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Fairfield County, Connecticut Electricity Overview

Fairfield County produces 361,528.12 megawatt hours of electricity from renewable fuel sources. This ranks Fairfield County 1st in the state out of 8 counties for total renewable electricity generation.

Eversource Energy is the largest electricity company in Fairfield County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Fairfield County ranks 8th out of 8 counties in Connecticut for solar electricity generation per capita, averaging 0 megawatt hours generated per person.

Fairfield County had a 17.99% increase over the last year in the usage of renewable fuel types for electricity production.

Fairfield County citizens experience outages averaging 82.76 minutes per incident, with approximately 0.82 outages each year.

Fairfield County uses 8.16% more electricity than it produces.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    7,367,073 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    7.69 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    6,811,212 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    361,528 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    6,449,684 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.11 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,141,968,977 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,281.71 kg

Bridgeport, CT Electricity Overview

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Residents of Bridgeport are charged an average residential electricity price of 24.95 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 10.87% higher than Connecticut's average price of 22.50 cents. This ranks the city 87th out of 219 cities in Connecticut for best average electricity rate. Residents in the city have an average monthly residential power bill of $168.84. This is 5.22% above the Connecticut average of $160.47. About -0.03 megawatt hours per citizen are produced in the city from coal, which ranks them 1st out of 219 cities in Connecticut.

On average, Bridgeport residents emit 3,450.88 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity usage, which makes it the 4th worst polluting city out of 219 cities in Connecticut based on emissions per capita. Total emissions in the city are 512,986,591.73 kilograms, which is the 2nd highest total amount of pollution for any city in the state. Electricity generating plants in the city primarily use Natural Gas, which makes up 6,045,205.73 megawatt hours (or 92.83%) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the city. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste make up the next highest amounts of fuel used at 3.97% and 3.25% of total electricity production, respectively. Bridgeport has 6 electricity producing plants, which is the 2nd most for a city in Connecticut.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bridgeport

Bridgeport residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.270/kWh$0.200/kWh$219.65/mo.$105.45/mo.
88th21.17¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bridgeport
83rd$139.34Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bridgeport Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bridgeport, Connecticut

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyENERGY9.9371.26210,39820,899,000
Atlantic EnergyENERGY
Choice EnergyENERGY14.5252.0210,1671,476,300
Clearview ElectricENERGY8.8171.12250,78222,083,200
Direct EnergyENERGY9.2469.62282,43226,102,400

Zips with electric coverage in Bridgeport, Connecticut include: 06606, 06611, 06604, 06605, 06610, 06608, 06607

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Stamford, CT Electricity Overview

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Residents of Stamford are charged an average residential electricity price of 24.49 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.82% higher than Connecticut's average price of 22.50 cents. This ranks the city 51st out of 219 cities in Connecticut for best average electricity rate. With an estimated 8,251 total residential customers, Eversource Energy is the largest provider in the city. The national average monthly residential electric bill is $123.86, while the Stamford average is 40.51% more at $174.05 per month.

Stamford residents average 2,047.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. This results in a total emissions amount of 277,413,570.94 kilograms. The electricity consumed in Stamford has to be imported from neighboring cities or rural areas, since there are no power production plants in the city.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Stamford

Stamford residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.277/kWh$0.181/kWh$221.16/mo.$105.78/mo.
51st19.17¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Stamford
54th$138.08Average residential monthly electricity bill for Stamford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Stamford, Connecticut

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyENERGY9.9371.26210,39820,899,000
Atlantic EnergyENERGY
Choice EnergyENERGY14.5252.0210,1671,476,300
Clearview ElectricENERGY8.8171.12250,78222,083,200
Direct EnergyENERGY9.2469.62282,43226,102,400

Zips with electric coverage in Stamford, Connecticut include: 06902, 06905, 06831, 06903, 06906, 06907, 06901

Norwalk, CT Electricity Overview

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Residents of Norwalk are charged an average residential electricity price of 24.49 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.83% higher than Connecticut's average price of 22.50 cents. This ranks the city 54th out of 219 cities in Connecticut for best average electricity rate. The average residential power bill for a resident in the city is $174 per month, while the state average is $160.47. The city has seen a 27.31% drop in non-renewable fuel type use in their power plants.

Norwalk residents average 2,098.53 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person from electricity consumption. A total of 191,352,449.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city. This is enough to rank 7th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Norwalk, with 99.65% of electricity production coming from the fuel. Norwalk is home to 2 electricity generation plants, which is the 8th highest for a city in Connecticut.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Norwalk

Norwalk residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.277/kWh$0.181/kWh$221.16/mo.$105.78/mo.
55th19.18¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Norwalk
3rd$137.87Average residential monthly electricity bill for Norwalk Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Norwalk, Connecticut

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Ambit EnergyENERGY9.9371.26210,39820,899,000
Atlantic EnergyENERGY
Choice EnergyENERGY14.5252.0210,1671,476,300
Clearview ElectricENERGY8.8171.12250,78222,083,200
Direct EnergyENERGY9.2469.62282,43226,102,400

Zips with electric coverage in Norwalk, Connecticut include: 06854, 06880, 06851, 06840, 06850, 06855, 06853, 06856

Electricity Production in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Power Plants in Fairfield County, Connecticut

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Bridgeport StationPSEG (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 3,521,1841,250,954,816.86355.27
Bridgeport Energy ProjectEmera (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 2,386,480913,698,399.88382.86
Wheelabrator BridgeportWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 469,918695,263,389.61,479.54
StevensonFirstLight Hydro Generating Company (100.00%)
Fairfield County CT Conventional Hydroelectric 116,552
Bridgeport Fuel Cell, LLCBridgeport Fuel Cell, LLC (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 102,77547,358,968.3460.8
Sikorsky Aircraft CHPSikorsky Aircraft Corporation (100.00%)
Stratford CDP CT Natural Gas 71,52143,882,087.63613.56
Derby HydroMcCallum Enterprises I LP (100.00%)
Shelton CT Conventional Hydroelectric 31,545
Danbury Hospital Cogen PlantDanbury Hospital (100.00%)
Danbury CT Natural Gas 29,1877,402,029.18253.61
UI RCP Bridgeport SeasideUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 22,739.739,063,709.2398.58
Fairfield University CHP PlantFairfield University (100.00%)
Fairfield County CT Natural Gas 22,1478,229,446.82371.58
Norwalk Hospital PlantNorwalk Hospital (100.00%)
Norwalk CT Natural Gas 14,6418,499,575.28580.53
Digital FairfieldWells Fargo Equipment Finance Inc (100.00%)
Trumbull CDP CT Natural Gas 13,2335,380,443.18406.59
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 9,2374,267,615.8462.01
Norden 1-3Third Taxing District of Norwalk (100.00%)
Norwalk CT Distillate Fuel Oil 5237,782.33726.58

Fairfield County, Connecticut Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

On average, Fairfield County residents emit 3,281.71 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity usage, which makes it the highest polluting county out of 8 counties in the state. Total emissions in the county are 3,141,968,976.81 kilograms, which is the worst total amount of pollution for any county in the state. The primary fuel used in Fairfield County is Natural Gas, making up 90.97% of the fuel used in the county for electricity generation. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 258,457.88 megawatt hours (3.79%) and 211,460.12 megawatt hours (3.10%), respectively. Fairfield County has 14 power plants, which is 3rd highest in Connecticut.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
90.97%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
3.79%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
3.10%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
2.17%
SOLAR
Solar
0.03%
OTHER
Other
-0.07%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Fairfield County include Eversource Energy, United Illuminating, and South Norwalk Electric and Water Connecticut has favorable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

The county has 3 electricity providers who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these 3 providers is 2.65%. The United States average is 2.76%, resulting in Fairfield County receiving a rank of 302nd best in the United States for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Fairfield County:

  • Bridgeport, Connecticut:
    • Public Power LLC: 4.01%
    • Liberty Power: 4.01%
    • Major Energy Electric Services: 4.01%
    • Town Square Energy: 4.01%
    • United Illuminating: 3.98%
    • Texas Retail Energy: 4.01%
    • Residents Energy: 4.01%
    • Spark Energy: 4.01%
    • XOOM Energy: 4.01%
    • Eversource Energy: 3.93%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 3.93%
    • North American Power: 4.01%
    • First Point Power: 4.01%
    • ENGIE: 4.01%
    • Freedom Energy: 4.01%
    • Everyday Energy: 4.01%
    • Eligo Energy: 4.01%
    • Energy Services Providers: 4.01%
    • Ambit Energy: 4.01%
    • Choice Energy: 4.01%
    • Starion Energy: 4.01%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 4.01%
    • Direct Energy: 4.01%
    • Clearview Electric: 4.01%
    • Atlantic Energy: 3.93%
  • Danbury, Connecticut:
    • Residents Energy: 4.17%
    • Liberty Power: 4.17%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 4.16%
    • North American Power: 4.17%
    • Town Square Energy: 4.17%
    • Texas Retail Energy: 4.17%
    • Choice Energy: 4.17%
    • Atlantic Energy: 4.17%
    • Clearview Electric: 4.17%
    • Direct Energy: 4.17%
    • Ambit Energy: 4.17%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 4.17%
    • Starion Energy: 4.17%
    • Spark Energy: 4.17%
    • Eversource Energy: 4.17%
    • XOOM Energy: 4.17%
    • Public Power LLC: 4.17%
    • Freedom Energy: 4.17%
    • ENGIE: 4.17%
    • First Point Power: 4.17%
    • Everyday Energy: 4.17%
    • Energy Services Providers: 4.17%
    • Eligo Energy: 4.17%
    • Major Energy Electric Services: 4.17%
  • Newtown, Connecticut:
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 4.17%
    • North American Power: 4.17%
    • Liberty Power: 4.17%
    • Clearview Electric: 4.17%
    • Direct Energy: 4.17%
    • Ambit Energy: 4.17%
    • Atlantic Energy: 4.17%
    • Starion Energy: 4.17%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 4.17%
    • Choice Energy: 4.17%
    • Town Square Energy: 4.17%
    • Texas Retail Energy: 4.17%
    • Public Power LLC: 4.17%
    • Eligo Energy: 4.17%
    • Energy Services Providers: 4.17%
    • XOOM Energy: 4.17%
    • Eversource Energy: 4.17%
    • Major Energy Electric Services: 4.17%
    • Spark Energy: 4.17%
    • Freedom Energy: 4.17%
    • ENGIE: 4.17%
    • First Point Power: 4.17%
    • Everyday Energy: 4.17%
    • Residents Energy: 4.17%
  • Norwalk, Connecticut:
    • Town Square Energy: 4.17%
    • Major Energy Electric Services: 4.17%
    • Residents Energy: 4.17%
    • Clearview Electric: 4.17%
    • Choice Energy: 4.17%
    • South Norwalk Electric and Water: 0.23%
    • Atlantic Energy: 4.17%
    • Direct Energy: 4.17%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 4.17%
    • Starion Energy: 4.17%
    • Ambit Energy: 4.17%
    • Spark Energy: 4.17%
    • Eversource Energy: 4.17%
    • XOOM Energy: 4.17%
    • Eligo Energy: 4.17%
    • ENGIE: 4.17%
    • Energy Services Providers: 4.17%
    • Texas Retail Energy: 4.17%
    • Public Power LLC: 4.17%
    • North American Power: 4.17%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 3.89%
    • First Point Power: 4.17%
    • Everyday Energy: 4.17%
    • Freedom Energy: 4.17%
    • Liberty Power: 4.17%
  • Shelton, Connecticut:
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 4.00%
    • North American Power: 4.00%
    • Texas Retail Energy: 4.00%
    • Clearview Electric: 4.00%
    • Direct Energy: 4.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 4.00%
    • Atlantic Energy: 4.00%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 4.00%
    • Starion Energy: 4.00%
    • Choice Energy: 4.00%
    • United Illuminating: 4.00%
    • Town Square Energy: 4.00%
    • Liberty Power: 4.00%
    • Public Power LLC: 4.00%
    • Freedom Energy: 4.00%
    • First Point Power: 4.00%
    • Everyday Energy: 4.00%
    • ENGIE: 4.00%
    • Eversource Energy: 4.00%
    • XOOM Energy: 4.00%
    • Major Energy Electric Services: 4.00%
    • Eligo Energy: 4.00%
    • Energy Services Providers: 4.00%
    • Spark Energy: 4.00%
    • Residents Energy: 4.00%
  • Stamford, Connecticut:
    • Residents Energy: 4.17%
    • Public Power LLC: 4.17%
    • Town Square Energy: 4.17%
    • Liberty Power: 4.17%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 4.11%
    • North American Power: 4.17%
    • Ambit Energy: 4.17%
    • Atlantic Energy: 4.17%
    • Starion Energy: 4.17%
    • Strategic Energy LLC: 4.17%
    • Direct Energy: 4.17%
    • Clearview Electric: 4.17%
    • Choice Energy: 4.17%
    • Spark Energy: 4.17%
    • Major Energy Electric Services: 4.17%
    • Eversource Energy: 4.17%
    • XOOM Energy: 4.17%
    • Texas Retail Energy: 4.17%
    • Eligo Energy: 4.17%
    • Energy Services Providers: 4.17%
    • ENGIE: 4.17%
    • Everyday Energy: 4.17%
    • First Point Power: 4.17%
    • Freedom Energy: 4.17%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest provider in Fairfield County, Connecticut?

By total customer count, Eversource Energy is the largest electricity company in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

How many electric companies offer service in Fairfield County, Connecticut?

Fairfield County, Connecticut is home to 25 electricity suppliers serving consumers in the area.

How many power plants are within Fairfield County, Connecticut?

There are 14 active electricity plants in Fairfield County, Connecticut

What electricity companies offer service in Fairfield County, Connecticut?

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-09-24