Know your bill amount in advance! With Budget Billing, you pay the same amount each month. Budget effectively with no surprises!
How does Budget Billing work?
To start, we’ll review your average energy costs over the past 12 months. We’ll then bill you that amount each month—so you know in advance how much your payment will be.
We review your usage every six months to keep your bills aligned with your usage.
What if I use more or less energy than I paid for?
Approximately every six months, we look at your Budget Billing account to see whether your bill needs adjusting.
If you have used more energy than you paid for, you can expect your bill to go up.
If you’ve used less than you paid for, you can expect your bill to go down.
Just moved in? Your Budget Billing amount will be estimated—or you can wait to establish a usage history before enrolling.
Am I eligible to participate?
If you live in Iowa, Budget Billing is open to residential, rural or small non-residential customers whose consumption is less than 3,000 kWh/month (electric) and/or less than 250 therms/month (gas).
If you live in Wisconsin, Budget Billing is open to residential customers and commercial accounts that provide residential living, such as apartment buildings.
Enroll through My Account in the Billing tab.
Terms and conditions of participation
Participants are required to pay their budget amount in full every month, or they may be removed from the Budget Billing program. The monthly budget amount is the amount customers should pay each month. Payments made in excess of the monthly budget amount will be applied to future budget payments due.
Monthly budget amounts will be reviewed every six months. Adjustments may be made if the calculated new monthly bill payment changes by plus or minus 10% from the current monthly budget payment.