Darke Rural Electric offers a budget billing program, which provides members a convenient way to plan their budget by allowing them to level their payments each month. This is an ideal program for consumers with an all-electric home and winter heating bills that are two to three times higher than their spring and summer electric bills.

The monthly budget amount is based on 12 months of consumption history. The cooperative agrees to bill the member a level amount each month based on the member's past usage history. The year will begin August 1st and end July 31st, with settlement between actual bill and level billed amount to be made at the end of the budget year.

The member must be current on their present bill in order to be considered for level billing and agree to provide the cooperative with a meter reading each month unless an automated meter has been installed. The member must also pay the level billed amount by the tenth (10th) for net payment, or the gross payment on the level billed amount will apply. FAILURE TO MAKE THE CURRENT BUDGET PAYMENT WILL AUTOMATICALLY REMOVE THE MEMBER'S ELECTRIC SERVICE ACCOUNT FROM THE BUDGET BILLING PROGRAM. Either party can cancel the budget billing agreement with a thirty-day written notice.

Click here to open the Budget Billing Agreement form. Members may type in the required information, print out, sign, and then return to the address at the top of the page.