Connecticut Electricity Rates
In Connecticut, you have the power to choose your electricity provider, and it’s a good thing because of the high prices charged by the traditional utilities. The good news that you don’t have to suffer under those rates.
Let’s look at the numbers: Eversource Energy CT residential rates stand at 9.414 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), and they likely will change July 1. The other major utility, United Illuminating, also known as Avangrid, charges even more – 10.5607 cents/kWh.
The ChooseEnergy.com marketplace makes it possible for you to do better. While pricing is fluid, as of mid-April Choose Energy providers were offering 15 plans that beat Eversource in the 06010 ZIP code – one by as much as 27 percent. As for United Illuminating, we offered 16 plans with lower prices in the 06460 ZIP code – one by as much as 31 percent.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates average Connecticut residential usage at 724 kwh. Using that as a baseline for usage, here’s the potential average savings you could reap from using the Choose Energy marketplace:
- $218 over using Eversource
- $284 over using United Illuminating
Join the more than 500,000 Connecticut residents who have already switched providers and escape the utilities’ high prices. Shop around for the best rate, contract length, and green energy mix. See if you can find savings by entering your ZIP code above.