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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.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Connecticut
Connecticut's Electricity Prices and Usage
The average residential 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.
Residential Electricity Providers in Connecticut
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Norwich Public Utilities||19.89||113.66||122,766||24,416,100||4,508||162,705,023.63|
|South Norwalk Electric and Water||15.33||93.25||41,191||6,315,700||24,101,262.18|
|Norwalk Third Taxing District||16.70||124.12||26,609||4,443,000||16,386,995.6|
|Bozrah Light and Power||18.34||142.92||22,504||4,126,400||58,145,716|
|Jewett City Electric||17.84||108.23||13,960||2,489,800||6,201,654.55|
Power Plants in Connecticut
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
CPV Towantic Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
|New Haven County||Natural Gas||5,526,781.01||1,931,284,592.27||349.44||Yes|
Lake Road Generating PlantDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
|Windham County||Natural Gas||5,459,825||2,140,195,421.98||391.99|
Bridgeport StationPSEG (100.00%)
Milford Power ProjectDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
Bridgeport Energy ProjectEmera (100.00%)
Kleen Energy Systems ProjectAres Management (19.00%)
Wheelabrator BridgeportWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
|Bridgeport||Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste||473,349||703,556,634.8||1,486.34|
MiddletownMiddletown Power LLC (100.00%)
CT Resource Rec Authority FacilityMaterials Innovation Recycling Authority (100.00%)
|Hartford||Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste||257,505||545,069,369.52||2,116.73|
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||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|New Haven County||854,757||8||15||17.48||$117.57/mo|
|New London County||265,206||8||34||17.22||$118.81/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. Electricity use in the state has byproducts of 7,535,185,592.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 41st most of any state in the United States. This total also equals a ranking of 48th worst in the country for emissions per resident from electricity consumption. Connecticut has 115 power generation plants within its borders. This is the 28th highest number of plants within a state and the 22nd highest number of plants per citizen in the United States.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Connecticut
Does Connecticut have a deregulated electricity market?
Connecticut has a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens in the state can often choose from an abundance of electricity providers for their electricity needs.
Where does Connecticut get its electricity?
Connecticut’s electricity is generated using mainly Natural Gas, which makes up 55.57% of the fuel used in the state. The second and third most used fuels are Nuclear and Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste, which make up 39.33% and 1.36% of total generation respectively.
How much does electricity cost in Connecticut?
The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Connecticut in 2021 is 22.13 cents.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Connecticut?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|3||South Norwalk Electric and Water||15.33||6,973|
|5||Norwalk Third Taxing District||16.70||3,864|
|6||Jewett City Electric||17.84||2,213|
|7||Bozrah Light and Power||18.34||2,781|
|8||Norwich Public Utilities||19.89||20,456|
What electricity companies are in Connecticut?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|5||Norwich Public Utilities||20,456|
|7||South Norwalk Electric and Water||6,973|
|8||Norwalk Third Taxing District||3,864|
|9||Bozrah Light and Power||2,781|
|10||Jewett City Electric||2,213|
How many electric companies offer service in Connecticut?
There are 10 electricity suppliers operating in Connecticut.
How many power plants are located within Connecticut?
There are 115 power plants located in Connecticut
Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Connecticut?
By total customer count, Eversource Energy is the largest electricity provider in Connecticut.
What is the average electric bill in Connecticut?
In 2021, Connecticut has an average electric bill of $160, while the countrywide average is $120.