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Even out the highs and lows of your monthly utility bill.

The weather has a big impact on the amount of electricity you use, affecting the amount you pay each month to Georgia Power. For most customers, the highest bills are in the summer, when you use air conditioning the most. If your home has electric heat, your Georgia Power bill may also peak in the chilly winter months.

With Budget Billing, you say goodbye to those peaks that can really hit your budget the hardest... because now you're paying approximately the same amount each month, based on an average of your previous 12 months' electrical usage.

The Budget Billing program allows a residential or non-residential customer to pay his or her Georgia Power bill at a similar amount each month.

Subject to other applicable laws and regulations, participation in the Budget Billing plan will continue automatically until a customer withdraws or a customer becomes ineligible for the program.

All customers who have been billed for twelve months at the location, and have good credit standing with Georgia Power are eligible for Budget Billing provided their average monthly bill does not exceed $5,000.00. If a customer's Budget Billing account becomes delinquent, Georgia Power has the option of removing the customer from the Budget Billing plan. If at that time the account has a deferred balance, that balance will become due.

The Monthly Bill Amount customers are charged for Budget Billing is based on the average of the last 12 monthly bills. The Monthly Bill Amount may vary from month to month based on customer usage. A customer may cancel Budget Billing at any time by phone or e-mail. After canceling Budget Billing or discontinuing electric service to the premise, any balance due will be billed to the account or any credit will be applied to the account.

On a Budget Billing account anniversary, the Budget Billing settlement process will work to determine what you can do with any deferred balance. The default action is to rollover any deferred balance into the next plan year. The customer's Budget Bill amount will be increased or decreased by 1/12th of the previous year's deferred balance over the next 12 months.

If a customer moves within Georgia Power's service area, you can transfer any account credits to your new location. However, any past due balance must be paid or an agreement made before transferring service. If a customer moves outside the Georgia Power service area, Georgia Power will apply any overpayment to the customer's final bill, or add any unpaid final balance to the customer's final bill.

Georgia Power periodically reviews the routes by which customers' meters are read to ensure they are in line with traffic patterns and efficiency goals. If a customer's neighborhood is reviewed, the date on which a meter is read may change. Should this happen, customers who participate may see an adjustment in their Budget Billing amount due for the next billing period. This adjustment only reflects a change in the number of days in this billing period and the customer will continue to receive their Budget Billing monthly rate after this adjusted billing.