Connecticut Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz is warning consumers who are either considering purchasing electricity from third-party providers or do so all ready to remain vigilant in reviewing their bills.

Katz said data provided to the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority showed that more than three-quarters of customers of both Eversource Energy and The United Illuminating Co. paid more than the standard service rate in August if they used a third-party supplier.

The standard service offer is the generation option for residential customers who do not choose their own third-party supplier.

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