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Budget Billing

The "Budget Bill" is an average of your power bills over the past 12 months. It brings the highest bills down and the lowest bills up to the same amount each month.

Start Anytime, End Anytime

Your averaged bill can start any month and end any time you choose.

With Budget Billing, the meter is still read on the same schedule as in the past, and your bill is computed just like always. The bill still arrives in the mail to tell you how many kilowatt-hours were used and the total bill amount. Your Budget Bill amount will be shown as the amount due on your bill.

To qualify for this service you must be a residential customer with an acceptable credit rating and you must have had continuous service at your present location for a minimum of 12 months.

Here's How It Works:

Any current balance on your account must be paid in full before you can sign up for Budget Billing. We then average your actual usage over the past 12 months, using a calculation developed by our billing department. This averaged amount is automatically refigured every October to insure a perpetual 12-month average. Taxes, security light charges, contracts or other fees will be averaged in with your electric usage, but they will still be itemized on your bill.

Important Notes:

The budget bill only works if you pay your bill promptly every month. Your budget amount must be paid before the next billing or your account will revert to regular billing and all past due balances must be paid.

To Get Started:

Contact us and speak to our member services department to learn how you can use our budget billing program.

For more information, download our Budget Billing Brochure PDF.

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