Levelized Budget Billing

Stay in control of your monthly bills as we smooth out your seasonally fluctuating payments with Benton REA’s levelized budget billing.

Briefly, this is how the program works:

  • Your levelized budget billing amount is determined by averaging your electricity use of the 12 most recent months.
  • You will receive a bill every month showing how much electricity you have used that month, the levelized payment due and the current balance on your account.
  • Your payment will fluctuate slightly as the oldest month is dropped and the most recent month’s billing is added.
  • To keep your account from getting a large negative balance, 1/12 of any negative balance is added to your levelized budget payment.

To be eligible, a member’s account must be paid in full. Eligible members may exercise the option to be put on the levelized billing program at any time during the year.

Don’t have 12 months history with Benton REA? No problem. Benton REA will calculate a fixed payment that will automatically convert to levelized budget billing once you have 12 months history.

To sign up for levelized budget billing or to find out what your payment would be:

Call Benton REA at 509-786-2913.

Graph of levelized billing payments