Manage your Monthly Budget with Budget Pay
You can more easily manage your monthly budget with Idaho Power’s Budget Pay program. Customers who enroll in the program pay the same amount each month, eliminating bills that may be higher in the summer and winter. Budget Pay customers still pay for the energy they use, but the billing amount is spread evenly over 12 months.
The monthly payment amount is based on the average of your last 12 months of bills. The amount typically stays the same for the first 12 months after enrollment, and then we re-evaluate the Budget Pay amount for the next 12 months based on the previous year’s energy use.
The above graph depicts two average electric customers’ bills both on and off Budget Pay. To view an estimate of what your Budget Pay amount would be, visit the Enrollments page in My Account or tap the Billing icon in the Idaho Power mobile app.
To qualify for Budget Pay, your payments must be up-to-date, and you need to have received service at the same address for at least nine months.
Note: Budget Pay is available only to home (residential) and small business customers.