4 reasons Connecticut residents pay highest electric rates


For years, Connecticut residents have paid some of the highest electric rates in the country, causing many homeowners and businesses to wonder why their bills are so steep.

Connecticut residents pay the highest electricity rates among all 48 continental states, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Customers in Connecticut on average pay 17.24 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity, almost seven cents higher than the national average of 10.41 cents. On a standard monthly residential bill of 750 kilowatt hours of energy, Connecticut residents pay $51 dollars more than the national average. Electricity rates across the Northeast are higher than other areas of the country. All six New England states and New York rank in the top-ten.

In light of recent electrical bill spikes seen by some Eversource Energy customers, the Record-Journal examined some of the factors that experts say result in the high cost of electricity in Connecticut and the Northeast. Click here for full article