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


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 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. 

Per month of data collected

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. 

How much do Historical collections cost?

The cost of Historical Collections is based on your current payment plan. The table below shows the cost of completing a historical collection for one (1) meter.

Customer payment plan Cost Per historical collection Total cost.
Pay-as-you-go $15.00 $15.00
$50 prepaid $14.25 $14.25
$250 prepaid $13.50 $13.50
$1,000 prepaid $12.75 $12.75
$3,000 prepaid $12.00 $12.00
How much do Monitoring collections cost?

Ongoing Monitoring costs vary based on your current payment plan and the frequency at which data is collected from each meter (e.g., monthly, weekly, or daily).

The table below shows the cost of monitoring one (1) meter at different frequencies on payment plans for one (1) meter.

Customer Payment Plan Ongoing Monitoring Frequency Total Monthly Cost

Monthly $3.00
Weekly $12.00
Daily $30.00

$50 prepaid 
Monthly $2.85
Weekly $11.40
Daily $28.50

$250 prepaid
Monthly $2.70
Weekly $10.80
Daily $27.00

$1,000 prepaid
Monthly $2.55
Weekly $10.20
Daily $25.50

$3,000 prepaid
Monthly $2.40
Weekly $9.60
Daily $24.00
How much do Refresh collections cost?

The cost of Refreshes varies based on your current payment plan and the number of months of data available during the collection (e.g., collecting two (2) months of data charges you for two (2) months of data)

The table below shows the cost of refreshing one (1) meter and collecting different months of available data across our payment plans. The cost of refreshes per new month of data is capped at your historical collection price.

Customer payment plan # of months of available data Refresh cost per month of available data Total Cost
Pay-as-you-go 1

6 $15.00
12 $15.00
$50 prepaid  1

6 $14.25
12 $14.25
$250 prepaid 1

6 $13.50
12 $13.50
$1,000 prepaid 1 $2.55 $2.55
6 $12.75
12 $12.75
$3,000 prepaid 1 $2.40 $2.40
6 $12.00
12 $12.00
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.