Price Protection Plans for heating fuel in Vermont

Sign up now for price protectionIt’s never too early to plan for the year ahead. The Energy Co-op’s Price Protection Plans are all designed with one concept in mind: helping our members manage their energy costs. No matter what your budget requires, the Co-op offers a price protection plan to fit your needs. 

Here is a look at the plans we have available to help protect you from uncertainty in the heating oil market.

Smart Choice Cap Plan

Cap Price Protection plans are good for people who are willing to pay a small fee to guarantee their price will not go higher than the Cap Price, and get the benefit of paying a lower price should prices go down.

  • Your heating oil price is capped until May 31, 2019 or until your gallons are used up, whichever comes first.
  • You pay the market price when it is lower than the cap price, but you never pay above the cap if the market price goes up.
  • There is a fee for the Cap Price Protection plan.

Pre-Buy Fixed Price

Fixed Price Protection plans are good for people who want the security of knowing their price is fixed and will not go higher but are willing to take the chance that prices could go lower. This is a great option for people who want to pay for their gallons up front and not have a recurring monthly fuel bill.

  • Your heating oil price is fixed until May 31, 2019 or until your gallons are used up, whichever comes first.
  • If the market goes up or down, your price remains the same.

How to Enroll in our Price Protection Plans:

  1. Click on the “Sign up Now” icon located on the top of this page. This will display the current per gallon unit pricing of each of our plans. Note that the price can change on a daily basis based on market conditions.
  2. If you are already a member, please log-in with your account number and your delivery City/Town. If you are not a member you must first apply for membership by clicking here. 
  3. Once you have logged into the system simply choose your plan and gallons and let our system walk you through the process.

Please review the plan agreement carefully before making your decision. Once you have enrolled, you will receive a confirmation email showing you the details of your agreement. Please check your spam box as the email sometimes finds its way there.

For more information please call us at 860-4090 or review the Price Protection Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Our Member Testimonials

  • Definitely Using Less Fuel

    My experience working with Vt. Energy Co-op this fall was exceptional. Paul was extremely professional and informative. After the energy audit we worked together to prioritize a plan.

    Susan T., Shelburne, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Easy Pay for Heating Oil and Kerosene, Fixed Price Plans, New Oil Tank Regulations, Oil Tank Maintenance, Space Heater Repair
  • A Good Option for Fuel Oil

    The Energy Co-op of Vermont is always a good option for fuel oil. Check out the SMART CHOICE plan.You can lock in your price and if it goes lower, you get the lower price.

    Daniel S., Underhill, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Fixed Price Plans, Capped Price Plans, Easy Pay for Heating Oil and Kerosene, Enroll in Price Protection, Heating Oil and Kerosene Prices, New Oil Tank Regulations
  • Helpful and Fair

    I'd never use any company other than Energy Co-Op of Vermont. They are helpful and fair. You can choose a budget plan, which allows your payments to be spread out over the year (and thus enjoy a price cap, and a DROP in your payments should the price go down during the year).

    Laurie F., Jericho, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Price Protection FAQ