Electric and Gas Supplier Options

How to explore different rates

What is a competitive supplier or third-party supplier?

A competitive supplier is a company licensed to sell electric and gas supply products to consumers. Eversource customers have the option to choose a different supplier, so what does that mean?

Eversource bills are broken into two main charges:


The cost of bringing energy to your home or business and maintaining a safe and reliable system. If your home is in Eversource territory, we will always provide this service.


The cost of electricity or gas itself. Your supplier purchases energy from a pool of producers. That can be Eversource, or you have the option to pick a competitive supplier.

Your bill will still come from Eversource, but the amount you pay for your supply charge, as well as where the supply comes from, can be changed by choosing to purchase from a competitive supplier.

What to Know About Switching Suppliers

There's a lot to consider when switching suppliers, from the contract to the marketing tactics. Here's what to ask and what to avoid.

What to ask a potential supplier

  1. Is the chosen supplier licensed in my state?
  2. What is the length of the contract I'm entering?
  3. Will my rate of supply change over time, or stay the same?
  4. Are there early termination fees?
  5. What if I move or discontinue service in the region?
  6. Can I switch to a different supplier?

What to avoid

  1. Eversource does not call or solicit door-to-door on behalf of any competitive energy supplier. Customers are urged to always decline any door-to-door offers or requests to discuss energy rates from someone claiming to be an Eversource employee.
  2. Never provide personal or financial information to anyone, in person, on the phone, or online, without verifying their credentials even if the individual seems legitimate or knows basic account information.
  3. All Eversource employees carry company-issued identification, and any contractors working with us carry documentation explaining the nature and location of their work.

You can contact us to double check the legitimacy of any offer.

Don't dial a phone number provided by a solicitor and read more about avoiding scams.