How do I purchase green energy?

By signing up with an alternative energy provider at, you can purchase 20%, 50% or 100% of your energy from renewable resources such as hydro, solar and wind, but do your homework and beware of “teaser rates” that are too good to be true.  The beauty of electricity choice in CT is that you will still get only one bill from CL&P for transmission and delivery charges, with your new electricity generator itemized on the same bill.

The Town of Windsor participates in a green energy program sponsored by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.  For every 100 households that sign up to purchase renewable energy through the program (not directly from an alternative supplier), Windsor will receive free solar energy components worth $10,000, which can be used as separate systems or combined to create a single expandable system.  It only costs a few dollars extra a month for the average home.  Signing up is simple:  just follow this link.  The money you save from signing up with a cheaper energy supplier can more than offset the cost of participating in this program.  Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too!