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Looking for the best electricity rates in Bridgeport Connecticut? The electricity utility company in Bridgeport is United Illuminating. And they just announced that electricity rates for United Illuminating customers are going up 100% in January 2023.

But you don’t have to be a ratepayer in Connecticut. Thanks to electricity choice in your state, you can shop for the best CT electricity supplier for your home or business.

Compare Residential Electricity Rates in Bridgeport

Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Direct Energy Live Brighter 17 17 11.89 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 18 18 12.59 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 36 36 13.09 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 12 12 13.19 ¢
XOOM Energy SureLock 12 12 14.49 ¢
XOOM Energy RescueLock 12 12 14.99 ¢

United Illuminating (UI) residential electricity rates are jumping from 10.62¢/kWh to 21.9429¢/kWh on January 1, 2023, over a 100% increase. Compare that rate to the prices you can get from suppliers.

Curious about utility rate trends in Connecticut? Here’s a history of United Illuminating standard service rates over the last 4 rates changes.

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Most consumers in United Illuminating have not picked a supplier. That’s according to the Connecticut Office of Consumer Affairs, who says that 83% of UI consumers are with the utility rate. There’s no reason to pay high utility rates. Your rate with United Illuminating will go up 100% in January 1, 2023. Now is the time to shop!

Compare that to the standard service rate from United Illuminating.

As of January 1, 2023, small commercial electricity rates in United Illuminating will jump to 20.90663¢/kWh up from 10.667¢/kWh in December.

Didn’t budget for such a big increase? No one did. That’s why business owners in CT should consider shopping for an alternate supplier. Just be sure to read the terms and conditions of your offer, to understand any termination fees. That way, if prices drop in July 2023, you can shop again.

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How to Find the Best Home Electricity Rate in Hartford CT

Connecticut has its own shopping site with supplier offers, called EnergizeCT. But the faster way to shop is with ElectricityPlans.com. Our tools and website design make it easy to compare electricity rates online in your area.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to find best cheap electricity rates in Bridgeport

  1. Get a copy of your electricity bill.

    You’ll need your account number from your bill to enroll with a new supplier.

  2. Search electricity rates by zip code.

    Enter your zip code to see CT electricity prices in your area.

  3. Sort results by “Sort Low to High” to have the cheapest electricity plan at the top.

  4. Review electricity plan details.

    Plan details include the rate, the type of plan and the term of the plan. You’ll want the cheapest fixed rate electricity plan. There is no early termination penalty for residential electricity in Connecticut. So if the cheapest plan is 36 months? You can choose your supplier without fear of a termination penalty if you change your mind.

  5. Enroll with the best electricity plan for your home.

    The choice is yours in CT. We recommend enrolling with the cheapest electricity rate you find. UI will continue to issue your bill, respond in an emergency and answer the phone when you call. So it’s really all about the cheapest price.

Average Electricity Bill in Bridgeport Connecticut

The average electricity bill for a home in Hartford CT varies dramatically based on your housing. If you live in a large single family home with electric heat, your electricity bill will be considerably higher vs. a one bedroom apartment.

The average home in Connecticut uses 8,400 kWh annually or 700 kWh a month.

According to EIA.gov, the average electricity price in Connecticut is 28.84¢ per kWh (September 2022), including delivery.

So the average electricity bill in Bridgeport CT is $201.88.

But we all know that those numbers for the average price are out of date. The EIA average electricity price doesn’t take into account what’s coming: a 100% increase in your electricity rate on January 1, 2023.

Make sure to monitor the price you are paying for your electricity. We know…looking at your electricity bill is crazy scary. But when you know the price you are paying, you know if you’re getting a good rate or if you need to shop for a supplier.

FAQs About Bridgeport CT Electricity Rates

What happens after I switch to an electricity supplier in Bridgeport CT?

Once you select your electric supplier, they handle everything with the utility. It takes one to two billing cycles to switch to the new supplier. And once it’s complete, your new supplier will be a line item on your electricity bill. That’s it!

There’s no change in your level of service. United Illuminating will still read your meter and respond in case of an emergency. All that changes is you pay a different (lower) rate. Then, monitor the utility rate, which changes every January and July. If the utility rate drops? Switch back to the utility.

Is there a difference in reliability when I switch to a supplier in Connecticut?

There is no difference in reliability of your electricity service when you switch to an electric supplier in CT. Your utility will roll out their trucks to restore service to everyone in your neighborhood if the lights go out. They don’t pick and choose whose power they restore. You have the same level of customer service whether you stay on standard service utility rates or switch to a supplier in CT.

What’s the difference between Bridgeport electricity rates and Bridgeport electricity prices?

There is no difference between Bridgeport electricity rates and Bridgeport electricity prices. It’s two ways of saying the same thing. The price you pay is a rate per kilowatt hour that you use. An electricity plan from an electricity supplier in CT is made up of an electricity rate, the term of your contract, the details of your contract.

How do electricity rates in Bridgeport CT compare to rates across the US?

According to EIA.gov, the average electricity price in Connecticut is 28.84¢ per kWh (September 2022). The average price of electricity across the USA is 16.32¢ per kWh. That means residential electricity in Connecticut is 76% more expensive than the average price in the USA.

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