Choose A Natural Gas Supplier
Eversource customers have the option of choosing a competitive natural gas energy supplier.
Your monthly bill is broken into two main charges:
- Supply: The cost of natural gas itself. Eversource or a supplier pays to purchase this energy on your behalf at the current market price. This price can go up and down.
- Delivery: The cost of delivering natural gas. 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. 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 natural gas to your home or business, respond to emergency calls, read your meter, care for the pipes delivering gas, and provide customer service.
Also, Eversource rarely makes unsolicited phone calls to customers, and would never solicit door-to-door on behalf of a competitive supplier.
Occasionally, as part of our natural gas marketing outreach, we do offer prospective gas customers the opportunity to switch to natural gas by leaving informational door hangers or visiting neighborhoods door-to-door.
We will send a letter notifying you that we will be in your area before visiting your neighborhood, and we will never ask to see a copy of your bill or discuss your current energy rate.
Our employees always carry company-issued identification, and you can always call us to see if we have sent someone to your home. Contractors working with us also carry documentation explaining the nature and location of their work.
If you no longer wish to be contacted by suppliers you can register with the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call list.
Each Competitive Power Supplier sets its own price for natural gas and provides service to various cities, towns and types of customers. A list of these suppliers is available.
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?