Reading your budget bill

Budget Billing is simple. We calculate your estimated energy cost for the next 12 months, based on your energy use from the previous 12 months. Then, we divide it into 12 equal payments. Below is a sample of how Budget Billing appears on your bill.

Reading Your Budget Bill
  1. Previous balance: Your account balance as of your last bill.
  2. Payment: Your last payment received.
  3. Balance: The difference between your previous balance and payment received.
  4. Total current charges: Your total energy charges for the current month.
  5. Total current balance: The total amount due if you were to remove your account from Budget Billing. If the budget balance is above zero, you've used more energy than you've paid for. If the budget balance is below zero, you've paid for more energy than you've used.
  6. Monthly budget billing amount: Your monthly equal payment.
  7. Amount due: The amount you need to pay for the current month. (This could include over- or under-payments, or Budget settlement charges or credits.)