New Haven County, Connecticut Electric Profile

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Natural gas makes up 98.74% of the electric production in New Haven County, resulting in a rank of 50th out of 3220 counties in the US for total natural gas production.

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New Haven County consumes 70.77% of the electricity that their power plants generate.

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Consumers in New Haven County, on average, pay $156.88 per month for residential electricity, compared to the state average bill of $155.63.

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The US national average residential rate per kilowatt hour is 13.45 cents, while residents of New Haven County pay an average rate of 66.31% above the national average at 22.37 cents per kilowatt hour.

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The usage of renewable fuel types for electricity production has declined by 24.02% in the county during the last year.

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The 9,080,685.01 megawatt hours of electricity generated by non-renewable fuel places New Haven County at 2nd in Connecticut out of 8 counties in non-renewable power production.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,507,756 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    7.61 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    9,196,072 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    115,387 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    9,080,685 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.76 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,389,189,489 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    2,795.17 kg

New Haven, CT Electric Overview

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New Haven has an average residential electricity rate of 22.37 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.49% higher than the state's average rate of 22.04 cents, resulting in the city ranking 56th out of 143 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. The city has a ranking of 19th out of 143 cities in the state for renewable electricity production per capita, with 0 megawatt hours being produced per resident. New Haven produces 2.30% of the electricity used in the city and must purchase power from plants outside of their city limits or rural area electricity generation facilities.

Electricity consumption in New Haven has byproducts of 286,731,545.79 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is the 3rd most of any city in the state. Additionally, the city ranks 13th worst in the state in pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important metric. About 129.20% of electricity in New Haven comes from production using Natural Gas. Secondary fuels used during electricity production include Residual Fuel Oil at 6.91% and Solar at 1.90% of generation. New Haven has the 6th most electricity generation plants of any city in the state, with 3 total power plants. This is also the 30th most plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Haven

New Haven residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.221/kWh$0.178/kWh$196.02/mo.$95.53/mo.
33rd19.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of New Haven
37th$133.48Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Haven Residents

Electric Companies With Service in New Haven, Connecticut

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED21.50151.36No DataIcon representing missing value.8,030,4101,726,614,900
United IlluminatingBUNDLED25.32141.3318,2831,592,736403,201,942
Wallingford ElectricBUNDLED12.84107.76No DataIcon representing missing value.217,67927,943,792

Zips with electric coverage in New Haven, Connecticut include: 06511, 06513, 06512, 06515, 06519, 06517, 06510

Waterbury, CT Electric Overview

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Waterbury's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 22.37 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately for the citizens, this price is more than both the state and nationwide average rates of 22.04 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The city generates 18,376.22 megawatt hours by burning natural gas as the fuel source, making them the 15th ranked city in Connecticut for total electricity production from natural gas. Electric production plants in the city have had a 3.62% decline in the use of renewable fuel sources versus non-renewable and fossil fuels.

The consumption of electricity in Waterbury accounts for 224,149,916.55 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, which is the 6th highest in Connecticut out of 143 cities. This total results in 2,070.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, which ranks the city 20th highest in Connecticut for emissions per capita. Natural Gas is the primary fuel in Waterbury, with 81.79% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Combined with Solar (17.79%) and Kerosene (0.42%), these three fuel types make up 22,467 megawatt hours (or 100.00%) electricity production in the city. Waterbury has the 10th most electricity producing plants of any city in the state, with 2 total power plants. This is also the 33rd most plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Waterbury

Waterbury residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.221/kWh$0.178/kWh$196.03/mo.$95.53/mo.
55th19.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Waterbury
38th$133.49Average residential monthly electricity bill for Waterbury Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Waterbury, Connecticut

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED21.50151.36No DataIcon representing missing value.8,030,4101,726,614,900
United IlluminatingBUNDLED25.32141.33No DataIcon representing missing value.1,592,736403,201,942
Wallingford ElectricBUNDLED12.84107.76No DataIcon representing missing value.217,67927,943,792

Zips with electric coverage in Waterbury, Connecticut include: 06770, 06708, 06705, 06704, 06716, 06706, 06710, 06702

Meriden, CT Electric Overview

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Meriden's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 22.37 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 1.52% more than the average state rate of 22.04 cents and 66.34% more than the US average of 13.45. With 4,962 residential customers, Eversource Energy is the largest vendor in the city. The city is faced with an average of 0.66 power outages per customer per year. These outages go on for an average of 66.95 minutes. In comparison, the US average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Around 2,028.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 48th highest polluter in Connecticut out of 143 cities. A total of 121,041,780.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 14th worst in Connecticut for total pollution from electricity use. Since there is no electricity generation occurring within the city, Meriden must turn to neighboring cities or rural areas to source all of the megawatt hours they consume every year.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Meriden

Meriden residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in April.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.221/kWh$0.178/kWh$196.07/mo.$95.55/mo.
59th19.89¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Meriden
42nd$133.52Average residential monthly electricity bill for Meriden Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Meriden, Connecticut

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED21.50151.36No DataIcon representing missing value.8,030,4101,726,614,900
United IlluminatingBUNDLED25.32141.33No DataIcon representing missing value.1,592,736403,201,942
Wallingford ElectricBUNDLED12.84107.76No DataIcon representing missing value.217,67927,943,792

Energy Production in New Haven County, Connecticut

Power Plants in New Haven County, Connecticut

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CPV Towantic Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
New Haven County CT Natural Gas 5,631,554.011,967,259,484.51349.33No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Milford CT Natural Gas 3,217,0521,257,702,775.42390.95No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wallingford EnergyLS Power (100.00%)
Wallingford Center CDP CT Natural Gas 158,93789,414,536.54562.58No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
ShepaugFirstLight Hydro Generating Company (100.00%)
New Haven County CT Conventional Hydroelectric 106,972No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Waterbury GenerationWaterbury Generation LLC (100.00%)
Waterbury CT Natural Gas 18,47110,517,368.68569.4No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
UI RCP New Haven Fuel CellUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
New Haven CT Natural Gas 18,2837,910,662.34432.68No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
UI RCP Woodbridge FCUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
New Haven County CT Natural Gas 17,8198,711,549.98488.89No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
IBM SouthburyIBM (100.00%)
New Haven County CT Natural Gas 6,2342,483,844.72398.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Wallingford Center CDP CT Natural Gas 4,1122,695,964.1655.63No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
GenConn Devon LLCGenConn Devon LLC (100.00%)
Milford CT Kerosene 4,0376,277,515.621,555No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Brass Mill CenterBrookfield (GGP) (100.00%)
Waterbury CT Solar 3,996No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
IKEA New Haven Rooftop PV & Fuel CellIKEA Property Inc (100.00%)
New Haven CT Natural Gas 2,4171,240,436.68513.21No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
New Haven HarborPSEG (100.00%)
New Haven CT Natural Gas 2,16419,319,155.488,927.52YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Town of BranfordSolar Integrated Fund V, LLC (100.00%)
Branford Center CDP CT Solar 1,602No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Amazon BDL3 Solar ProjectSolar Star Prime 1 (100.00%)
Wallingford Center CDP CT Solar 1,336No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Kinneytown New OldEnel Green Power (100.00%)
New Haven County CT Conventional Hydroelectric 1,046No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
BranfordConnecticut Jet Power LLC (100.00%)
Branford Center CDP CT Kerosene 109143,2561,314.28No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Devon StationDevon Power LLC (100.00%)
Milford CT Residual Fuel Oil -692,473,387.9-35,846.2YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.

New Haven County, Connecticut Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In New Haven County, Natural Gas makes up 98.74% of the fuel types used in electricity generation. Conventional Hydroelectric and Solar are the second and third most often used fuel types for electricity generation. Conventional Hydroelectric is used to make 108,018 megawatt hours (1.17%) of electricity generation and Solar accounts for 7,369 megawatt hours (0.08%) of total production in the county. Around 2,389,189,488.64 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted each year in the county due to electricity use. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per resident in the county, which amounts to 2,795.17 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year. This measurement ranks the county as the 4th highest polluting county in the state. New Haven County has 18 electricity plants, which is 78th most in the US and 1704th most when considering plants per resident.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
98.74%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
1.17%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
0.08%
KEROSENE
Kerosene
0.04%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
0.02%
OTHER
Other
-0.06%

New Haven County, Connecticut Net Metering

There are 3 companies in New Haven County selling electricity. Of those 3, 100.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically feasible. At the state level, Connecticut is known for favorable net metering and feed in tariff legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for providers in New Haven County is 2.46%. This includes data from 3 suppliers, including Eversource Energy, United Illuminating, and Wallingford Electric. The nationwide average for energy loss is 2.76% and the Connecticut average is 1.32%, resulting in a rank of 328th best in the US and a state rank of 2nd best out of 3220 and 8 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in New Haven County, Connecticut

Providers In Each City in New Haven County:

  • Ansonia, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.00%
    • United Illuminating: 20.00%
    • Wallingford Electric: 20.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Derby, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.01%
    • United Illuminating: 20.01%
    • Wallingford Electric: 19.95%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.01%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.01%
  • Meriden, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.05%
    • United Illuminating: 19.93%
    • Wallingford Electric: 19.93%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.05%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.05%
  • Milford, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.01%
    • United Illuminating: 20.01%
    • Wallingford Electric: 19.97%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.01%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.01%
  • Naugatuck, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.00%
    • United Illuminating: 20.00%
    • Wallingford Electric: 20.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • New Haven, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.00%
    • United Illuminating: 20.00%
    • Wallingford Electric: 20.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Waterbury, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.00%
    • United Illuminating: 19.99%
    • Wallingford Electric: 19.99%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • West Haven, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.00%
    • United Illuminating: 20.00%
    • Wallingford Electric: 20.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Woodmont, Connecticut:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.00%
    • United Illuminating: 20.00%
    • Wallingford Electric: 20.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%

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

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in New Haven County, Connecticut?

County Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.County CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Eversource Energy126,744
2United Illuminating123,756
3Wallingford Electric25,250

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in New Haven County, Connecticut?

The largest electricity provider in New Haven County, Connecticut by total customer count is Eversource Energy.

How many electric companies offer service in New Haven County, Connecticut?

There are 3 electricity providers operating in New Haven County, Connecticut.

How many power plants are located in New Haven County, Connecticut?

There are 18 electricity plants in New Haven County, Connecticut

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16