The energy meter must be read each month by the operators and fill the meter reading in the customer card and additionally in his own log book. The customer card itself is the bill and has to be presented by the customer on the pay-day at the counter of the company. Billing data are directly entered in the statistical computer records. This record is of great importance as a tool of management of the company and as motivation for the staff.
The consumer has to pay his electricity bill and any other charges (e.g. reconnection fees and late payment surcharges, etc) during the first 15 days of the next month. Otherwise SCECO will charge a late payment fee, which increases with time.