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Cape & Island Self Reliance,is a membership cooperative in southeastern Massachusetts who contracts with full service fuel oil dealers. Coop members are charged no more than a low fixed profit margin over and above the wholesale cost to the dealer. Oil prices can vary up and down, and Self Reliance staff checks wholesale prices daily for their members. This information can be found on this website.
Joe Kennedy's "Citizens Energy" non profit agency helps Massachusetts residents who are struggling to stay warm during the winter pay for heating oil deliveries.Citizens Energy also offers consumers valuable energy saving tips. They even help pay a portion of the heating bills for homeless shelters.
Fuel assistance, also known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a government program to help low-income families and individuals pay their heating bills during the winter. Find out if you are eligible, what services you can receive and how and where you can apply in your area.
This federal program is administered by a network of local agencies.In most areas by the same agency that administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP or Fuel Assistance). See the “Where to Apply” link to contact your local agency. HEARTWAP contracts with heating system service companies to complete the work for eligible households.
Keep Warm and safe this Winter programs: This info describes shut off protection regulations for utility companies as well as provides other practical advice to residents on how to stay warm and safe during the winter months.
NEW WEBSITE June 2013: If you are the recipient of the discount electrical rate you are eligible for an electrical energy audit. A SMOC energy manager will review your electric usage and if you are determined to be a high user you might qualify for an energy star refrigerator in order for you to lower your usage. For more information check this page.
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund helps people in need pay for their winter heating fuel and other energy bills. The Fund is for people who are facing a short-term financial crisis and do not qualify for other fuel assistance programs. It is a joint effort between the gas and electric utility companies and The Salvation Army.
N-Star & N-Grid arrearage forgiveness program flyers provided by ABCD Boston.
MA resource page with information on utility shut off procedures and contact phone numbers to the utilities.