Supply Rate Board helps manage energy expense

Published on Monday, 16 October 2017 22:10
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN-As temperatures drop, Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority reminds residents and business owners to use the state’s official Generation Supply Rate Board to help manage energy expenses and save money.

The Rate Board, which can be found on, compares rates from more than 20 licensed suppliers to help people find a plan that suits their needs. It also calculates estimated monthly cost and savings, displays rates, and explains offer terms and fees.

“We are constantly evaluating solutions to help Connecticut customers manage energy expenses and consumption,” said PURA Chairwoman Katie Dykes.

“Changing suppliers is one solution for reducing energy expenses in the short term, while being more energy efficient is a great long-term solution. We encourage homeowners, renters and businesses to visit to learn more about electric energy suppliers, as well as Home Energy Solutions and Small Business Energy Advantage energy-saving programs.”

The Home Energy Solutions (HES) program is an in-home energy improvement service. For $149, an authorized contractor will make on-the-spot improvements at a person’s home.

LED lighting, rebates, Wi-Fi thermostats, heating and cooling equipment and Energy Star appliances are available as part of the service. Income-eligible residents may qualify for free services.

The Small Business Energy Advantage (SBEA) program provides small business owners with a no-cost energy audit.

Once again, an authorized contractor will visit the site and do an assessment of lighting, HVAC and refrigeration systems.

They will also provide a comprehensive energy-saving proposal detailing measures to make the business more energy efficient and projected savings.

To learn more about the Generation Supply Rate Board and other Energize Connecticut programs visit or call Connecticut’s toll-free energy information line at 877-WISE USE (877-947-3873) during business hours.

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Manufacturing on Monday, 16 October 2017 22:10. Updated: Monday, 16 October 2017 22:13.