Budget (or Equalized) Billing

Budget your electric bills for the entire year using Blue Ridge Electric’s Budget Billing option!

What does "Budget Billing" mean?
Budget Billing simply means you pay the same amount every month so you can more easily budget your money! Working together, we’ll review your account and work out equal payments for 11 out of 12 months. In the twelfth month, we’ll "true up" your account, and if you paid too much, we’ll give you credit on your next bill or you may request a refund. (please see "Conditions" below)

How Do You Get Started?
Simply click here and answer a few simple questions. A Blue Ridge Electric member services representative will contact you within 24 hours and make sure everything is in order.

Are There Any Fees or Charges?
Absolutely not! This plan is available to our consumers at no charge.


Your equalizing (final pay) or "true up" month may be anytime during the year. Payment of the bill on the true up month is expected on or before the past due date. If the account has a credit balance, the amount will be applied to next year’s billing unless the member makes a request for a refund.

Notification will be given during the true up month stating the amount of the budget payment amount for the next eleven months.

The budget payment amount may be adjusted by the consumer services representative at any time during the year if it appears to have been set either too high or too low.

Monthly payment of the exact budget amount is expected and failure to pay will cause the consumer to be penalized and could result in termination of service or removal from the Budget Billing program.

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