Depending on the time of year, weather can cause your electricity usage to change dramatically — and also your power bill. For most customers, the highest bills are in the summer, when you use air conditioning the most. If your home has electric heat, your bill may also peak in the extreme cold winter months.
With Mississippi Power's Budget Billing, you can find comfort in knowing what to expect each month because you'll pay roughly the same amount year-round. Budget Billing is not a discount program, but it allows you to better manage your monthly budget by keeping your monthly energy costs predictable and manageable. Some months you will pay less than your actual bill and some months you will pay more to make up that difference, keeping your bills more consistent.
When you sign up for Budget Billing, we first determine an average monthly bill amount by simply dividing your total usage for the past 12 months by 12. Your initial bill is based on this average, then each subsequent month your billing statement will show how much your actual bill is along with your Budget Billing amount. We track the difference in what was actually used vs. what was paid, then a portion of that difference is applied accordingly to your monthly average to determine future Budget Billing amounts.
Remember, Budget Billing is not a discount program.
There's no fee to enroll, it's easy to manage and completely worry-free. It's just another way we can help you better manage your monthly energy costs.