When you need a little help paying for electricity,
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What is a deferred payment plan, also known as a DPP?
A deferred payment plan (DPP) is an arrangement between you and Pogo that allows you to pay for outstanding energy costs over time without disconnecting your electric service due to nonpayment.
How do I get a DPP?
If you would like a DPP, you must request a DPP through our online chat, SMS or our automated telephone system. We will not set one up without your explicit request. You can respond ‘DPP’ to your daily text message to see if you qualify or via our online chat. Note: If you already have a DPP and it exceeds $40, you will need to talk to an agent to see if you qualify for additional assistance.
When would I need a DPP, and will Pogo inform me once my account balance is low?
You will receive a text and/or email informing you that your account balance is low. If the balance falls below $0.01, it is at risk of disconnect. The message you will receive will state:
Alert:Your Pogo account is near or below the disconnect balance limit. Your service is not at risk of disconnect today. Current balance: $X.xx. Usage on MMDD was X.x kWh Account # XXXXX. Recharge now @ Pogo.ly/Recharge. Need help? Reply ‘DPP’ to this message to see if you qualify. Tired of low balance reminders? Switch to autopay & you could save $200/year or more! Pogo.ly/myaccount
Around 7:00am on the date the account qualifies for disconnect due to non-payment, otherwise known as a DNP, you will receive the following message:
ALERT: Your service is at risk of disconnect at 11am today. Current account balance: $X.xx. Min. recharge amount needed: $X.xx. Usage on MMDD was X.x kWh. Account # XXX. Recharge now @ Pogo.ly/Recharge. If you recharge after 11am, service is still @ risk of disconnect.
At 11am, if your account balance is still negative Pogo will send the DNP transaction request to your TDU, and Pogo will send you the following message:
ALERT: Your Pogo account balance is -$XX.XX and your DPP balance is $XX.XX and service is being disconnected. Visit Pogo.ly/Recharge to recharge at least $XX.XX Once you recharge, Pogo will automatically send a reconnect request to the utility which will be completed within 2 hours (24/7). For details: Pogo.ly/dpp
Does my power have to be on for me to get a DPP?
You can request a DPP anytime, it does not matter if your power is on or off. The purpose of a DPP is to get your account balance over $0.00 to either avoid disconnect or have your power restored. Once your account balance is above $0.00, the Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) has 2 hours to turn your power back on after it has been disconnected due to non-payment (Pogo does not control this). If your electricity is not on because of another reason (example- power is out due to a weather event), this 2-hour window does not apply.
Can I get another DPP if I am currently paying on an initial DPP?
Request a DPP with us through the online chat located on the bottom right corner of our website. First, type “DPP” in the chat window to start the process of getting a DPP, then find out if you qualify. You may also text DPP to 24197, or call us at 888.764.6669 and select option 4, to request a DPP over the phone.
How do I repay my DPP balance?
To repay your DPP you will need to recharge your account. Every time you recharge, 20% of the amount you recharged will go towards your DPP. To payback your DPP faster, you can adjust the repayment percentage by calling 888.764.6669, selecting option 4 then option 2.
Is there anything else I should know about a DPP?
When you have DPP with Pogo Energy, you will automatically have a switch hold placed on your account. A switch hold prevents you from switching electric providers while you have an outstanding balance with Pogo. Once your DPP balance is paid back in full, the switch hold will be removed from your account.
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