How it works
We have the solution.
People’s Power & Light is a nonprofit working in many ways to make energy more affordable.
Our Discount Heating Oil Service works like a buyers club or co-op for home heating oil and is available to all households in Rhode Island and most in Massachusetts. We use the group buying power of our 13,000+ members to negotiate a discounted price per gallon with vetted oil dealers every day of the year.Become a member and start saving today.
|Enroll in the program and pay your annual membership dues ($25 for a basic 1-year membership) by filling out our online join form. Enroll now. Or call 401-861-6111.||Once you’ve enrolled, we pair you up with one of the oil dealers in our network that meets your delivery, payment, and service preferences.||Every time you receive a delivery from your new People’s Power & Light oil dealer, you get the discounted member price per gallon instead of the price they charge their regular customers.|
How do we make sure you get a fair, discounted price? On behalf of our members, we negotiate the retail markup that our participating oil dealers can add to the daily wholesale price of oil. Therefore, our members always benefit from when the wholesale price falls and are protected from unexpected price-gouging which many heating oil users are subject to during the coldest months.
Not sure what that means? We’ve laid it all out to help you understand how we run our program and why our pricing model works. Take a look
Dues & Savings
Annual Membership Dues
|Paid upon enrollment and renewed to extend membership.|
|1 year basic dues||$25|
|3 year value dues||$50|
|1 year senior (62+) or fixed-income dues||$15|
|1 year, fuel assistance client||FREE|
Dues usually pay for themselves after
only your FIRST discounted delivery!
Savings All Year Long
As a People’s Power & Light Discount Heating Oil Service member, you receive a discounted price per gallon on oil from a heating oil dealer who is assigned to you by our knowledgeable staff. For the last 3 years our members saved an average of 31 cents per gallon.
Interactive Graph: Our prices over timeGet access
Our pricing model stands the test of time.
We’ve been running our Discount Heating Oil Service in Rhode Island for nearly 15 years. Our members have been getting great heating oil prices year after year. Stop shopping for oil at every delivery.Enroll now
Our Heating Oil Options
Your oil dealer monitors your tank’s oil level and fills it when needed. You never have to think about filling your tank!
You monitor your oil tank’s level and schedule a delivery with your dealer when you determine you need it (we recommend scheduling your delivery when you have no less than ¼ tank).Learn More
20-30 day Billing
Pay your oil bill within an established timeframe (usually 30 days). Get an additional “prompt pay” discount if you pay right away.
Cash on Delivery (COD)
Pay when the oil is delivered (for Will Call customers only). Paying COD is slightly cheaper per gallon than paying after 20-30 days.
This makes your oil bill similar to a monthly utility bill. You make a standard monthly payment set up by your dealer and adjusted based on actual oil use. Highly recommended!Learn More
Service contracts are an optional but recommended way to anticipate the costs of repairs that your heating system may need.
Tune-Ups & Repairs
Heating system tune-ups help keep your system efficient, this saves you oil and money. We highly recommend that you order a tune-up every year. The savings gained in efficiency by reducing future service calls more than pay for a yearly tune-up.Learn More
When you enroll in our Discount Heating Oil Service, you can indicate your delivery, payment and service preferences out of the options outlined above. Then, we will pair you with the best heating oil dealer in our network that meets your preferences.Enroll Now
More than just oil
People’s Power & Light is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our mission is to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable for Rhode Island residents.Learn more
Advocating for You
For nearly 15 years we have connected oil consumers to trusted heating oil dealers. If there is ever a problem with your assigned dealer, we will help you find a solution.Learn more
Emergency Oil Bank
People’s Power & Light’s charitable Emergency Oil Bank program provides free oil deliveries during the winter season to Rhode Island families in need.Learn more
We help our members reduce their oil consumption to maximize savings and reduce emissions. Our energy efficiency program connects you to rebates and services.Learn more
Heating oil isn’t our only area of expertise. We help many of our members explore clean energy options such as heat pumps, solar, biodiesel heating, and electricity from renewable energy sources.Learn more