If an actual meter reading is submitted to Community Power on the 30th or 31st of a calendar month then the ‘Actual’ KW usage amount will be reflected on your Invoice and billed accordingly (Note: not applicable to smart meters, where ESBN does not accept customer reads).
In all other circumstances you will receive a ‘Community Power Estimate’ (CP-E). If a meter reading is submitted mid-month then this reading is applied to your account and a daily KW usage estimate, based on your annual usage (provided by ESBN), is added to this actual read for the remaining days in any given calendar month. As a result, the calculated ‘Community Power Estimate’ for any monthly Billing Period where a reading has been submitted before the 30th/31st of the month is based on ESBN reading data and should accurately reflect your usage for the full calendar month.
We suggest and encourage all our customers who do not have a Smart Meter to submit a reading monthly on the 30th or 31st of the month to ensure accurate billing for your usage. If you have any queries in relation to your bill please email firstname.lastname@example.org