Choose A Supplier
Eversource customers have the option of choosing a competitive energy supplier.
Your monthly bill is broken into two main charges:
- Supply: The cost of electricity itself. Eversource or a supplier pays to purchase this energy on your behalf from a pool of multiple energy producers at the current market price. This price can go up and down.
- Delivery: The cost of delivering electricity. This is what we charge to bring energy to your home or business and maintain a safe and reliable system.
You can shop the competitive market and compare rates against Eversource's energy supply rate (Standard Service). This may offer an opportunity to manage your own energy supply costs.
You should be sure to evaluate factors such as the length and terms of a contract with a supplier, cancellation fees or other related information.
Eversource will still deliver power to your home or business, read your meter, care for the poles and wires, provide customer service, and restore power when there is a service interruption.
Also, Eversource will never go door-to-door to discuss your Eversource bill or energy supply options. Our employees always carry identification, and you can always call us to see if we have sent someone to your home.
If you no longer wish to be contacted by suppliers you can register with the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call list.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) maintains information about suppliers including a record of complaints. PURA also issues an annual report to Connecticut's legislature. In addition, each energy supplier is required to provide information about price, sources of power which make the electricity, and air emissions.
Visit Energize CT's Competitive Supplier section for offers from suppliers, frequently asked questions and tips on choosing a supplier.
Important Questions To Ask
When considering an offer from a supplier, here are some important questions you should ask before making a decision.
- What is the length of the contract?
- Is this a fixed or variable rate?
- Do early termination fees apply?
- Can I switch to another supplier?
- Who do I contact if I have questions?
- Are you licensed in the state, and what if I discontinue service in the region?
Return to Standard Service
You can return to Standard Service by managing your account online.
You will return to Standard Service within two business days of your request, and your bill will be prorated accordingly. Be sure to check with your current electric supplier to see if cancellation fees apply.