Budget Billing

How To Qualify

  • You must be a member of Big Bend Electric Cooperative for 12 months before becoming eligible for the budget billing plan. The budget amount is based on your previous 12 months of history.
  • Your account must be paid current to begin the budget billing plan.
  • Members may enroll in this program at any time by contacting our office at 866-844-2363.

How the Budget Billing Program Works

  • Your budget payment amount is determined by your average usage for the previous 12 months.
  • Your budget payment amount will show on your bill each month as the amount due.
  • Your budget amount will be recalculated in April each year using your previous 12 month usage and your current account balance. If you paid too much or too little to cover your actual energy usage over the previous 12 months, the difference will be calculated into your new budget amount.
  • The budget billing plan is not a discount plan. You are still responsible for paying the full cost of the energy you use. However, this plan allows your bills to be spread evenly over the course of a year.
  • You may disenroll from the plan at any time and revert back to regular billing by contacting our office.

To sign up for the budget billing plan or for additional information contact the billing department at 509-659-1700 or 866-844-2363 during office hours.