Retail Unbundling - Connecticut


Status: The state has no unbundled service programs for residential customers.


Overview: No retail unbundling program is being actively considered at this time by either the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) or the state legislature. Industrial and commercial customers have been able to receive unbundled service from local distribution companies (LDCs) since April 1996. There are no minimum volume requirements for industrial or commercial customers that want this service. Multi-family customers (with six or more dwelling units supplied through one meter) are also eligible to purchase their gas directly from a marketer under an agreed-upon pricing arrangement.


EIA State Data: In 2003, Connecticut had 466,913 residential and 50,691 commercial customers. They consumed 46 and 39 billion cubic feet of natural gas, respectively. The average prices paid for natural gas purchased from LDCs by residential and commercial customers were $12.77 and $10.47 per thousand cubic feet, respectively.



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File last modified: 01/31/2005