing threshold for their account; then, receive courtesy emails as their energy bill approaches their selected threshold amount.

The new “Billing Alert Program” will allow participating members to receive up to three email notices during a billing period about how their energy usage and their estimated bill amount is progressing toward the bill date.

This will allow members to know approximately how much their bill will be before the actual bill arrives. These billing alert notices can also be viewed within Sawnee’s mobile web app and at the cooperative’s website.

“We are constantly being asked, ‘is there anything I can do to reduce my electric bill?’” said Blake House, vice president of member services at Sawnee EMC. “We tell members, if you are on a budget, you must take advantage of our AMI system and our online tools, so that you can keep track of how much you are using on a daily or weekly basis. Don’t wait until it is too late before you get concerned about how much power you are using.”

The Billing Alert Program is also available through iPhone and iPad web app under the “Billing” tab, which can be downloaded from Sawnee’s website at http://www.sawnee.com/ mobile.

For more information, call 770-887-2363.