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Budget Bill

Managing expenses is a major task for any business. If you're like most Georgia Power business customers, your monthly electric bills can have extreme highs and lows throughout the year. With our new Business Budget Bill program, you can even out your monthly bills and make business planning easier.

Like the residential program customers have enjoyed for years, Business Budget Bill removes the variations in your company's electric bill. This FREE service averages the "highs" and "lows" to provide you with a consistent bill month after month. With Business Budget Bill, you pay approximately the same amount each month, based on an average of your previous 12 months' electrical usage instead of a bill that varies with usage each month. To learn more about Business Budget Bill, watch our informative video.

There is no premium or additional charge to join this program. To find out what you could be paying each month on Business Budget Bill or to enroll, simply give us a call toll-free at 1-877-749-4113. Sign up today and relax in knowing there will be no surprises in your electric bill!

Below is an example of a typical customer on Budget Bill.

Georgia power monthly bill example

Budget Bill - Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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, your participation in the Budget Billing plan will continue automatically until you withdraw or cease to be eligible for the plan.

Eligibility for Budget Billing: All residential or non-residential customers with four or less active electric service points and a Georgia Power account in good credit standing will be eligible for Budget Billing provided their average monthly bill does not exceed $5,000.00.

You authorize us to calculate your Monthly Bill Amount for Budget Billing based on the average of your last 12 monthly bills. Your Monthly Bill Amount may vary from month to month. We continuously recalculate your monthly Budget Billing amount to make sure your average usage has not changed significantly. If there is a change, we adjust your next monthly Budget Billing amount. To make sure you are aware of this change, we will let you know the month before we start billing you this new amount. The difference between your actual electric bill amount and your Budget Billing amount each month is called the "difference" amount. Over time, the "difference" balance moves up and down, depending on your energy usage habits.

The Budget Billing process calculates the Budget Bill amount to be billed as well as the actual service amount. The actual service amount is stored along with the difference between actual bill and Budget Bill amount. The Budget Bill amount is calculated based on the account's Annual Base and 1/12th of any Previous Year's Deferred amount (the debit or credit amount of current year's difference from the previous Budget Billing year) rounded to the nearest whole dollar. The Budget Bill will be reviewed each month, using the customer's current usage dollars and the previous 11 months of Total Annual Base plus the Previous Year's Deferred.

Current Bill Amount
+Amount of most recent 11 months of Total Annual Base
+Previous Year's Deferred Amount (debit or credit)
=Total / 12 = New Budget Bill Amount (rounded to the nearest dollar)

If this new amount differs by more than $5.00 and 10% of the current Budget Bill amount, this amount will be set as the new Budget Bill amount and will be effective with the next month's bill. The following bill print notification will be printed on the customer's current bill advising and preparing them for the coming change on the next billing month.

You may cancel Budget Billing at any time. After canceling Budget Billing or discontinuing service with us, any balance due will be billed to you or any credit will be applied to your bill.

On a Budget Billing account anniversary, the Budget Billing settlement process will determine what 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 1/12 of the previous year's deferred balance over the next 12 months.

If your Budget Billing account becomes delinquent, Georgia Power has the option of removing you from the Budget Billing plan. If at that time the account has a deferred balance, that balance will become due.

If you move within Georgia Power's service area, you can transfer any "difference" to your new bill. However, any past due balance must be paid or an agreement made before transferring service. If you are moving outside the Georgia Power service area we will apply any overpayment to your final bill or add any unpaid final balance to your 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 your neighborhood is reviewed, the date on which your meter is read may change. Should this happen, you may see an adjustment in your Budget Billing amount for the next billing period. This adjustment only reflects a change in the number of days in this billing period and you will continue to receive your Budget Billing monthly rate after this adjusted billing.

Business Rate Advisor

Processing Service

What type of business do you have?

Processing Service

Do you provide processing service to individually-owned farms? (Example - ginning cotton)

Processing Service

Does at least 85% of your annual kWh consumption occur during the billing months of October-May? (Examples: Grain Mill or Oil Production)

Processing Service

Does at least 80% of your annual kWh consumption occur in any six consecutive month period? (Example: Onion storage)

Processing Service

Is this service plan for irrigation?

Processing Service

Is this an individually-owned farm used in the production of livestock, poultry or other agricultural products?

Processing Service

Are you a temporary customer less than 12 months?

Agricultural Service Rate

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Seasonal Agricultural Service A

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Seasonal Agricultural Service B

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Irrigation Off-Peak Service

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Farm Service

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School meter

Is the account less than 3,000 kWh per month and less than 30kW demand?

More than one shift

Does the account operate more than one shift? (HUD greater than 220)?

After 1986

Was the school built after January 1, 1986?

After 1986

Is the demand greater than 80 kW?

After 1986

Has the school been substantially reconstructed so that all heating and cooling has been replaced since January 1, 1986 and there is no incandescent lighting in significant well-used areas?

School Load Management

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School Service

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Biz meter

Do you have a total demand of 10,000 kW and an annual billing load factor of not less than 75%?

Biz agercy

Are you a Government Agency or Institution with a total demand of 6,000 kW?

Biz agercy

Will you be adding significant demands and kWh's and your total demand is 5,000 kW or greater?

Biz agercy

Do you have 2 or more accounts with a total demand of 1,000 kW or greater?

Biz agercy

Will you be adding significant demands and kWh's and your total demand is 250 kW or greater?

Power and Light - High Load Factor

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Full Use Service to Government Institutions

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Real Time Pricing - Hour Ahead

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Multiple Load Management

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Real Time Pricing- Day Ahead

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seasonal usage

In general, do you operate more than 1 to 1.5 shifts? (Is HUD greater than approximately 300?)

seasonal usage

Is summer demand less than 80 kw

seasonal usage

Is summer demand less than 1,000 kw

seasonal usage

Is your usage seasonal?

less than 30 kw usage

Do you use less than 30 kW and less than 3,000 kWhs per month?

less than 30 kw usage

Do you use less than 31kW in the summer or less than 49 kW in the winter?

less than 30 kw usage

Do you use less than 525 kW in the summer or less than 832 kW in the winter?

Eight Hour shift

Does your account operate less than one 8-hour shift? (HUD less than 220)?

Optional General Service

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General Service

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Power and Light Small

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Power and Light Medium

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Power and Light Large

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Time of Use - Energy Only

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Time of Use - General Service Demand

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Time of Use - Special Service Demand

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