Fairfield County, Connecticut Electric Profile

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Releasing 3,281,964,540.75 kilograms of CO2 gases, Fairfield County has the 86th worst pollution level from electricity use out of 3220 counties in the US.

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Fairfield County produces 95.36% of their electricity from non-renewable fuel sources. This equates to 6.7 megawatt hours per citizen and ranks Fairfield County as the 501st highest county in the United States out of 3220 counties for non-renewable generation per capita each year.

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Fairfield County has seen a decrease of 1318.92% in coal use for the generation of electricity during the previous 12 months.

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Fairfield County's ability to provide 92,873 megawatts of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power sources, has given rise to its ranking of 290th highest hydroelectric energy producing county in the country out of 3220 counties.

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There was a 1.19% rise in the burning of non-renewable fuels during the course of the last year in Fairfield County.

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Fairfield County experienced a 6.30% increase in CO2 emissions per capita over the last year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    7,182,128 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    7.61 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    6,629,677 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    307,435 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    6,322,242 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.03 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    3,281,964,541 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,479.12 kg

Bridgeport, CT Electric Overview

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Bridgeport's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 21.95 cents per kilowatt hour. Thankfully, this is 0.39% less than Connecticut's average price of 22.04 cents. The city produces 3.74% of its electricity, or 237,463.67 megawatt hours, from coal usage, which makes the city 1st in Connecticut out of 143 cities. The city generated -256,945.22 less megawatt hours from coal in the previous 12 months compared to the year before.

Electricity consumption in Bridgeport creates 532,461,053 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 2nd most of any city in the state. The city also ranks 5th worst in the state in emissions per citizen, averaging 3,656.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions emissions per citizen. This is, perhaps, the more important of the two rankings. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Bridgeport, with 88.84% of electricity production coming from the fuel source. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Coal make up 4.07% and 3.74% of production, respectively. Bridgeport has 5 power producing plants, which is 5th most in Connecticut.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Bridgeport

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.256/kWh$0.199/kWh$219.66/mo.$105.47/mo.
34th19.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Bridgeport
1st$130.08Average residential monthly electricity bill for Bridgeport Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED21.50151.36No DataIcon representing missing value.8,030,4101,726,614,900
Norwalk Third Taxing DistrictBUNDLED16.11117.38No DataIcon representing missing value.26,509.374,270,881.75
South Norwalk Electric and WaterBUNDLED16.61110.25No DataIcon representing missing value.44,1177,328,167.67
United IlluminatingBUNDLED25.32141.33No DataIcon representing missing value.1,592,736403,201,942

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

Stamford, CT Electric Overview

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Stamford's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 21.95 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.38% less than the average Connecticut rate of 22.04 cents, a welcome state of affairs for citizens of the city. Producing 0.01 megawatt hours per capita living in the city, Stamford is the 35th highest generator per capita out of 143 cities in the state. The city is ranked 32nd in Connecticut in total electricity produced from electrical power plants within its borders, with 1,195 megawatt hours generated.

For every person in the city there are 2,033.34 kilograms of CO2 pollution. This ranks the city 25th worst in Connecticut out of 143 cities for emissions per capita. A total of 262,929,038.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. The city has the 10th most power plants of any city in Connecticut, with 2 total plants. This is the 35th most power plants per capita in the state. Stamford has roughly 100.00% of its electricity generated by Distillate Fuel Oil.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Stamford

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.256/kWh$0.199/kWh$219.66/mo.$105.47/mo.
42nd19.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Stamford
1st$130.08Average residential monthly electricity bill for Stamford Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Stamford, Connecticut

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED21.50151.36No DataIcon representing missing value.8,030,4101,726,614,900
Norwalk Third Taxing DistrictBUNDLED16.11117.38No DataIcon representing missing value.26,509.374,270,881.75
South Norwalk Electric and WaterBUNDLED16.61110.25No DataIcon representing missing value.44,1177,328,167.67
United IlluminatingBUNDLED25.32141.33No DataIcon representing missing value.1,592,736403,201,942

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

Norwalk, CT Electric Overview

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Norwalk has an average residential electricity rate of 21.95 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 0.39% less than the average state price of 22.04 cents and 63.22% higher than the national average of 13.45 cents. The largest provider in the city based on megawatt hours sold is Eversource Energy. Natural gas is one of the major fuel types used in the US, and Norwalk is in on the action. They produce 20,181 megawatt hours from natural gas as the fuel source. This amount ranks them as the 14th highest out of 143 cities in the state for totalnatural gas generation.

Norwalk emits 2,100.07 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 15th worst polluting city out of 143 cities in the state. At 2,100.07 kilograms per person and 88,599 citizens in the city, the city emits 186,064,448.14 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This is the 7th highest amount in Connecticut for total emissions from electricity use. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Norwalk, with 99.84% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. There are 2 electricity generation plants in Norwalk, which is the 10th highest number of plants in a city in the state and the 2378th highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Norwalk

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.256/kWh$0.199/kWh$219.66/mo.$105.47/mo.
34th19.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Norwalk
1st$130.08Average residential monthly electricity bill for Norwalk Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Norwalk, Connecticut

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED21.50151.36No DataIcon representing missing value.8,030,4101,726,614,900
Norwalk Third Taxing DistrictBUNDLED16.11117.38No DataIcon representing missing value.26,509.374,270,881.75
South Norwalk Electric and WaterBUNDLED16.61110.25No DataIcon representing missing value.44,1177,328,167.67
United IlluminatingBUNDLED25.32141.33No DataIcon representing missing value.1,592,736403,201,942

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

Energy Production in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Power Plants in Fairfield County, Connecticut

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Bridgeport StationPSEG (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 3,795,4801,558,248,538.25410.55YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Bridgeport Energy ProjectEmera (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 1,983,868751,958,148.76379.04No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wheelabrator BridgeportWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 470,248700,208,897.81,489.02No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bridgeport Fuel Cell, LLCBridgeport Fuel Cell, LLC (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 95,68941,121,924.48429.75No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
StevensonFirstLight Hydro Generating Company (100.00%)
Fairfield County CT Conventional Hydroelectric 79,376No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Sikorsky Aircraft CHPSikorsky Aircraft Corporation (100.00%)
Stratford CDP CT Natural Gas 58,44635,881,612.76613.93No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Danbury Hospital Cogen PlantDanbury Hospital (100.00%)
Danbury CT Natural Gas 30,2227,664,304.76253.6No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
UI RCP Bridgeport SeasideUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
Fairfield County CT Natural Gas 25,0948,631,482.44343.97No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Fairfield University CHP PlantFairfield University (100.00%)
Fairfield County CT Natural Gas 24,1438,660,240.96358.71No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Norwalk Hospital PlantNorwalk Hospital (100.00%)
Norwalk CT Natural Gas 20,18111,714,852.1580.49No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Digital FairfieldWells Fargo Equipment Finance Inc (100.00%)
Trumbull CDP CT Natural Gas 16,1466,172,894.28382.32No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Derby HydroMcCallum Enterprises I LP (100.00%)
Shelton CT Conventional Hydroelectric 13,497No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 9,59370,941.227.4No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Danbury CT Natural Gas 5,5362,471,375.62446.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Waterside Power, LLCWaterside Power, LLC (100.00%)
Stamford CT Distillate Fuel Oil 1,098898,626.79818.42No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Cos CobConnecticut Jet Power LLC (100.00%)
Greenwich CDP CT Kerosene 930986,172.81,060.4No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Stamford HealthStamford Health Systems, Inc. (100.00%)
Stamford CT Distillate Fuel Oil 9769,267.6714.1No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Norden 1-3Third Taxing District of Norwalk (100.00%)
Norwalk CT Distillate Fuel Oil 3328,003.37848.59No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Fairfield County, Connecticut Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Fairfield County's power plants mainly use Natural Gas, which makes up 5,822,370 megawatt hours (or 87.82%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste and Coal make up the next highest amounts at 3.90% (258,636.68 megawatt hours) and 3.58% (237,463.67 megawatt hours), respectively. There are 18 power generation plants in the county, which is the 3rd most plants in a county in the state and translates to the 8th highest number of plants per resident in the state. Fairfield County’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 3,281,964,540.75 kilograms, which is the 86th most of any county in the country. This total also equates to a ranking of 2273rd worst in the nation for emissions per person.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
87.82%
NON-BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
3.90%
COAL
Coal
3.58%
BIOGENIC MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Biogenic Municipal Solid Waste
3.19%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
1.40%
OTHER
Other
0.10%

Fairfield County, Connecticut Net Metering

About 100.00% of the electricity suppliers in Fairfield County offer net metering to their customers. Residents of Connecticut have highly favorable net metering laws that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Fairfield County is about 2.39% of the total electricity transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the state average is 1.32%, resulting in a rank of 304th best in the United States and a state rank of 1st best out of 3220 and 8 counties, respectively.

Providers In Each City in Fairfield County:

  • Bridgeport, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 16.67%
    • United Illuminating: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 16.67%
    • South Norwalk Electric and Water: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Danbury, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 16.65%
    • United Illuminating: 16.65%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.70%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 16.65%
    • South Norwalk Electric and Water: 16.65%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.70%
  • Newtown, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 16.67%
    • United Illuminating: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 16.67%
    • South Norwalk Electric and Water: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Norwalk, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 16.67%
    • United Illuminating: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 16.67%
    • South Norwalk Electric and Water: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Shelton, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 16.67%
    • United Illuminating: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 16.66%
    • South Norwalk Electric and Water: 16.66%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%
  • Stamford, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 16.67%
    • United Illuminating: 16.67%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.67%
    • Norwalk Third Taxing District: 16.67%
    • South Norwalk Electric and Water: 16.67%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.67%

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

FAQ

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

Fairfield County, Connecticut has 4 electricity companies operating in the area.

What electricity companies offer service in Fairfield County, Connecticut?

County Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.County CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Eversource Energy131,698
2United Illuminating128,658
3South Norwalk Electric and Water6,814
4Norwalk Third Taxing District3,911

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

By total megawatt hours sold, Eversource Energy is the largest electricity provider in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

How many power plants are within Fairfield County, Connecticut?

There are 18 active power plants in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16