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    Average Billing

    Average Billing

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    Stop worrying about your monthly bill by enrolling in Average Billing. We make it easy to manage your monthly budget by billing you an average amount each month, evening out the highs and lows of seasonal changes. Watch the video below to learn more.

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    What is Average Billing?

    Average Billing is an easy way to manage your monthly electricity budget. Most people use the same amount of electricity each year, with predictable highs in the summer and winter.1 But if you enroll in Average Billing, you'll smooth out seasonal high and low bills and pay an average amount all year. To calculate your electric bill, use our bill calculator.

    How is the Average Billing amount determined?

    • We add up your monthly bills for 12 months, if available
    • We then take that total and divide the amount by 12 or by the total months available for your service address2
    • Finally, we add or subtract 1/12 of your deferred balance
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    Example of how Average Billing works

    What is a deferred balance?

    The deferred balance amount is the cumulative difference between your monthly Average Billing amount and what you would owe if you were not signed up for Average Billing. The deferred balance amount can be found on your monthly bill. If the bill amount is positive, 1/12 will be added to your bill. If the bill amount is negative, 1/12 will be subtracted from your bill. If you’re a new Average Billing customer, the deferred balance will begin in the second month. The deferred balance must be paid in full if you cancel Average Billing or change electricity providers.  

    What happens after cancelling Average Billing?

    If you remain with Reliant, your accumulated deferred balance will become due in full on your next invoice or payment arrangements can be made. If you leave Reliant, your accumulated deferred balance will become due in full immediately. If you have a credit due, that amount will be applied to your final bill with any remaining amount refunded afterward.

    Terms, conditions and other restrictions
    1 https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/use-of-energy/electricity-use-in-homes.php

    If there is no previous billing in your name at the service address, or you do not have 11 months at the service address, we will take the previous usage at that service address and apply your current price to calculate your average billing amount.