BudgetPlan Billing


Take the guesswork out of budgeting for your heating and cooling bill. Sometimes it’s hard to predict the amount of your monthly utility bill. With the BudgetPlan, you'll know how much to expect to pay each month.

Benefits of BudgetPlan

  • Reduces fluctuations in utility payments enabling you to know how much to expect to pay each month throughout the year.
  • Free and easy enrollment.
  • Hassle-free, handled for you – automatically.
  • Your monthly statement will always show the status of your account.
  • Debits are carried into next year.

How it Works

The BudgetPlan is a payment plan that allows you to spread your energy costs over a specific period by providing an average monthly bill based on your past energy usage and estimated future prices.

Monthly Budget

  • Your monthly budget payment is an average amount based on your past energy usage and estimated future gas prices.
  • Periodically, your budget payments will be adjusted to cover any amounts you have over- or under-paid, as a result of changes in price or weather conditions.

Budget Settle-Up -View Budget Settle-Up Tutorial

  • Each May, if you are enrolled in our BudgetPlan, you will receive your settle-up amount for the previous budget year.
  • Your settle-up amount is based on actual usage and charges for the previous year against what was paid through the budget.
  • If your budget amount is adjusted, your new budget amount will start with the next budget billing.
  • The Billing and Payment Notes section of your bill contains the actual account status which shows your current month’s balance, charges and payments. This information updates with each month’s billing and provides the current status of your budget payments against your actual monthly charges.

8-Month BudgetPlan
Enroll in an 8-Month BudgetPlan and pay your regular bills for actual usage from June through September, with your budget resuming in October.

  • If the amount is a debit, this amount is due with the May bill.
  • If the amount is a credit, this amount will be applied toward the May bill and future bills until it is used up.
  • If your budget review results in a change in the budget amount, this will be reflected with your next budget billing in October.
  • Refund of credit balance available upon request during May and June only.

12-Month BudgetPlan
Enroll in the 12-month BudgetPlan and pay your budget amount throughout the year with settle-up in May.

  • If the amount is a debit, this amount is rolled into the new budget amount beginning in June.
  • If the amount is a credit, this amount will be applied toward the May bill and future bills until it is used up.
  • If your budget review results in a change in the budget amount, this will be reflected with your next budget billing in June.
  • Refund of credit balance available upon request during May and June only.

Enroll Today!

  • Enroll in BudgetPlan online -Create an online account or log on to your NIPSCO account to enroll anytime.
  • Enroll in BudgetPlan by Phone - Call us at 1-800-4-NIPSCO (or 1-800-464-7726) 24 hours a day.