How is the budget billing amount calculated?
First, we add up all the costs you have incurred over the past 12 months. They generally include:
- the value of the electricity you use
- rental costs (for example, if you rent a water heater or other equipment through us)
- pass-through charges like the charge that helps fund the statewide energy efficiency utility and the charge that helps fund the energy assistance program for low-income Vermonters
We then divide that number by 12. This determines the budget amount you will pay each month for the next 12 months.