Budget Billing

Want to balance your energy bill payments?

Sign up for Budget Billing and smooth out the seasonal changes in your energy bills
If you’ve been a customer of  North Central PPD for at least 12 months, why not sign up for Budget Billing? Budget Billing is the payment plan that lets you levelize your payments throughout the year, sparing you from unpredictable bills that result from seasonal usage variations.

Budget Billing does not reduce your overall energy expense. It simply lets you spread out your annual energy expense over a 12-month period and let you know ahead of time what your monthly payment will be. So you’ll be able to manage your household budget a whole lot easier.

This is how it works

Based on your previous 12-month usage history, plus anticipated energy costs and other factors, we estimate your energy usage for the year ahead. We then divide the total by 12 to arrive at your monthly Budget Billing payment amount.

We estimate your Budget Billing installment amount as accurately as possible. However, changes in cost of energy, weather and lifestyle can happen at any time. To avoid a significant difference between the budget that you’re billed and the cost based on the actual amount of energy you used, we conduct periodic reviews of your account.

Payment adjustment

After a periodic review, your Budget Billing payment amount could stay the same or it could be adjusted up or down, depending on the cost of your actual usage. A payment adjustment is designed to help you avoid a large over- or underpayment at the end of your Budget Billing year.

Year-End Settlement

Annually in May we’ll review your account and compare the cost of your actual usage to the total amount paid. If there’s an overpayment or underpayment, North Central’s Customer Service Representative will contact you to discuss your payment options. At this time we review your Budget Billing payment amount could stay the same or it could be adjusted up or down, depending on the cost of your actual usage. A payment adjustment is designed to help you avoid a large over- or underpayment at the end of your Budget Billing year.

Interest is not applied to any over- or underpayment.

To enroll

You may enroll in our Budget Billing program if:

  • Your service is a Residential or Commercial service
  • You have had electric service at the residential or commercial service for 12 months
  • You have good payment history and
  • North Central has not received any insufficient checks from you
  • You must have a zero balance on your account(s) at the time of enrollment

To find out what your Budget Billing payment amount is and to enroll call North Central PPD’s office at 402-358-5112 or 1-800-578-1060 or ncentral@ncppd.net .

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