The rising cost of electricity is affecting everyone. The “supply charge" part of an electricity bill, shown below in cents per kilowatt hour, has spiked for many ratepayers. Others have been more insulated. Rhode Island Energy has proposed an increase to 17.785 c/kWh that, if approved, would go into effect October 1, 2022. Vermont is the only New England state without a deregulated electricity market, so its rates cannot be compared side by side with neighboring states.