Now, you can watch your energy use, control your electric bill, or do both.
Lane Electric now offers its members option to monitor their energy usage and/or prepay for their electricity before they use it. Under the umbrella program, myUsage, are two very different options: myView and myChoice. Both of these options have been offered to educate and give members total control over their energy consumption.
Members can monitor their daily energy usage by using myUsage, our new energy-awareness/monitoring program. myUsage can help members save money and the environment by promoting energy efficiency and conservation every day.
myUsage provides online information that can change the way people think about electricity. Both provide real options for individual situations. Wondering if myUsage right for you? Learn more about each program below.
myView provides options for members who are interested in monitoring their daily electric use while myChoiceoffers members a “pay-as-you-go” option. No deposits. Customized payments. No fixed monthly bill.
Can I really reduce my energy costs by an estimated 10 -12% by using myView?
Statistics show that those who monitor or track their energy use on a regular basis use less energy. Experts say that if you know how much energy you use every day, you will most likely see a lower monthly electric bill.
That depends entirely on you! myView works best for those who want real-time control of their energy use. By monitoring your energy consumption on a daily basis, you will begin to notice patterns in your day-to-day energy use. Variations from these patterns, such as a house guest, or being gone on vacation where little energy is being used, will become evident as you monitor your account. Monitoring and controlling daily use can help reduce electrical costs.
myView is simple… You watch how much electricity you use each day rather than waiting until the end of the month when you receive a “surprise” on your electric bill.
Once you sign up and begin monitoring your energy use through myView, you can begin to adjust your lifestyle and receive daily usage alerts by e-mail.
The myChoice program is a pay-as-you-go program which allows membersto prepay for their electricity before they use it. The program provides an alternative to traditional monthly billing by allowing participants to customize a plan that best suits their individual needs.
A participant’s prepaid balance is adjusted based on their daily energy use. When the account balance gets low, participants can add money as it fits their budget. Participants may pay as much or as often as they wish as long as the account retains a positive balance. When/if the account goes to a negative balance, the meter stops, and the power will automatically turn off. When a payment is made and the account has a positive balance, power will be reconnected automatically.
THE POWER OF INFORMATION
myChoice provides daily updates on the status of a prepaid account via phone, e-mail and/or text messaging. Participants choose when and how they want to be notified. Statistics show prepay programs help lower energy costs when members are aware of their daily usage patterns.
HOW myChoice WORKS
For as little as $25, members can open a myChoice account.*
New and existing members may participate in our “pay-as-you-go” program. A security deposit is not required for new members. Existing member’s deposits are applied as a credit when opening a myChoice account.
Once a myChoice account has been activated, participants may access their account information by visiting www.laneelectric.com and clicking on the myUsage button, or by calling 877.775.5867.
Note: myChoice program participants will not receive traditional monthly billing statements and *other charges may be applicable.