How to understand Your Eversource Bill

How many areas does Eversource serve?

Eversource provides electricity service for over 149 towns and natural gas service for 71 towns in Connecticut. For Eversource customers, understanding your bills is crucial. You need to ensure you know what you're paying for, and when it has to be paid.

What is the most important information on my Eversource electricity bill?

At the top of your Eversource bill, you'll see basic information printed for you. This includes your name and address, as well as the date of your bill. You'll also see one of the most important details of all, the due date of your bill. This is the date by which you have to make your full payment. The amount due will be present next to this date, right at the top of the page.

1. Your Customer Name Key, your Account Number, and your Service Reference Number. You'll need these items when you switch service

2. Contact Information for Eversource

3. Your residential generation charges

4. Your Electricity Service Charges

5. Your Meter Reading

6. Your Address

Eversource Sample CT Bill

Can I lower my Eversource bill costs?

Fortunately, it's easy to find a better electricity price.
  1. Find your most recent Eversource bill, because you'll need some account information in order to swtich suppliers
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How do I contact Eversource?

Down the left-hand side of the page you'll find contact information should you need to get in touch with Eversource. If you have inquiries about electric rates in CT or any strange charges, use this info to contact customer service. There is also information on your supplier, as well as comparison charts for your previous bills.

What is the 'Account Summary' section of my bill?

Before your bill is broken down, you'll see an Account Summary section. This gives you details of your account and tells you of any money you owe or are owed. It is also where you find the amount you're being charged for your electricity usage. You'll be shown a meter reading taken by Eversource for the current period. It's broken down to show you the exact amount of electricity you used, and how much it costs you. If they were unable to take a reading, then they'll make an estimation of your usage using previous bills. If you're unhappy with the estimated reading, you can take action. Read the meter yourself, and call the customer service hotline. Supply Eversource with the correct readings and they'll send you a revised bill.

Then, you move onto all the additional charges you have to pay. There are numerous charges, and here is some information to help you understand them all:

What are "Transmission Charges"?

You're charged a fee for the delivery of electricity from the generation company to Eversource. This transmission is done over high-voltage power lines.

What do "Distribution Charges" mean on my Eversource bill?

Eversource will charge you for the distribution of electricity. This involves electricity being sent to properties over wires and poles. Think of this as a delivery charge, like paying a shipping company for delivering a package.

What is the "Public Benefits Charge" on my bill?

This is a combined charge that gets used to fund public benefits programs in the area. A percentage of CT energy rates are used to help improve the community. This includes charges for Conservation and Load Management, Renewable Energy Investment, and System Benefits.

All of these charges are added up to create a subtotal. This figure is then combined with the usage figure higher up the page. When added together, they make the total amount due. It's important that you understand how much your electricity bill actually costs. Some people make the mistake of only paying for their usage. The entirety of your bill has to be paid before the due date stated at the top of the page. Late payments may result in additional charges on your next bill.