With deregulation, Connecticut consumers have many choices for their energy supply. Below you’ll find links to some of our best guides to help you get started with deregulation, as well as a brief overview of the types of plans you’ll see in our marketplace.
There are a few main plan types to keep in mind when shopping for energy. Your exact rate structure will depend on the plan you choose but will fall into one of these categories. Remember to check the Electricity Facts Label (EFL) of any plan you are considering to understand all of its components.
- Fixed rate plans. With a fixed rate plan, the price you pay for your electricity is set in your contract and will not change for the duration of your term length.
- Variable rate plans. These plans are tied directly to the energy market, where prices change constantly. The price you pay for energy will change from month to month depending on fluctuations in the market.
- Prepaid plans. On this plan structure, you pay for energy before you use it and are alerted throughout the month of your account balance. This is also a popular no deposit and no credit check option.
- Renewable energy plans. In Connecticut, suppliers are required to offer renewable energy options. Some companies offer renewable energy credits (RECs) while others source 100 percent renewable power.
If you choose not to purchase energy from an independent energy supplier, you will be automatically enrolled in Standard Offer Service (SOS) with your area’s utility company, either Eversource Energy or United Illuminating. This SOS is also your rate to compare, which allows you to see how other suppliers stack up against these utility companies. Enter your ZIP code above to see your rate to compare alongside energy rates from suppliers in your area.