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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.

Residential Electricity Rates in Hartford CT

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 12 12 13.19 ¢
Direct Energy Live Brighter 36 36 13.19 ¢
XOOM Energy SureLock 12 12 14.19 ¢
XOOM Energy SureLock 24 24 14.19 ¢
XOOM Energy RescueLock 12 12 14.89 ¢

Eversource Connecticut residential electricity rates are jumping from 12.050¢/kWh to 24.172¢/kWh on January 1, 2023, over a 100% increase. Compare that rate to the prices you can get from suppliers.

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Compare that to the standard service rate from Eversource. As of January 1, 2023, small commercial Eversource rates will jump to 23.032¢/kWh, up from 12.250¢/kWh in December.

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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. There’s no reason to pay high utility rates. Your rate with Eversource will go up 100% in January 1, 2023. Now is the time to shop!

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. The standard offer rate is increasing by 100% on January 1, 2023. That price will change again in July 2023.

Consider shopping for a supplier to see if you can get a lower 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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