Jim Barile of Windsor Locks, Ct Â and others have recently asked me if they are taking a chance by getting their electricity from someone other than Northeast Utilities (CL&P) or United Illuminating.
The answer is NO. Go to the web site www.wattsnewct.com/newsuppliers.htmlÂ and you will see all the other suppliers serving Connecticut. Check each one that provides service to see how much you can save by getting your electricity from them.
As you might know, CL&P and UI no longer provide electricity, they only transmit it and handle the billing. They purchase electricity and sell it to you, just like the others. The only difference is that their rates may be higher because they are required to provide you with power.
However, three bills that were introduced in the General Assembly last sessionÂ would have prevented you from buying cheaper electricity if they had been inacted.
According to the alternate suppliers, Retail Energy Supply Association, these bills – H.B. 6507, H.B. 6510 and H.B. 6512, were introduced asÂ Connecticut’s electricity market recently crossed a significant threshold.
“As of Sept. 30th, 2009, 50.4% of the stateâ€™s load (representing more than 200,000 residential, commercial and industrial consumers) is now being purchased from competitive electric suppliers, according to switching data released by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control,” the association said Monday.
Hopefully they won’t return, but the association is concerned.
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