Winter Cost of Gas Increase

The market cost of natural gas and electricity is higher-than-normal this winter driven by increased global demand and decreased supply in the United States.  Because of this increase in prices, we’re asking all customers to prepare for higher-than-normal bills this winter.

We know any increase to your bill is challenging. We are here to help you manage your energy usage and bill.

What Does This Mean for Connecticut Customers?

Impact for natural gas customers

Each month, we purchase natural gas from suppliers to meet customers' energy needs. Our customers pay what we pay—with no profit to Eversource. We expect the cost of gas to remain at higher-than-normal levels through the course of the heating season.

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Impact for electric customers

Beginning January 1, customers who are signed up for the Standard Service Supply option will see an increase on the supply side of their electric bill. An average residential customer using 700 kWh of electricity per month could see a 21% or $31 increase. This new rate will be in effect from until June 30.

We seasonally adjust the Standard Service Supply twice each year. This rate reflects the cost of electricity we purchase on your behalf. Like natural gas, this cost is directly passed through to Standard Service customers with no profit to Eversource.

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What You Can Do

Customers who want to manage their winter heating bill should act now. We have energy efficiency solutions and tools you can take advantage of today.

Sign up for Home Energy Solutions

With Home Energy Solutions, you’ll receive on-the-spot energy-saving improvements, such as air sealing, plus recommendations and rebates for additional ways to save.

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Try Our Heating Cost Calculator

Try our heating cost calculator to see how colder weather impacts your bill and how small adjustments to your thermostat can help you save. 

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Here to Help

Even if you’ve never needed help before, you may now qualify for special programs to help lower your monthly bill, reduce your past due balance, or extended payment plans.