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Connecticut energy rates

Residents in the state of Connecticut are fortunate to be able to choose the company that supplies their electricity. Less than half the states in the country give their residents this choice. This allows you to find the most favorable Connecticut electricity rates.

You can choose between fixed-rate plans, where the rate you’re charged for your electricity usage stays the same throughout the term of your contract; or variable-rate plans, where the rate you’re charged could change from month to month, based on the current market. You can also choose the length of your contract and from green energy options.

Compare Eversource Energy Electricity Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Clearview Energy - ClearGreenGuarantee6 6 months $0.078 / kWh
Public Power - 12 Month Fixed 12 months $0.080 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Home Power Plan 12 months $0.081 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.086 / kWh
Verde Energy - Clean Power 12 12 months $0.090 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 11/26/2020, 3:29:11 PM CST for utility Eversource Energy (formerly CL&P). Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Energy deregulation in Connecticut

In 1998, the state of Connecticut passed Public Act (PA) 98-28 that would give its residents the right to choose from among Connecticut electric suppliers beginning in 1999.

Unfortunately, this opportunity for residents to select suppliers does not apply to natural gas. However, Connecticut natural gas prices are regulated by Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).

PURA also oversees the process and market for electricity providers.

Energy plans in Connecticut

It can be a difficult decision choosing from Connecticut electric suppliers. There are so many factors to consider, including Connecticut electricity prices, terms, and more. Save On Energy can help you through this process. We have many resources so you can learn how to make the best decision for your situation.

Among our resources are:

Specific things you’ll want to know:

  • Fixed rate plans — With these plans, the rate you’re charged for your electric usage will stay the same throughout your contract.
  • Variable rate plans — With these plans, your usage rate could change monthly as Connecticut electricity rates are based on current market conditions.
  • Prepaid plans — In some cases, you may want to pay for your electricity before you use it. Then, instead of paying monthly, you only add to your account when it’s needed.
  • Renewable energy plans — You can help reduce your carbon footprint by choosing this type of plan.

If you decide not to select from Connecticut electric suppliers, you’ll purchase your electricity through your local utility company.

Connecticut energy companies

Connecticut has two electric utilities Eversource and United Illuminating. These companies maintain your local power lines, restore any electrical outages, and deliver your electricity to your home from the supplier you choose.

Residents can choose from more than 125 Connecticut electric suppliers. Among these are Clearview Energy, Constellation, Direct Energy, and Public Power. When shopping based on Connecticut electricity prices, these are the companies you’ll be purchasing from.

Find the right energy plan with Save On Energy

To help you make the difficult decision of choosing from Connecticut electric suppliers, Save On Energy offers a free online marketplace. With our comparison tool, you can see Connecticut electricity prices and terms, along with renewable, prepaid, and no-deposit options for energy plans in your area.

To start using Save On Energy’s free comparison tool:

  • Enter your zip code to get the list of available providers, their plans, and Connecticut electricity rates.
  • Choose your plan and sign up online through our site or by calling the provided phone number.
  • Let your new provider complete the setup and enjoy your new plan.
Utility Company Emergency Number Customer Service Number
Eversource Energy (formerly CL&P) Electric: 800-286-2000
Natural Gas: 800-989-0900
Residential: 800-286-2000
Business: 888-783-6617
United Illuminating 800-722-5584 800-722-5584

Shop deregulated energy in Connecticut:

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ConEdison Solutions Constellation Energy
North American Power Spark Energy

 

Updated: 10/19/2020

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