Quota exceeded at first time I use the openAI API


It is the first time in my life that I have started to use the openAI api with my api key and what is my surprise that when I run this simple example

import ast  # for converting embeddings saved as strings back to arrays
import openai  # for calling the OpenAI API
import pandas as pd  # for storing text and embeddings data
import tiktoken  # for counting tokens
from scipy import spatial  # for calculating vector similarities for search

# models
EMBEDDING_MODEL = "text-embedding-ada-002"
GPT_MODEL = "gpt-3.5-turbo"

# an example question about the 2022 Olympics
query = "Which athletes won the gold medal in curling at the 2022 Winter Olympics?"

response = openai.ChatCompletion.create(
            "role": "system",
            "content": "You answer questions about the 2022 Winter Olympics.",
        {"role": "user", "content": query},


it gives me this error

openai.error.RateLimitError: You exceeded your current quota, please check your plan and billing details.

I am a plus account and when I look at the consumption of the api in the portal it is empty

Any idea, please?


Hi @kintela

It looks like your $18 grand has expired on 1st April 2023.