Budget Billing 
Even out your monthly payments 
Budget Billing is a free option that helps level out seasonal high and low payments throughout the year. Your energy usage from the previous year is divided into 12 equal amounts, which in turn becomes your baseline monthly payment.

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  • Enroll in Budget Billing 
    You can select either a rollover or settlement option with Budget Billing.
    With the rollover option, the difference between the cost of energy used and amount paid on Budget Billing will continuously roll over. 
    The settlement option allows you to "settle up" the difference between the cost of energy used during the previous 11 months and amount paid on budget billing. "Settle up" happens once every 12 months.
  • Discontinue Budget Billing 

    A review is performed on the fourth and eighth month after your enrollment in Budget Billing to help keep your payments levelized throughout the year. If the new amount is higher by $3.00 or more, the new amount becomes your new Budget Billing payment. This helps keep your amount close to your actual usage, which is shown next to the budget billing amount on your bill.
    Residential customers are eligible for Budget Billing in most circumstances. Examples of what could cause an account to be ineligible are: </br> <ul> <li>New construction (no usage history)</li> <li>Property that has been vacant long enough to affect the monthly average</li> <li>A past due balance </li> </ul>
    During your settlement month, you are billed your actual usage for that billing period as well as the difference for the year compared to the amount billed for budget billing. This could be a credit or a debit depending on your actual usage amount. </br> </br> If a budget billing plan is stopped without going through a full 12 month cycle, the account may not have had a chance to equalize and therefore left a balance.
    Sometimes dividing up monthly expenses between roommates can be challenging - and no one wants the surprise of a higher utility bill. Use the Budget Billing option, and you and your roommates can pay the same amount every month!
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