Energy deregulation in Connecticut
Electricity deregulation began in Connecticut in 2000. Customers can choose to purchase electricity plans from an independent electricity supplier, creating competition in the market, or stay with their area’s utility company. Comparing plans and rates can help you save money on your energy bills.
The deregulated energy market in Connecticut is managed by the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). The utility educates residents and businesses on options through its Energize CT program. PURA is also responsible for licensing electric suppliers in Connecticut before they can conduct business in the state.