Pricing and Payment Plans

There are various ways an energy plan can be structured to benefit your unique needs. Whether you prefer the satisfaction of knowing your energy prices will remain the same long-term, the opportunity to take advantage of dips in the market, or the certainty that you’ll always receive a better rate than you would with your local utility, we give you the option to switch electricity or natural gas suppliers and choose an energy plan based on your service area.

With a variety of plans that include fixed-rate and variable, we’re here to help find the best plan for your home:

Natural Gas & Electricity

  • Fixed Price – Lock in a guaranteed rate for 12 months or more
  • Variable Price – Your supply cost is determined by the current market rate
  • For Natural Gas – To get started with Shipley Energy’s savings, customers should have a current account with either PECO, UGI, BGE, or Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
  • For Electricity – To get started with Shipley Energy’s savings, customers should have a current account with either PECO, Met-Ed, PPL, BGE or Duquesne Light

Heating Oil

  • Cap Price (1 or 2 heating seasons) – Never pay more than your capped rate. If costs go below the capped rate, you get the lower rate.
  • Pre-Buy – Pay now and lock in your price for winter
  • Market Price – Your per gallon cost is determined by the current market rates

Propane

  • Cap Price (1 or 2 heating seasons) – Never pay more than your capped rate. If costs go below the capped rate, you get the lower rate.
  • Fixed Price – Lock in a guaranteed rate for one full heating season
  • Market Price – Your per gallon cost is determined by the current market rates
  • Heating seasons for heating oil and propane run from June 1 through May 31 of the following year.

Energy Pricing FAQ

Q. Why do energy prices go up in the winter and summer?
A. The price of your energy is impacted by several factors, but supply and demand most often determine the rates in the marketplace. As people use more natural gas in the winter to heat their homes, the demand increases and may cause the price to rise. The same is true with electricity when cooling your home in the summer.

Q. Does my utility rate change?
A. The utility is subject to fluctuations in the market, and regulatory control of their prices. Although subject to commission review and oversight, your generation rate can and does change frequently with the utility.

Q. How are the prices for electricity and natural gas determined?
A. Since energy is a commodity, natural gas and electricity prices are impacted by the energy market. As an independent energy supplier, Shipley Energy purchases energy from the market to supply to consumers. Our energy procurement experts watch the price of energy minute by minute to find the best prices for our customers.