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Energize CT

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority of Connecticut

For business

What is the Connecticut PURA?

More than 550,000 households and over 85,000 businesses in Connecticut have taken advantage of energy choice. All energy consumers in Connecticut, from residents to large corporations, have the ability to compare electricity rates from many suppliers. In each deregulated state, a government commission oversees utility rates and services.

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) manages the deregulated energy market of the state. It issues licenses for electricity suppliers to ensure they have met strict requirements for doing business in Connecticut. The department also powers Energize CT, which educates consumers about their energy options.

How is Choose Energy different from Energize CT?

Choose Energy is a national marketplace helping deregulated energy consumers across the country. Our online tools enable you to compare Connecticut energy companies with additional benefits, including:

  • Only the best plans. We vet the providers and plans we show you to help you avoid hidden fees and teaser rates.
  • Unique rates. Because of our relationships with top Connecticut energy suppliers, such as Constellation and Direct Energy, we can negotiate special rates you won’t find elsewhere.
  • Options for every lifestyle. From green energy to cheap rates, we make sure your choices are well-rounded.
  • One-stop shopping. With, you can compare plans, see actual rates in real time, and make the switch all in one place. We won’t send you to another website to complete the sign-up process.
  • Personalized support.Our experts are here to help you find the right plan. Once you’ve signed up, we’ll stay in touch with notifications before your plan expires.

We know deregulated energy can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll help you cut through the clutter and be on your way to a better electric experience. Enter your ZIP code above to get started.

Contact the Connecticut PURA

As part of its duties, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is responsible for managing customer complaints against Connecticut utility companies.

Both Eversource Energy and United Illuminating fall under PURA jurisdiction. Customers should only submit complaints with the PURA if the utility has failed to resolve the complaint on its own.

Updated: 6/23/2020