United Illuminating

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About United Illuminating

United Illuminating provides electricity to 2 counties and is classified as an investor owned company. The company recently disclosed a total of 267,128 customers. Exactly 209 of them are industrial properties, 15,790 are commercial customer accounts, one is a transportation account and 251,128 are residential accounts. The average residential electricity price for consumers of United Illuminating is approximately 25.23 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 84.06% more than the national average price of 13.71 cents, ranking the provider at 2915th lowest for average electricity price out of 2923 suppliers in the US. The supplier had total sales and disposition of 2,074,338 megawatt hours in 2020, of which 2,032,003 megawatt hours were from retail sales. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up 100.00% of the electricity sourced by the company. In 2020, they made a total of $1,046,831,300 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 47.06% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of United Illuminating is $141.97 per month. United Illuminating is the 134th largest electricity company out of 3509 suppliers in the US based on number of customers. Production facilities owned by United Illuminating generate 57,201.73 megawatt hours, which is the 16th highest of any provider. They rank 391st in the US out of the 3509 companies we track for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel types used.

United Illuminating Net Metering

Customers of United Illuminating have the ability to use net metering. This is a positive for any consumer potentially purchasing private solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their excess electricity back to the grid.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is part of the process when working with electricity transmission. United Illuminating currently averages a loss of approximately 2.04% of the aggregate electricity they transmit. The state average for energy loss is 1.32% and the United States average is 2.76%. This results in United Illuminating getting a ranking of 2nd best out of 25 electricity companies in Connecticut and 196th best out of 3509 companies in the country.

United Illuminating Rate & Electric Bills

United Illuminating residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.287/kWh$0.208/kWh$218.15/mo.$97.82/mo.
2915th25.23¢United Illuminating's Average residential price per kWh
2437th$141.97Average monthly electricity bill for United Illuminating's residential customers

United Illuminating Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:Avangrid
  • Headquarters:100 Marsh Hill Road
    Orange, Connecticut 06477
    United States of America
  • CEO:James P. Torgerson

United Illuminating Contact

United Illuminating Service

  • Outage Phone:(800) 722-5584

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Quick Facts About United Illuminating

United Illuminating's electricity production facilities produce 55,340.73 megawatt hours from natural gas.

United Illuminating produces 96.75% of their total electricity production from non-renewable fuel types. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 55,340.73 megawatt hours, which is 318th most in the country out of 3509 providers.

United Illuminating produces 3.25% of its total megawatt hours produced from solar fields, which is 142nd in the country for percentage of total electricity production that comes from solar power sources.

Consumers of United Illuminating are faced with an average of 0.57 power outages a year, with an average of 46 minutes per outage.

Energy Loss

United Illuminating's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


196 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of United Illuminating's Power Outages

46 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

0.57 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

United Illuminating Energy Makeup

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United Illuminating State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

United Illuminating County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Fairfield County957,4192524.65$172.29/mo
New Haven County864,8352425.47$176.86/mo

Power Plants Owned by United Illuminating

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
UI RCP Bridgeport SeasideUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
Bridgeport CT Natural Gas 22,739.739,063,709.2398.58
UI RCP Woodbridge FCUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
New Haven County CT Natural Gas 17,5119,127,434.26521.24
UI RCP New Haven Fuel CellUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
New Haven CT Natural Gas 16,9518,061,405.8475.57

United Illuminating Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
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Cities United Illuminating Has Coverage

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

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United Illuminating FAQ:

What is the phone number for United Illuminating?

The United Illuminating phone number is (800) 722-5584.

How many counties does United Illuminating supply electricity in?

United Illuminating offers service to customers in 2 counties.

Who is the CEO of United Illuminating?

James P. Torgerson is the CEO of United Illuminating.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for United Illuminating customers?

United Illuminating's current average bundled electricity rate is 25.23 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Connecticut bundled rate of 22.51 cents and the average United States rate of 13.71 cents.

What percentage of United Illuminating's electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuels?

United Illuminating generates 96.75% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

What is the average bundled bill for United Illuminating customers each month?

United Illuminating currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $141.97, compared to the Connecticut average of $153.91 and the United States average of $153.91 for bundled service.

When will United Illuminating power be restored?

United Illuminating's outages last, on average, around 46 minutes per each outage.

What percentage of United Illuminating's electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

United Illuminating generates 3.25% of their electricity from renewable fuels.

Does United Illuminating have a parent company?

United Illuminating is a subsidiary of Avangrid.

What cities does United Illuminating have customers in to?

United Illuminating serves electricity in 27 cities in the country.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with United Illuminating?

United Illuminating is associated with or owns 3 power plants.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-08-01