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Looking for cheap electricity rates in Bristol Connecticut? Good call. Because your utility company is Eversource, and their rates went up by 100% January 1, 2023.

But you don’t have to pay the utility’s high standard offer rate. You can shop for an alternative provider and get a cheaper price.

Residential Electricity Rates in Bristol CT

Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Direct Energy Live Brighter 8 8 10.49 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 18 18 12.79 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 36 36 12.99 ¢
XOOM Energy SureLock 12 12 13.19 ¢
XOOM Energy SureLock 24 24 13.39 ¢
XOOM Energy RescueLock 12 12 13.89 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 12 12 14.09 ¢
Constellation 36 Month Home Power Plan 36 15.99 ¢

Eversource Connecticut residential electricity rates increased from 12.050¢/kWh to 24.172¢/kWh on January 1, 2023, over a 100% increase. You can switch your electricity provider in Bristol, keep the same billing company you’ve always known, and cut your bill. And if the utility rate drops back down in July 2023? Cancel your electricity contract with no penalty and go back to Eversource for your supply.

Compare Electricity Rates for 06010 Zip Code

Business owners can also shop for a competitive supplier online.

As of January 1, 2023, small commercial Eversource rates jumped to 23.032¢/kWh, up from 12.250¢/kWh in December 2022. Here are current business electricity rates for the Bristol CT area.

Business Electricity Rates in Bristol CT

Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
ENGIE 6 Months 6 14.42 ¢
ENGIE 48 Months 48 16.30 ¢
ENGIE 18 Months 18 16.31 ¢
ENGIE 60 Months 60 16.44 ¢
ENGIE 36 Months 36 16.54 ¢
ENGIE 24 Months 24 17.02 ¢
ENGIE 12 Months 12 17.33 ¢

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How to Find the Best Home Electricity Rate in Bristol CT

The official state shopping site for competitive offers is called EnergizeCT. But the faster way to shop is with ElectricityPlans.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to find best cheap electricity rates in Bristol CT 06010

  1. Get a copy of your electricity bill.

    Get a copy of your bill before you shop. You’ll want to take a look at your usage. And you’ll need your account number to enroll.

  2. Search electricity rates by zip code.

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

  4. Review electricity plan details.

    Find the cheapest electricity plan for your home and sign up. Shopping for electricity in Connecticut is very simple and favors you, the consumer. There is no early termination penalty allowed in Connecticut residential electricity. So it doesn’t matter if the plan you choose is 12, 24 or 36 months long. Just pick the cheapest.

  5. Sign up for your new electricity supplier.

    Find the electricity plan that makes sense for your home, then click to enroll on the supplier’s website. You’ll notice your new supplier as a line item on your bill in 1-2 billing cycles.

FAQs About Bristol CT Electricity Rates

What happens after I switch electricity company in Bristol?

Thanks to deregulation, you have choices for your electricity supplier in Connecticut. Your utility, Eversource, will continue to respond in emergencies, read your meter and issue your bill. Your supplier will coordinate with them to show your new electricity rate on your bill. You will keep paying Eversource for your electricity. So all that changes is a different rate!

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

There’s no difference between Bristol CT electricity rates vs. electricity prices. They both refer to the price you pay for every kilowatt hour you use. You may also hear people talk about shopping for a new electricity plan. An electricity plan is made up of an electricity rate, the term of your contract, the details of your contract.

How do electricity rates in 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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