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Looking for the best electricity rates in Hartford Connecticut? The electricity utility company in Hartford is Eversource. And they just announced that electricity rates for Eversource customers are going up 100%.

But you have options when it comes to electricity. Thanks to Connecticut electricity choice, you can shop for the best CT electricity supplier for your home.

Utility Electricity Rates in Hartford Connecticut

The electric utility in Hartford is Eversource Connecticut. Their standard service offer rates change twice annually.

Most recently, consumers were stunned in January 2023 when their rates jumped over 100%, from 12.050¢/kWh to 24.172¢/kWh on January 1, 2023.

Current rates as of July 1 – December 1, 2023 are 13.82¢ per kWh.

Switching to a fixed rate plan from a licensed supplier gives you the advantage of a secure, known price. And you could save compared to the current standard service offer. Future savings can’t be guaranteed, since no one knows what the utility rate will be in the future. (Which is the whole point of switching to a fixed rate plan.)

Residential Electricity Rates in Hartford CT

Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Direct Energy Live Brighter 11 11 11.99 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 12 12 12.39 ¢
Constellation 36 Month Home Power Plan 36 12.49 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 18 18 12.99 ¢
Constellation 24 Month Home Power Plan 24 12.99 ¢

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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.

Time needed: 10 minutes

How to find best cheap electricity rates in Hartford

  1. Get a copy of your electricity bill.

    You’ll need your utility account number from your bill once you find the right CT electricity supplier.

  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.

    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. Find the best electricity plan for your home.

    Find the electricity plan that makes sense for your home, then enroll.

Most consumers in Eversource have not picked a supplier. That’s according to the Connecticut Office of Consumer Affairs, who says that 90% of consumers are with the utility rate.

Average Electricity Bill in Hartford 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).

That makes the average electricity bill in Hartford CT $201.88.

Make sure to monitor the price you are paying for your electricity. Your utility company in Hartford is Eversource. Their standard offer rate changes two times annually. Consider shopping for an electricity supplier to get a secure fixed rate.

FAQs About Hartford CT Electricity Rates

What happens after I switch suppliers in Hartford CT?

Once you select your CT electric supplier, they handle everything with the utility. And your new supplier will be a line item on your Eversource electricity bill. That’s it! There’s no change in your level of service. Eversource 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.

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

There is no difference between Hartford electricity rates and Hartford 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 is made up of an electricity rate, the term of your contract, the details of your contract.

How do electricity rates in Hartford 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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