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What are the options for paying my bill?

There are a number of ways you can pay a bill:



Quarterly Direct Debit

Monthly Direct Debit

On receipt of bill


You pay for   what you use each quarter.

The full   amount is taken automatically from your bank account


This is perfect if   you want to spread out the cost of your electricity into smaller equal   monthly payments.

We calculate your   payment amount based on your usage history.

You pay for what you use each quarter via cash, cheque or card.


Please note, all credit cards automatically incur a 1.5% surcharge.

Payment frequency

Quarterly -   your payment will be taken from your bank account 14 days after your bill is produced..

Monthly -   choose a payment date between 1st and 28th each month  to suit you.

Quarterly -   you'll have 14 calendar days from the date on your bill to pay for your   energy.

Your payment amount

This will vary   depending on how much electricity you’ve used in the billing period.

We look at   your historical energy consumption to forecast your costs for the next 12   months. Your set  monthly payment   amount is reviewed to ensure you're paying the right amount for what you use   and you'll be advised if it needs to change.

This will vary   depending on how much electricity you’ve used in the billing period.

Bill or statement

Bill every 3   months

Bill every 3 months

Bill every 3   months

Discount applied



No   discount

Where to pay

Payment   is taken automatically.

Payment   is taken automatically.

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