Compare electricity rates in Hartford Enter your zip code to see prices

Choose EnergyConnecticutHartford

How to switch electricity suppliers in Hartford

Enter your zip code

Compare energy rates, fees, and plans

Sign up to switch suppliers

Supplier Plan Energy Term Length Rate
Constellation Energy 6 month fixed 7.89¢
Constellation Energy 18 month fixed 8.89¢
Constellation Energy 36 month fixed 9.29¢
Direct Energy 18 month fixed 8.99¢
Direct Energy 12 month fixed 9.79¢

Hartford energy rates

As the capital city of Connecticut, Hartford has an estimated population of 125,000 and a metropolitan area population of 1.3 million. Given such a population, it is evident that Hartford requires affordable energy to support both residents and commercial businesses.

Since Connecticut has cold winters and can experience humid summers, it is not surprising that Hartford energy prices can fluctuate. Typically, rates are the most expensive during the winter months of November to February and cheapest in the spring. Hartford energy rates are priced between 7.99 cents/kilowatt hour and 11.99 cents/kilowatt hour.

Hartford energy deregulation

Connecticut instituted its deregulated market in 1998 after the state legislature passed a law ordering the restructuring of utility companies. When the law came into effect on January 1, 2000, new suppliers were able to enter the utility market to give consumers the power of choice. Prior to this restructuring, consumers were forced to have all their energy needs handled by the predominant supplier Connecticut Light & Power. The goal of energy deregulation in Hartford was to force competing companies to lower their prices, thus decreasing the monthly energy bill for their customers. Now, more than ten years into this new law, consumers have greater choice and more control over their energy needs.

Hartford utility companies & energy providers

Deregulation of the energy industry gives consumers access to several utility suppliers. Instead of only having one utility supplier to choose from, consumers can now select from various Hartford energy providers, choosing the best rate and best service for their money. Connecticut Light & Power (CL-P) serves Hartford's utility service area. The utility company transmits and delivers energy while the providers are responsible for payment, processing and the sale of the energy required. While energy must be delivered by CL-P, consumers can choose from a multitude of Hartford energy suppliers. Choose Energy has partnered with the region's best energy companies, including Public Power and North American Power. With many utility suppliers in Hartford to choose from, customers are given the power to make informed decisions based on what is best for their needs. In short, the more options consumers have, the less expensive their utility bills should be.

Hartford renewable energy

Connecticut ranks 45th among states in renewable energy. Despite this lower ranking, the state of Connecticut is focusing on finding alternative and renewable sources of energy. Hartford remains committed to renewable energy sources, such as wind power, geothermal power, hydropower and more. Leading the charge for renewable energy in Hartford is North American Power, which has partnered with Choose Energy. They provide green energy that will help save the environment while saving their customers money.

Hartford Energy Facts

1,520

Average Home Size

477

Average Monthly Usage (kWh)

$39.13

Avg Monthly Bill

29%

Avg to Peak

-22%

Avg to Trough

$50.48

Peak Bill

$30.52

Lowest Bill

$172

Potential Annual Savings

Hartford energy suppliers

Public Power North American Power
Lit house
Connecticut Energy Deregulation

Connecticut Electricity Deregulation Ever since the creation of electricity, people have been searching for the best deals on how to get it. At first, it was only available to those…

Read More
energy news Energy Bill
Connecticut: Have You Taken Control of Your Rising Electricity Rate?

How Connecticut Consumers Can the Default Increases on Their Energy Bills Unfortunately, rate increases are a fact of life. They happen whether we want them to or not—sometimes unavoidably, and…

Read More