Connecticut energy customers in the state’s largest electric utility, Connecticut Light & Power (CLP), can reduce their electric bills by shopping for competitive electricity prices. CLP is the regulated electric utility for all of Hartford.
Hartford energy customers who do not choose their electricity supplier pay a generation service default rate through CLP. Even though the default generation rate was reduced 14% from 2010 to 2011, even lower electric rates can be obtained for those consumers who take the time to learn about Connecticut electricity choice and find the lowest prices available in the competitive market. CLP remains the power delivery company for all of their customers including those who select an alternative electricity company. The Connecticut energy choice law has unbundled CLP from a full service electricity generation and delivery company to just a regulated electricity delivery company.
Choosing an alternative energy company in Connecticut does not affect the quality of power that you receive. As the local utility company in Hartford, residences will continue to receive their monthly electric bill from CLP even after thy select a less expensive electricity supplier.
Here are the lowest electricity rates in Hartford, CT (updated daily):