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Electricity In Connecticut
- Total Consumption27,508,240 MWh / 7.72 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions7,535,185,593 kg
- Total Production42,442,764 MWh / 11.9 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Connecticut
Connecticut residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.
Energy Profile of Connecticut
Connecticut's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average electricity rate in Connecticut in 2021 is 22.13 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 66.04% above the United States average rate of 13.33 cents. Connecticut is the 50th best priced state in the US based on average electric rate. The state has a deregulated electricity market, meaning consumers may choose from many electricity providers rather than be forced to buy electricity from a single option based on their location. Renewable fuel usage for electricity production has decreased by 2.74% in the last year in Connecticut. The state produces 42,442,764.22 megawatt hours from its power generating plants, which is the 33rd highest total production for a state in the country. Producing 11.9 megawatt hours per person living in the state, Connecticut ranks as the 30th largest per capita producer of electricity in the nation. Consumers in the state deal with 0.39 electrical outages on average a year, with outages lasting about 31.11 minutes. The national averages for these data points are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes.
Electricity Providers in Connecticut
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Town Square Energy||9.16||70.26||348,050||31,870,900||103,379,992.62|
|Public Power LLC||10.29||82.07||272,740||28,067,200||109,487,691.01|
|North American Power||11.88||90.51||243,300||28,912,100||68,792,346.19|
Power Plants in Connecticut
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
MillstoneGreen Mountain Power (0.86%)Dominion Energy Nuclear Conn Inc (96.73%)Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (2.40%)
CPV Towantic Energy CenterCPV Towantic, LLC (100.00%)
Lake Road Generating PlantLake Road Generating Co LP (100.00%)
Bridgeport StationPSEG (100.00%)
Milford Power ProjectMilford Power Co LLC (100.00%)
Bridgeport Energy ProjectBridgeport Energy LLC (100.00%)
Kleen Energy Systems ProjectKleen Energy Systems, LLC (100.00%)
Wheelabrator BridgeportWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
|Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste||473,349||703,556,634.8||1,486.34|
MiddletownMiddletown Power LLC (100.00%)
Plainfield Renewable Energy LLCPlainfield Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
|Wood/Wood Waste Solids||269,188||296,784,091.4||1,102.52|
Connecticut ranks 28th in the United States for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 0.07 megawatt hours produced per person each year.
Connecticut's ability to produce 297,456.32 megawatts of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power sources, has given rise to its ranking of 40th highest hydroelectric energy producer in the nation.
The 41,152,836.67 megawatt hours of electricity generated by non-renewable energy puts Connecticut at 26th worst in the US in non-renewable energy generation.
Connecticut is the 29th largest state by population in the US, with 3,565,287 citizens calling the state home.
Wind generates 13,468 megawatt hours of electricity in Connecticut. This equals roughly 0 megawatt hours per person in Connecticut being produced from wind power, giving the state a rank of 41st highest in the United States in that category.
Eversource Energy is the largest electricity supplier in the state of Connecticut when calculated by megawatt hours sold.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Fairfield County||943,332||11 providers||19.55||$128.65/mo|
|Hartford County||891,720||21 providers||20.92||$147.88/mo|
|Litchfield County||180,333||20 providers||20.21||$137.92/mo|
|Middlesex County||162,436||12 providers||19.66||$136.20/mo|
|New Haven County||854,757||10 providers||19.61||$133.41/mo|
|New London County||265,206||12 providers||19.00||$132.52/mo|
|Tolland County||150,721||26 providers||20.41||$145.28/mo|
|Windham County||116,782||23 providers||1||19.73||$138.28/mo|
The state of Connecticut’s top fuel type consumed for electricity generation is Natural Gas. They produce 23,585,097.37 megawatt hours, or 55.57% of the total production in the state, from this fuel source. Taken together with Nuclear (39.33%) and Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (1.36%), these three fuel sources make up 96.27% electricity generation in the state. The state emits 2,113.49 kilograms of CO2 equivalent pollution per citizen in the state, which makes it the 48th highest polluting state in the country. Total emissions in the state equal 7,535,185,592.88 kilograms, which is the 41st worst total amount of emissions for any state. Connecticut has 131 power plants, which is 28th highest in the country and 23rd highest when counting plants per citizen.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Connecticut
What is a good electricity rate in Connecticut?
Anything below the Connecticut average of 22.13 cents per kilowatt hour would be a good rate. The rates in the state range from 9.16 cents to 26.91 cents per kilowatt hour, with Town Square Energy currently having the lowest rates.
Where does Connecticut get its electricity?
In addition, Nuclear accounts for 39.33% and Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste makes up 1.36%.
How much does electricity cost in Connecticut?
The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 22.13 cents in Connecticut in 2021.