Is CPL Prepaid different from billed plans? Both billed and prepaid plans have benefits to you. It really depends on your personal preference. With CPL Prepaid there is no difference in the way you use electricity, just how and when you pay for it. This new service eliminates the monthly bill you typically receive at the end of the month and instead CPL Retail Energy sends you daily notifications of your current usage and remaining account balance. With these daily notifications, you'll always stay informed. You will be updated when your account balance is getting low and when it's time to add money to your account. This allows you to better manage your usage and when you spend money. CPL Prepaid has no credit check, whereas billed plans generally do.