Even out your power bill
A typical electric bill can experience some dramatic ups and downs as electricity needs change during the year.
PGE’s Equal Pay option evens out your monthly bill so you make the same payment every month. It’s predictable and easier on your budget.
How it works
We figure an average monthly payment based on your past usage. You’ll still know exactly how much electricity you’re using because your bill will show both your actual usage and your Equal Pay amount.
After 12 months we review your actual electric usage to determine the Equal Pay amount for the next 12 months. If your actual usage differed from the Equal Pay amount, any underpayment or overpayment will be figured into the Equal Pay amount for the next year.
If the variance becomes too high, we will recalculate the equal pay amount before your annual review.
Residential customers, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and churches can participate in Equal Pay, providing all electric bills are current.
For new customers to level out billing spikes
If your account with PGE is less than a year old, but you’d still like to smooth out the ups and downs of your electric bill as much as possible, choose Average Pay. Each month, we'll calculate a new average bill amount, based on your recent history.
Regular monthly billing
Each month PGE sends a bill for the amount of energy your household has used. Payment is due 15 days after the bill is mailed.
You can send your payment by mail or pay your bill in person at one of PGE’s Community Offices listed on the back of your bill. See our office locations, directions and operating hours.
For an additional fee, you can also pay at Western Union® locations.
Switch to traditional billing if you’re on the Equal or Average Pay plan.
Ways to pay your bill
In addition to paying your bill through the mail, PGE offers several convenient alternatives — choose the method that works for you. Learn about ways to pay your bill.