Electric bills can vary from month to month. While the weather can be unpredictable, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) makes sure your bill isn’t. We can help you level out these ups and downs. Budget payments are just one more reason we’re larger than light.
Enrollment: Budget billing is available to residential customers. To enroll in the budget billing program, you must pay off any existing balance from previous DLC bills before joining. Once you've enrolled, your budget amount can be found under the “Current Amount Due Detail” on page 3 of your bill. It is a requirement to pay the "Amount Due" each month. If you do not pay the “Amount Due" by the due date, you will receive a late payment charge of 1.25 percent.
Budget Review: DLC will review your budget amount every four months to adjust for usage patterns, rate changes and weather. This review may result in changes to your “Amount Due" to help ensure that your bill reflects your energy use.
Budget Reconciliation: On an annual basis, after 12 months of budget billing, we will reconcile the difference between your actual energy use and the amount you were charged on the budget billing program. If your actual use for the 12-month period is more or less than the budget amount billed, the reconciliation amount (account balance/12 months) will be factored into your next budget amount.
Cancellation: If you decide you no longer want to be on the budget program, you can cancel your participation here. If you cancel budget billing and want to re-enroll, you will need to pay off any existing balance from previous bills.