Help Paying Bills

We don't like to see anyone struggling to get through Vermont's winters without enough heat. So each year, we work with a number of state agencies and other organizations to help Co-op members who are on limited incomes or facing tough challenges to stay warm all winter long.

Help Paying for Fuel Deliveries

Each winter we deliver more than 90,000 gallons of oil and kerosene to Co-op members with funds provided, in large part, by Seasonal Fuel Assistance, Crisis Fuel Assistance and the Co-op Oil Bank.

Help Paying for Heating Equipment

Having a full tank of oil doesn’t help if your furnace or boiler won’t run. Heating equipment should be tuned-up each year and old, inefficient systems should be replaced.

But for Co-op members struggling to make ends meet, taking care of their furnace or boiler is often a low priority. Fortunately, help is available from Crisis Fuel Assistance, the Weatherization Program and Efficiency Vermont.

Using Less Energy

Vermont’s Weatherization Program provides long-term help to low-income Vermonters by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. By adding insulation, sealing air leaks and replacing heating systems, weatherization typically produces energy savings of at least 30%.

Members Helping Members

 "The Co-op Oil Bank" is reserve fund supported by $2.00 of each annual membership fee.  It is designed to help our members who may have reached out to other available resources and still have an unmet need for fuel assistance. 

For Renters - Vermont Department of Public Service

VERAP was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For eligible households, the program offers rental and utility assistance to help Vermonters avoid eviction or loss of utility service.  Click here for more information.

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Our Member Testimonials

  • Helpful and Fair

    I'd never use any company other than Energy Co-Op of Vermont.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:

    Help Paying Bills, Energy Audits

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