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Eversource Connecticut

Written By: Adam Cain

Last Updated: 01/24/2022

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Eversource is the largest electric utility in Connecticut, serving over 1.2 million customers in approximately 149 cities. Eversource was founded in 1966 as Northeast Utilities (NU) following the merger of three large New England utility companies. In 2015, the company rebranded all operations as Eversource. This created a single entity that proudly serves customers across Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Eversource customers enjoy the benefit of Energy Choice. This means they can compare electricity providers and realize potential savings over the default supply rate of electricity. Keep reading to learn more about how to find the best electricity rate for you.

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Price to Compare 8.995¢

The electricity utility's price for electricity supply expressed as a price per kWh, to be used to contrast prices with competitive suppliers.

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    How to Compare Electricity Rates makes electricity shopping as easy as possible. With the Rate Comparison Tool, comparing and switching to a great new electricity plan is simple. All you need to do is follow this three-step process:

    Compare Eversource Connecticut Electricity Rates
    1. Enter your ZIP Code To get a list of providers and plans available in your area.
    2. Compare electricity providers and plans Pay attention to each plan's length and electricity supply rate.
    3. Switch electricity providers After finding the right plan for you, select it and fill out the necessary information.

    Your new provider will take over within one to two billing cycles. Eversource still bills you, so the only change you will notice is your electricity rate.

    Service Area

    Eversource's electricity service area includes 149 towns and covers 4,400 square miles throughout Connecticut including Hartford, Stamford, and Norwalk.

    Eversource's natural gas service territory includes 74 towns and covers 2,632 square miles.

    Eversource Connecticut Energy Choice

    Eversource customers receive both their electricity distribution and supply from the utility by default. In 2000, Connecticut passed energy deregulation laws giving its residents Energy Choice and the ability to find better rates. Since then, over 700,000 households and 100,000 businesses in Connecticut have taken advantage of their ability to choose their electricity provider and save on energy costs.

    There is a wide range of electricity providers for Connecticut residents to choose between. Their choices range from small, local electricity companies to larger providers like Constellation and Direct Energy. Some providers, like Starion Energy, specialize in offering 100% renewable options.

    Having so many providers to choose from can be downright overwhelming. When you shop electricity rates with, you can be confident that you're only getting the best rates from leading providers so that you can rest assured.

    Reading Your Eversource Electricity Bill

    There are two primary types of charges on your Eversource electricity bill, delivery charges and supply charges.

    Delivery charges are what you pay for the reliable delivery of electricity to your home. These prices are set by the Connecticut Public Utilities Commission and do not change. Supply charges are what you pay, by the kilowatt-hour, for the electricity that you use.

    If you participate in Energy Choice, you're able to control the supply portion of your electricity bill. Follow this link for more information about reading your Eversource electricity bill including how to find your account number and more.

    Eversource’s Price To Compare

    As of January 2022, Eversource's Price to Compare for residential customers in Connecticut is 11.484 per kWh.

    The Price to Compare is the default electricity supply rate that Eversource charges if you do not participate in Energy Choice. If Eversource supplies your electricity, this is the rate that you'll use when comparing providers and determining how much you can possibly save. The Price to Compare can be found on your latest electricity bill.

    Energize CT and Eversource Customer Programs

    Eversource is a supporter of the state energy efficiency initiative called Energize Connecticut. This initiative can help you save through a variety of programs.

    • Home Energy Solutions – With a Home Energy Solutions energy audit, you can increase the energy efficiency of your home and possibly receive thousands of dollars in services for one low fee.
    • Water Heater Discount – Find a $750 discount on energy-efficient water heaters, possibly cutting what you pay in half.
    • HVAC Rebates – Find rebates on a variety of HVAC upgrades and services.

    On top of all that, you can also find a $100 discount on leading smart thermostats from brands like ecobee, Nest and Honeywell at the time of this writing. Read the Eversource customer programs post to learn more.

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    Have more questions about Energy Choice in Connecticut? Visit our in-depth page about comparing Connecticut electricity rates.

    Disclaimer: Standard offer service rates, price to compare rates or default electric supply rates from your utility may differ from what's shown on this page. Check with your local utility provider to confirm. Information about rebates and Energize CT programs are also subject to change and may be different from the info on this page. Check with your local utility or Energize CT to confirm.