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Connecticut Electricity Provider - Deregulation

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources was licensed in Connecticut by the Department of Public Utility Control as a competitive electricity supplier in March of 2007. Currently, we provide electricity service to commercial and industrial customers in Connecticut including businesses residing in the following service territories:

  • Connecticut Light and Power Company
  • The United Illuminating Company
View our service areas in Connecticut
Deregulation in Connecticut
On January 1, 2000, generation was opened and customers were automatically placed on Standard Offer, which was 10 percent less than the prices from 1996. The Standard Offer rate did not encourage customers to switch to a retail electricity provider.

In 2003, the Transitional Standard Offer (TSO) was designed to ensure stable rates, encourage the development of renewable energy and continue an orderly transition to a competitive marketplace. The TSO rate expired January 1, 2007.

Customers can solicit competitive electricity suppliers, such as GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, for market-priced generation service. The other components of electric service (transmission and distribution) have not been opened to competition and will continue to be provided by the traditional electric companies.

What happens when a Connecticut buyer chooses a new commercial electricity supplier?

  • The new supplier notifies the old supplier and utility that you have changed suppliers.
  • The new supplier transmits utility account information to the utility in order to enroll you as a customer.
  • The utility confirms, by letter to you, of your new supplier selection and the date your new service begins.
  • The actual change of supplier occurs on the meter reading date following a successful enrollment.

For more on the history, structure and future of Connecticut’s deregulated electricity market, visit the Department of Public Utility Control


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