NEMEPA maintains an automated metering infrastructure (AMI) system. Meters are read daily using signals transmitted through the same power lines providing electricity. Because of this technology, NEMEPA is able to offer members more billing and payment options.
Levelized Billing uses a rolling twelve month average of electric usage to calculate the bill. Each month a new average is calculated using the previous eleven month’s usage along with the current month. Although the bill amount changes each month, the change is small and helps reduce the impact from drastic weather changes. Customers still see their usage on the bill each month, but only pay the average amount. The only time the account will have to be reconciled is when it is disconnected or removed from the program.
Members must have a minimum of 12 months payment history to qualify for Levelized billing. The account must have a zero balance at the time Levelized Billing begins. Any time the Levelized Amount is not paid in full before the due date, the account will automatically be removed from the program. There is no charge to have levelized billing turned on.
Please note: Levelized Billing is only available to Residential Customers.
Invoice Billing – is for customers that have multiple accounts but only want to get one bill. The Invoice Bill will list all accounts with the same Membership Number and due date.
It is very important for customers with accounts on Invoice Billing to specify the invoice number instead of the individual account numbers when paying. Invoice Billing works best for customers paying the exact amount of the invoice each month.
Coordinated Billing – To assist members on fixed incomes, NEMEPA offers a Coordinated Billing Program. The program allows qualifying members a choice of either the 5th or the 20th as the due date for their electric bills. For more details click here – Coordinated Bill Program NE.