Connecticut’s energy costs rank among the highest in the nation. For the first four months of 2013, electricity in Connecticut averaged 15.64 cents per kilowatt hour versus 9.70 cents per kilowatt hour nationally.
But new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show Connecticut’s energy costs during the first four months of the year declined slightly compared with the first four months of 2012, while the national average increased.
Notably, Connecticut was the only state in New England to see its average electric rates drop both in April and for the first four months of 2013, according to the EIA report.
State officials credit efforts at the government level and within the private sector to push for the development of more renewable sources of power generation.