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Take the guesswork out of budgeting for your heating and cooling
bill. Hot summers. Cold winters. Sometimes it’s
hard to predict what your utility bill will be each month. With the budget you'll
know how much to expect to pay each month. Combine with ZapCheck for added convenience.
Easy enrollment process
It's handled for you – automatically
Your monthly statement will always show the status of
Reduces fluctuations in utility
Know how much to expect to pay each month throughout the
Debits carried into next year
How it works
The BudgetPlan provides an average monthly
bill based on your past energy usage and estimated future prices, so you always
know how much to budget for your NIPSCO bill.
We'll review your account periodically
for any unexpected increases in the cost of energy or your usage, and may
adjust your budget payment amount to make sure your actual account balance
is on track.
Each May, the amount you have paid is compared to your
actual account balance.
If you've overpaid, the settle-up will be applied to future
billings. If you've underpaid, the balance due will spread over the next 12
To view your budget amount or enroll
to your account. Select enroll, the amount of your budget will display. To accept the budget amount and enroll, select the radio button for the budget, click next. You will have an opportunity to confirm your enrollment on the next page. If you do not wish to enroll in the budget, click the Cancel button.