Electric Bill Discounts and Heating Fuel Buying Groups
Co-op Power uses its purchasing power to reduce your electric bill using Bill Credits generated by Community Solar arrays in W. Mass. and to reduce your heating fuel bills in W. Mass., S. Vermont, and SW New Hampshire.
NOTE: In the greater Boston area, Boston Metro East Community Energy Co-op encourages its members to join the Massachusetts Consumer Energy Alliance's heating oil buying group.
REDUCE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL
We have two great Buying Groups that are accepting customers right now.
We're offering any household, business, or nonprofit with a W. Mass EverSource or National Grid electric bill an opportunity to get a 10% discount on Bill Credits generated by nearby community solar arrays. If you join Co-op Power, you can get an additional 5% rebate on all your Bill Credit purchases for the year for a total discount of 15%.
Here's how it works: You'd purchase Bill Credits for 90% of your electric bill - about $100/month if your bill is around $111/month. Instead of paying your utility $111/month, you'd pay them $11/month and you'd pay Co-op Power $90/month for your Bill Credits. You'd save $120/year (and if you join, you'd save $180/year).
Contact Mark (mark [at] cooppower.coop or 413-772-8898) to sign up!
We're also offering Municipalities, Public Schools, and Housing Authorities in EverSource W. Mass territory Bill Credits generated by a solar array to be built in Western Mass. at a great discount. If you sign up, you can significantly reduce your electric bill and protect against rising electricity rates. Contact Lynn (lynn [at] cooppower.coop or 413-552-6446) if you'd like more information!
REDUCE YOUR HEATING FUEL COSTS
If you'd like to participate in one of the Heating Fuel buying groups below, please provide some background information so we can help you get started. You can participate in the buying group if you're a Full Co-op Power Member or an Non-Member Affiliate ($25/year). Check out our membership page to learn more about all of the benefits of membership and to get the Affiliate and Member Sign Up forms.
We have agreements with several local fuel dealers. Choose a dealer that serves your community and choose the product they offer that's best for you. If you are a member or an affiliate, let them know when you sign up, and they'll give you the Co-op Power Fuel Buying Group Discount.
For more information, you can call 877-266-7543 or email info [at] cooppower.coop.
We look forward to helping you reduce your heating bills, reduce your fossil fuel use and increase your comfort and safety.
Rick and Leslie Cernak have been working with Co-op Power to create ways for Co-op Power members to get affordable biodiesel blends for their oil heat systems. Anyone can use blends of up to 20% biodiesel in their oil heat systems without any modification. Cernak helped us secure the $540,000 grant to finish building our biodiesel plant and also encourages all of their customers to sign up for Co-op Power's energy efficiency services.
Co-op Power B5 Heating Oil (up to 5% Biodiesel) and B20 Heating Oil (20% Biodiesel) Credit - 10 cents per gallon on posted price and cash price purchases. Cernak Fuel also offers a 3 cents per gallon discount for seniors. This offer is good for the next TWO heating seasons.
Call 413-527-4850 to sign up or inquire at info [at] cernakfuel.com.
Service Region - Hampshire County and portions of Hampden County (Chicopee, Holyoke west of Brown Avenue and High Street, Montgomery, and Westfield north of the Little River) and Franklin County (Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, eastern end of Charlemont, southern Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, western end of Erving, Gill, Greenfield, eastern side of Leyden, Montague, Northfield, Shelburne, Sunderland, and Whately)
Co-op Power Heating Oil Discount - 5 cents a gallon
Call Co-op Power (877-266-7543) to register and get your buying group identification number. Then call the Orange Oil office to signup--(978)544-3222 or (413)773-0222). Mention that you are a Co-op Power member or Affiliate and provide your buying group identification number.
Service Region: Franklin County Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Shutesbury, South Deerfield, Turners Falls, Warwick, Wendell Worcester County Athol, Barre, Bernardston, Lake Pleasant, Millers Falls, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Templeton
Co-op Power Heating Oil, Kerosene, Propane Discount - 10 cents a gallon off the regular daily posted or cash price. Members 62 or older are eligible for the 3 cents a gallon senior discount as well. HVAC Service & Parts Discount - 10% off regular service and parts rates OR $10.00 discount off HVAC Annual Tune-up (These two discounts cannot be combined). Wood Pellet Discount - $5.00 off per ton.
To sign up, call 413-772-2121 and ask for the Customer Service dept.
Service Region: Franklin and Hampshire Counties in MA, Windham County, VT and Cheshire County, NH.
Co-op Power Heating Oil and Propane Discount - 5 cent a gallon with payment within 15 days. Propane customers will need to have proof of ownership or an affidavit on file stating they own their propane tank.
To sign up, contact Anne Campbell, 413-773-5999, acampbell [at] surnerheat.com.
Service Region: Hampshire County (Amherst, Belchertown, Easthampton, Florence, Granby, Hadley, Hatfield, Haydenville, Leeds, Northampton, Pelham, Williamsburg) and Franklin County (Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Greenfield, Gill, Lake Pleasant, Leverett, Millers Falls, Montague, Northfield, Shelburne Falls, Shutesbury, South Deerfield, Sunderland, Turners Falls, Whately)
AMERIGAS - Offering for 2016-2017 closed for the year.
Co-op Power Propane Discount: Tier 1: $1.05 plus district cost - 0 to 500 gallons annual usage Tier 2: $.85 plus district cost - 501 to 1000 gallons annual usage Tier 3: $.70 plus district cost - over 1000 gallons annual usage
Fixed pricing will be available to customers that are credit approved, use 300+ gallons and will require a contract.
Tier 1: $1.99 - 300 to 500 gallons annual usage Tier 2: $1.89 - 501 to 1000 gallons annual usage Tier 3: $1.79 - over 1000 gallons annual usage.
This price offer will be honored until 10/31/2016. Pricing offer will be subject to change if the market changes after that date without a signed contract. All contracts will be subject to an additional $39.99 “Amerilock” enrollment fee (waived for new customers) with the option to waive this fee with a “Pre Buy contract.” This is a discounted rate: enrollment fee is normally $119.00.
For accounts that are currently with another provider with underground tanks, your underground equipment and underground lines will be tested. If equipment is not up to code, you can pay Amerigas to bring it up to code if needed.
If you own your own equipment, your underground equipment and underground lines will be tested. If equipment is not up to code, you can pay Amerigas to bring it up to code if needed. Your inside propane equipment will need to meet proper codes and specifications. You can pay Amerigas to bring it up to code if needed.
Call Amerigas Billy Moevebeck 603-289-2584 for more information.
Service Area - Most of Franklin County, Hampshire County, Windham County, and Cheshire County.