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Public Power

Headquartered in Connecticut, Public Power is one of the largest licensed electricity and gas suppliers in the U.S., providing service to more than 200,000 residential and commercial clients across seven states.

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Rate Plans

There are a number of rate plans to choose from with Public Power. Fixed rate plans are generally a better deal.

Plan type Contract Length Details Early Cancellation Fee
Fixed Rate 12 or 24 months
  • Rate is fixed for entire contract length
  • May terminate without a fee up to 3 days into agreement
  • 45 days notice is given before end of term
  • Plan automatically becomes variable or fixed rate at end of term
Variable Rate None
  • Rate changes each month
  • Month to month plan
No cancellation fee
Index Rate None
  • Rate may change but is calculated using the same formula each month
No cancellation fee

Electricity rates are charged per kilowatt-hour, while natural gas rates are based on therms or cubic feet.


Public Power has mixed reviews. Most negative critiques center around variable price plans.

Positive Experiences Negative Experiences
  • Great savings with fixed rate plans
  • Helpful Customer Service
  • Variable rates subject to inflation
  • Misleading enrollment practices

Service Area

Public Power serves electricity consumers in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. It also delivers natural gas to New Jersey and New York customers.


After switching to Public Power you will receive just one monthly bill from your local utility.


Fidelty Offers

Rewards for being a continued customer include discount cards to local restaurants, and bill credits of up to $50 off your electricity bill.


Public Power offers $20 visa prepaid cards for each new customer you refer who enrolls in electricity service. There is a $500 ceiling on referral rewards.

Company Information

With more than 200,000 customers, Public Power was founded in 2008. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, it is one of the largest alternative suppliers in the United States. Public Power is a subsidiary of Crius Energy, which provides energy to nearly 600,000 consumers in total.

In 2014, Crius Energy purchased HOP Energy. Electricity customers from HOP Energy automatically shifted over to Public Power service on July 22, 2014.

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