Our members have multiple options to pay their monthly electric bills. Payment can be made any of the following ways:

Payment Methods Acceptable Payments
1. Self Service Online - SmartHub Online check, Savings, VISA, MasterCard, Discover
2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT for reoccurring auto draft payments) Checking, Savings, VISA, MasterCard, Discover
3. Pay-by-Phone, SECURE Automated Phone System: 844-209-7162 Check, Credit Card, Debit Card
4. Visit office Check, Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card

5. Mail in Payment

Check, Money Order

1) Self-Service Online Option - SmartHub

The self-service online option gives you the flexibility and convenience to meet your busy schedule. When using this option, you have the ability to do all of the following from any computer with Internet access:

  • View your bill and account history
  • Pay your bill
  • Modify your account information
  • Review your usage

Once you have signed up for this option, you will receive an e-mail from our office each month with a link that will bring you directly to your current bill. 

2) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) 
The EFT option is a convenient way that simplifies the method of paying your electric bill. When you sign up for EFT, Delaware County Electric Cooperative will automatically deduct your monthly bill amount from your checking, savings, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover account. You will still receive monthly statements in the mail showing your kilowatts-hour usage and the amount due.

To sign up for EFT, simply download and fill out the Automatic Payment Authorization form and return it to the DCEC office.


3) Pay-by-Phone, SECURE Automated Phone System 844-209-7162

The Automated Phone System option gives you the flexibility and convenience to meet your busy schedule as it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no additional fees and it’s fast and simple. You must have your account number or the phone number associated with your account to use the automated system. Your account number is located in the upper left corner of your bill. After dialing 1-844-209-7162, you will go to the main menu. You will be prompted to press numbers for the actions you wish to complete.

When using this option, you have the ability to:

  • Pay your bill
  • Modify your account information


4) Visit Office

Visiting our office to make a payment is always on option. DCEC accepts personal checks, credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover) and cash for payment. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 4:00PM, if you are not able to drop off your payment during our business hours, a safe deposit box is available. The safe deposit box is located by the main entrance into our office. Payments dropped off in the safe deposit box will be processed the following business day. Payments dropped off on a holiday or during the weekend are processed on the next business day.

 5) Mail in Payment

If you are not able to pay your bill using SmartHub, EFT options, or our Automated Phone Payment line, mailing your payment in is another option. Please mail payments to: Delaware County Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 471, Delhi, NY 13753.

If you are mailing in your payment, please allow plenty time for delivery before the 12th* due date monthly. If your bill states “Your service is subject to termination without further notice,” the balance on that bill needs to be paid immediately to avoid disconnection. Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from monthly payment, late charges, or disconnection. If you do not receive a bill, please contact us immediately.

Payments are due upon receipt and considered late after the 12th of each month. DCEC is not responsible for lost payments.



Late Payment Fees
Members are billed between the 17th and 20th of each month for service during the previous billing cycle. Payments for this service are due upon receipt. Payments not received by the 12th will accrue late charges of 1.5% per month or $5.00 per month, whichever is greater. Each member with an account balance of greater than $125 at the beginning of the next billing cycle will receive a FINAL DISCONNECT NOTICE with the next bill. 

Collection and Disconnect Fees (tax not included)
If a Delaware County Electric Cooperative representative is sent to the member’s location to reconnect a service or to investigate a problem at the member’s request, the following charges may apply: 


 Associated Fee


Trip Charge (even if payment is made to DCEC employee at service location to prevent disconnection)



On-site Disconnect Fee

Remote Disconnect Fee (procedure still requires DCEC employee to make trip to service location)

On-site Reconnect Fee During Regular Business Hours (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM)



On-site Reconnect Fee Outside Regular Business Hours (After 4:00 PM)



Remote Reconnect Fee During Regular Business Hours (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM)



Remote Reconnect Fee Outside Regular Business Hours (After 4:00 PM)



Reconnection at Transformer (2-Man Crew) During Regular Business Hours (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM)



Reconnection at Transformer (2-Man Crew) Outside Regular Business Hours (After 4:00 PM)



The trip charge is a charge that is applied if a Delaware County Electric Cooperative representative travels to the members’ location to:

1. Disconnect a service and collect amount owed (the trip charged is added to the amount owed).

2. Hang a door knocker to notify a member of a pending disconnect.

3. Investigate a possible problem at the members’ request and finds the problem to be on the member’s side of the meter.


Please note that the current bill, past due bill, and fees must be paid before service will be restored. Further fees may apply under different disconnect circumstances. For more information, please feel free to contact our office at (607) 746-2341 or e-mail us at billing@dce.coop.


Other Fees and Penalties 

 A $20 fee will be assessed for any checks returned to DCEC for non-sufficient funds, stop payment or closed account. Additional bank fees may apply.