Electricity In Connecticut
- Total Consumption27,626,884 MWh / 7.75 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption7,403,182,162 kg
- Total Production43,144,700 MWh / 12.1 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 2022 is 21.82 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 60.29% above the United States average rate of 13.62 cents. Connecticut is the 47th 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. Connecticut has achieved a 6.02% increase in the use of renewable fuels for electricity generation during the previous year. Collectively, residents in the state use a grand total of over 27,600,000 megawatt hours to meet their electricity needs. This is the 37th highest quantity for total electricity consumption in the US. The state generates over 43,100,000 megawatt hours from its power plants, which is the 33rd largest total generation for a state in the country. Eversource Energy has 1,033,541 residential customers, which is more than any other vendor in the state .
Residential Electricity Providers in Connecticut
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|Town Square Energy||ENERGY||8.66||68.49||404,080||34,990,300|
|Norwich Public Utilities||BUNDLED||19.80||118.22||129,505||25,638,000||4,504|
|South Norwalk Electric and Water||BUNDLED||16.61||110.25||44,117||7,328,167.67|
|Norwalk Third Taxing District||BUNDLED||16.11||117.38||26,509.37||4,270,881.75|
Power Plants in Connecticut
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Lake Road Generating PlantDynegy Energy Services (100.00%)
|Windham County||Natural Gas||5,551,209||2,174,137,108.08||391.65|
CPV Towantic Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
|New Haven County||Natural Gas||5,502,358.01||1,926,937,598.71||350.2|
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||461,924||693,660,629.9||1,501.68|
MiddletownMiddletown Power LLC (100.00%)
Plainfield Renewable Energy LLCPlainfield Renewable Energy, LLC (100.00%)
|Plainfield Village CDP||Wood/Wood Waste Solids||292,235||326,263,602||1,116.44|
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 329,353.44 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 41,720,531.13 megawatt hours of electricity generated by non-renewable energy puts Connecticut at 27th worst in the US in non-renewable energy generation.
The average monthly residential electricity bill in Connecticut totals $156.04. In contrast, the national average bill is $121.91, or 27.99% higher than the Connecticut average bill.
Wind generates 13,400 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.
The state of Connecticut saw a 0.21% population decline over the previous 12 months.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|New Haven County||854,757||10||18||22.45||$159.12/mo|
|New London County||265,206||10||36||21.10||$154.33/mo|
The state of Connecticut’s top fuel type consumed for electricity generation is Natural Gas. They produce 23,838,944.76 megawatt hours, or 55.25% of the total production in the state, from this fuel source. Taken together with Nuclear (39.32%) and Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste (1.32%), these three fuel sources make up 95.89% electricity generation in the state. Electricity use in the state has byproducts of 7,403,182,161.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 40th most of any state in the United States. This total also equals a ranking of 46th worst in the country for emissions per resident from electricity consumption. Connecticut has 133 power generation plants within its borders. This is the 27th highest number of plants within a state and the 23rd highest number of plants per citizen in the United States.
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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 55.25% 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 39.32% and 1.32% of total generation respectively.
How much does electricity cost in Connecticut?
The average price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Connecticut in 2022 is 21.82 cents.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Connecticut?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|3||Norwalk Third Taxing District||16.11||3,928|
|4||South Norwalk Electric and Water||16.61||6,843|
|5||Jewett City Electric||18.39||2,244|
|6||Bozrah Light and Power||18.85||2,807|
|7||Norwich Public Utilities||19.80||20,564|
What electricity companies are in Connecticut?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|4||Norwich Public Utilities||20,564|
|6||South Norwalk Electric and Water||6,843|
|7||Norwalk Third Taxing District||3,928|
|8||Bozrah Light and Power||2,807|
|9||Jewett City Electric||2,244|
How many electric companies offer service in Connecticut?
There are 12 electricity suppliers operating in Connecticut.
How many power plants are located within Connecticut?
There are 133 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 2022, Connecticut has an average electric bill of $156, while the countrywide average is $122.