Flexible plans designed to scale with you

Pay as you go

There are no upfront costs.
Pay for what you use when you need it.

Great for: Companies looking to test UtilityAPI’s platform and/or only need to retrieve data occasionally

Custom

Get tailored solutions, volume pricing, and priority support for your team.

Great for: Enterprise-level companies with high demand for data and/or unique needs

Pricing Table

Per collection pricing

UtilityAPI charges on a per collection basis for the initial and automated data collection associated with a customer’s individual meter.

Initial collections are called Historical Collections. Automated data collections are called Monitoring collections and can be scheduled monthly, weekly, or daily.

The table below shows the per collection cost for one (1) meter across our different pricing plans.

Per Collection Type Pay As You Go $50 prepaid $250 prepaid $1,000 prepaid $3,000 prepaid
Historical Collections $15.00 $14.25 $13.50 $12.75 $12.00
Monthly Monitoring $3.00 $2.85 $2.70 $2.55 $2.40
Weekly Monitoring $12.00 $11.40 $10.80 $10.20 $9.60
Daily Monitoring $30.00 $28.50 $27.00 $25.50 $24.00

Per month of data pricing

For the manual refreshes of customer data, UtilityAPI charges for each month of data collected up to the cost of a Historical Collection or five (5) months of new data.

The table below shows the cost of refreshing one (1) meter and collecting different months of available data across our payment plans.

Per Month of Data Pay-as-you-go $50 prepaid $250 prepaid $1,000 prepaid $3,000 prepaid
1 $3.00 $2.85 $2.70 $2.55 $2.40
5 $15.00 $14.25 $13.50 $12.75 $12.00

Pricing FAQ

Can I use UtilityAPI for free?

Yes, registering for an account, sending data requests to utility account holders, and collecting Meter Data upon authorization are all free activities.

Demo data and meters are also available via our dashboard and APIs so you can test out our products.

Are there additional charges for using your API?

Nope, our APIs are free and publically available to everyone via our API documentation. We recommend starting with our quickstart guide.

What is UtilityAPI’s pricing model?

We use two pricing models to charge for collecting your customer’s utility data from each meter connected to us: per collection and per month of data. 

We charge per collection for the initial and automated collection of data associated with a customer’s individual meter. 

Initial collections are called Historical Collections and include at least twelve (12) months of available data but may include up to twenty-four (24) months. We charge your payment method or your account balance for historical collections as they occur. 

Automated collections from individual meters are called Ongoing Monitoring, and they can be scheduled in a monthly, weekly, or daily frequency. We charge your payment method or account balance for ongoing monitoring collections each month. 

We charge per month of data for the manual re-collection of customer Bill, Interval, and Accounting data.  

Manual re-collections are called Refreshes and, by default, collect all available data since your most recent historical collection. We charge your payment method or your account balance for refreshes as they occur. 

Will I be charged every month for my Prepaid plan?

No. Prepaid plans are not charged monthly. Any unused credits will roll over each month.

By default, prepaid plans automatically refill once they are 100% depleted, but this can be turned off under the “Payment Settings” section via your UtilityAPI Dashboard.

How do I change my plan?

Navigate to “Settings” in your dashboard, then go to “Payment Settings” and click “Settings” next to “current plan” where you will be able to change your payment plan.

Can I get a refund if I don’t use my prepaid plan?

Unfortunately, we are unable to process refunds for unused credits.

What payment methods does UtilityAPI accept?

We accept payments via credit or debit cards.

Can I set up a customized plan to fit my business needs?

Yes, we are happy to discuss a custom plan that fits your business needs. Please contact us to learn more.