"Managing your budget is a lot easier when you know how much your bills are in advance. Most of us pay lower winter bills and then higher summer bills when we use our air conditioning units more. With Budget Billing, you’ll pay the same each month all year long, so you’ll know ahead of time how much to set aside for energy costs regardless of the season."
Cindy, Customer Service Representative

Budget Billing

Pay the same amount each month

Electric bills can vary greatly from season to season or month to month.

Budget Billing levels out the peaks and valleys and allows you to make the same monthly payment year-round by dividing your estimated yearly charges across each month.

With Budget Billing, you'll know ahead of time exactly how much to budget for your electric bill, allowing you to better manage your finances.

For ultimate convenience, combine Budget Billing with Auto Pay and TEP e-bill.

How it works

Your estimated annual bill will be divided into 12 equal monthly payments. We will continue to read your meter monthly, but you'll pay the same amount from one month to the next instead of paying a different amount each month. Your bill will show how much energy you've used, the amount you've paid and your actual account balance.

We may adjust Budget Billing amounts periodically to reflect changes in your actual usage. As a Budget Billing customer, you also have the option to request a review anytime to see if an adjustment to your Budget Billing amount is necessary to reflect your actual usage. But ultimately you'll only pay for the energy you use.

If you've used less energy than you've paid for, we'll owe you the difference. That amount will be applied to your next Budget Billing payment(s) until it is used up. If you used more power than you paid for, you will owe us. That amount will be added to your Budget Billing payment, equally divided over the next 12 months until it is paid off.

Budget Billing is not a discount program.


Tucson Electric Power: TEP e-bill

TEP e-bill

TEP e-bill is a convenient, free service that enables you to securely receive, view and pay your TEP bill online.
Tucson Electric Power: Auto Pay

Auto Pay

Enjoy freedom and peace of mind by having your monthly payment automatically deducted from your U.S. checking or savings account.