Discover Connecticut electricity plans 

Looking for an easier approach to home energy? We’ve got you covered. Direct Energy is a retail electricity supplier in Connecticut focused on empowering you with more choices and simplicity. Check out plans available in your area, and let us guide you toward the smartest fit.

Switching to Direct Energy is fast and easy 


All you need is a recent utility bill for quick access to your account number. There are no fees to enroll with us and your service won’t be interrupted. 



Create an account with your local utility

Unless you're new in town, you should already have an account. If not, set one up so you’ll have a utility account number on hand. 


Have your utility bill ready

It’s where you’ll find your utility account number, which you’ll need to enroll with Direct Energy. If you're moving and haven't received a bill yet, contact your utility.


Shop for your perfect plan

We can point you toward a plan that fits your needs. Then, you’ll provide a few details, submit your enrollment and we’ll contact your local utility to handle the rest. 

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Energizing Connecticut customers 

How do you know if you’re getting the most out of your energy service? It starts with choosing an electricity plan that fits your unique needs. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t sweat. We’ll guide you toward the smartest choice for your home, whether in Hartford, New Haven or beyond. Enter your ZIP code above to get started.

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Exclusive Vivint savings 


Protect your whole home and your peace of mind with smart home security and automation solutions from Vivint. Eligible Direct Energy customers can enjoy exclusive savings on a new Vivint system. 

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Home protection plans 


Sooner or later, we all deal with common household repairs. From plumbing to appliances, we make it easy to prepare for the unexpected with home protection plans from NRG Protects. 

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Give $50. Get $50. Repeat. 

For every friend you refer who becomes a Direct Energy customer, you’ll both get a Direct Energy $50 Visa® Prepaid Card. There’s no limit to how many times you can refer and earn! 

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Better control over your usage 


Our simple online tools will help you monitor how much energy you use. With better insight into your usage, you can make smarter choices about managing it efficiently.

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Why Direct Energy?

With Direct Energy, you’ll get a straightforward approach to energy and home services. Through every step of your journey, we’re here with energy choices that put you in control.

Something for everyone

Choose from a variety of energy plans to find one that fits your needs. Not sure what you’re looking for? We’ll point you in the right direction.

Simple and direct

Count on us for straightforward energy plans and transparent pricing to make your energy experience a simple one.

A helping hand

We’re here for you during enrollment and throughout every step of your energy journey. Chat with us online or by phone to get the support you need.

Energy and beyond

Energy is just the beginning. Discover protection plans that cover common home repairs. Plus, get deals on home security and automation.

The big deal about energy choice

In Connecticut, you get to choose which company supplies your electricity. And that has its perks! Let’s explore more on energy choice. 


Energy deregulation explained

In the old days, Connecticut customers had little or no say in who powered their homes. People relied on a single utility company for electricity. Then, energy deregulation, or energy choice, changed the game.

It puts the power in your hands by giving you the ability to choose your electricity provider. Now, you aren’t stuck with limited options. You have the freedom to shop for the plans and rates that best fit your needs. 

Energy choice has powerful benefits

Thanks to energy choice, retail energy companies (like us) compete for your business. A little healthy competition means you get to enjoy some great benefits! 

  • More plan options
  • Opportunity to shop for competitive rates
  • Extra products and services
  • A personalized energy experience

Here’s how energy choice works in Connecticut

1. Producers

They generate electricity and natural gas and sell it to suppliers.

2. Suppliers

Suppliers like Direct Energy purchase energy to meet your needs and give you options your utility doesn't.

3. You

You get to choose your energy supplier and a plan that makes the most sense for you. 

4. Delivery

Your local utility company continues to deliver energy to your home and handle your bill. Direct Energy will be listed on your bill as your supplier.

Utilities in Connecticut

After switching to Direct Energy, your local utility company still manages the flow of energy to your home and handles billing.

Here are the major players in Connecticut:

Connecticut Light & Power (Eversource)

United Illuminating Company

What kind of energy plan is right for you? 

When you’re shopping for electricity plans in Connecticut, energy choice means you’ll have lots of options to choose from. We have a little something for everyone, so it’s easy to find what you need. Here are a few plan types you might encounter: 

Fixed-rate plans


With a fixed-rate plan, you’ll pay the same rate every month for the duration of your contract, even if prices increase. That means more predictable monthly bills, no surprise rate changes, and long-term price stability.

Renewable energy plans


Doing good for the planet can be as simple as choosing a renewable energy plan, where electricity is generated from renewable sources like wind and solar. If renewable energy plans are available in your area, you can use them to support renewable energy innovation, contributing to a cleaner and greener future for all.

Variable-rate plans


Craving more flexibility? With a variable-rate plan, the price you pay for electricity can go up or down from month to month. 

Plans with extras


Sometimes, you may come across an energy plan offering a little something extra. Be on the lookout for plans with special perks like an Amazon Prime membership — on us!

Connecticut has good energy 

Connecticut holds a special place in our heart. With just over 3.5 million residents, it’s a small state with huge historical impact that helped power the way forward for our country and culture as we know it today. 

A home for founding ideas 

  • Connecticut is known as the Constitution State because it was one of the first states to adopt its own constitution in 1638-1639. It went on to serve as a model for the United States Constitution.
  • Connecticut is also sometimes called the Nutmeg State based on a story that early settlers were so resourceful that they made and sold wooden nutmegs. Most believe it’s a myth, but the nickname stuck anyway.
  • The world's first telephone book was issued in New Haven in 1878. It contained only 50 names.
  • The name “Connecticut” was inspired by the river snaking right through the middle of the state. The Native American word quinatucquet translates roughly to “beside the long tidal river.”
  • Lots of famous faces called Connecticut home, including Nathan Hale, a spy during the American Revolution; Benedict Arnold, the Revolutionary War general and infamous turncoat; icon of the silver screen Katharine Hepburn; and renowned authors Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain.

A great place for business

  • PEZ, the popular candy known for its colorful dispensers, was invented in Connecticut in 1927. The PEZ Candy Company is headquartered in Orange.
  • Remember Pepperidge Farm? It’s known for its distinctive goldfish crackers and cookies and was founded in 1937 in Norwalk. The company's headquarters are still there today.
  • Lumber, firewood and maple syrup are booming industries in Connecticut. It’s no wonder—nearly 60% of the state is covered by forests!

Frequently asked questions

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It depends on your utility's timeframe to process requests to switch, but it usually takes up to 1-2 billing cycles.

We don’t charge enrollment fees. However, some utilities and suppliers may charge a switching fee when you sign up with a new supplier. Check with them for more information. 

Give us a call, email us or chat with us online through our website. We’re always happy to help. Check out our Contact Us page for detailed contact information. 

Direct Energy and your utility work together to provide services for your specific area. Direct Energy is a competitive electricity supplier. You can shop for your own energy plans with suppliers like us to find the right rate and plan for you.

Your local utility is responsible for delivering electricity to your home and reading your electricity meter. They are also responsible for sending your electricity bills. In some areas, your utility may also compete in the market, selling its own rates and plans to customers.  

In the event of a power outage, contact your local utility company. Their contact information is typically found on your electricity bill.

Yes! In select markets, customers can choose renewable energy plans that empower them to support environmentally friendly energy sources like wind or solar.

Opting for a renewable energy plan helps reduce carbon emissions and supports the development of sustainable energy sources, contributing to a cleaner and greener future.

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