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Connecticut Utility Rates Increase 20%

03/13/2014

January 14th 2014 – The first of the year brought about many great changes, however, when it comes to Connecticut’s electricity supply rates, they have increased approximately 20% from 2013 for both Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating customers. Therefore, any customers that are still using CL&P or UI as their default supplier and…

About Energy Deregulation

03/07/2014

Electric and gas deregulation began in the late 1990’s creating new competitive markets in several deregulated states offering customers the power to choose the electricity or gas supplier they wanted to use separate from the utility. As deregulation policies passed in each state, the electric and gas utilities were required to “unbundled” the services they…

Energy Deregulation Continues To Grow

03/07/2014

Each year, more and more states continue to implement a deregulated energy policy allowing their electricity and gas customers to shop for lower rates amongst competitive suppliers entering the marketplace. With over half of the states deregulated now for electricity and/or natural gas, this change is sweeping the nation and providing new and exciting opportunities…

Energy Education 101

03/07/2014

How Deregulation Works Now that we have an option to switch electricity and gas suppliers, it helps to understand how this all works. Up until deregulation came along, the utilities had always generated the power at the power plants and handled transmission and delivery of the electricity or gas to your home or office. The…

What is Renewable Energy?

03/04/2014

The use of Renewable Energy sources as a portion of the overall energy generated is of growing importance in each state with increasing requirements each year. Each deregulated state has a Renewable Energy Policy that increases slightly each year to continue to drive power companies to generate more electricity from renewable energy sources. In 2013,…