I got my Summer Saver reward. It was a $13.39 credit to my CL&P bill, which by my calculations amounts to about 21 percent, but it’s possible that I’ve calculated it incorrectly since there was no explanation on my bill as to how much energy I saved over the three months of the program (July, August, September).
The conservation efforts I underwent over the summer in order to secure this credit were not worth the meager return of $13.39. The real value was forming better energy conservation habits that I still carry out today. Plus there is the unknown savings of how much more I might have been billed had I not been conserving.
All that said, I still think CL&P is ripping us off. If they have their way, we who conserve will be paying the same (or more!) for less energy consumed.