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A Word About Our Electric Bills In Connecticut

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Someone removed my initial post on this (why would that happen?) but I’m alerting people because Eversource is planning on raising their electric rates per kWh double, yes that’s correct from 12 cents to 24 cents for Jan-June. You can check Energize Connecticut for other provider options. United Illuminating I’m not sure.
 

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The problem with the alternate sources is they lock you in for a lower winter rate, but you pay that rate in the summer also. National Grid and Eversource go up in the winter, and down in the summer.

If you are looking to switch, check your avg rate for the past two years, then ask other companies what their rate was for the same period.

It's like locking a rate for oil for a year. If prices go up, you win, down you lose.

I'm still happy with solar. Went online in January, and haven't paid for heat, AC, hot water, nor electricity.

My only problem now is keeping the 30# turkeys off my solar panels.
 

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It's the same in Mass. Huge rate increase approved for National Grid. I don't heat with electric, and few people do. Electric usage spikes in the summer with AC. My main gripe is that the push to renewables means Mass is hostile to gas pipelines. So about half of us heat with oil, and the gas that comes in has to be frozen and shipped, which itself produces a lot of CO2. Need to just embrace heating with gas so we can get rid of diesel, and work on more solar on roofs like Tom has.
 
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