Let’s be honest. There are certain times of year when we use more electricity than usual. Summer – with all our fans and air conditioners – is one of those times.

If you don’t want to get surprised by a larger-than-normal electricity bill, consider smoothing out your payments to make them more predictable.

Budget billing is available to everyone, even if you’re already on a payment agreement.

Here are the details:

We’ll take the average of your electricity use over the past 12 months to determine your monthly budget amount. If you’ve lived in your current location for less than six months, we’ll estimate your use based on your household information.

Every three months, we’ll look back at your use and, if necessary, adjust your budget amount. If you’re using more electricity than expected, your bill might increase. If you’re using less, it might be lower.

After 12 months, we’ll settle the difference between your actual energy use and the amount you were billed.

Sign up for more predictable payments and peace of mind at pplelectric.com/budget.