Residential Budget Billing

In the summer and winter, air conditioning and heating systems use more electricity and / or natural gas, which can affect the energy usage. By using our Budget Billing Plan, customers can balance utility bills so payments are the same each month.

Residential customers interested in Budget Billing should complete the online application.

How Budget Billing Works

Residential customers who sign up for budget billing will have a monthly utility bill based on their most recent 12-month average. Using this average, the monthly bill amount will not fluctuate and will be the same each month for the next 12 months. (For the initial period of the program, the monthly bill amount will be for a six-month period). 

In July of each year, the customer energy use for the past 12 months will be reviewed to determine the new budget bill amount for the next year. This review process is completed each year that a customer remains enrolled in the Budget Billing program. To be removed from the Budget Billing program, a customer should contact customer service or complete the online form.

After the annual review, a customer’s budget bill amount could be higher or lower for the following 12 months – depending on energy or natural gas use from the previous 12 months. Some factors that may affect energy use include weather changes, additional appliances in the home or a new HVAC system.

At times, accounts on Budget Billing may be adjusted prior to the scheduled 12-month review date. Accounts with exceptional changes to their energy or natural gas use or other factors may be recalculated earlier. Customer Service will contact customers in advance if accounts are affected by this process.  

Budget Billing is available for residential accounts only.


Residential service in good standing for at least one year – or have moved to a location with a 12-month history of utility use that can be calculated to determine an average usage amount.

  • Customer must enroll in auto draft as method of payment
  • Customer must enroll in e-billing (email billing)
  • Plan to live at their current address for at least one year
  • Have utility service from a single meter(s) (Electric and / or Gas) that is wired or plumbed for individual use
  • Account should be current in order to activate budget billing
  • Account must have satisfactory payment history with Lawrenceville Utilities
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