United Illuminating: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

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 276,862 customers. Exactly 240 of them are industrial properties, 17,674 are commercial customer accounts, one is a transportation account and 258,946 are residential accounts. The average residential electricity price for consumers of United Illuminating is approximately 32.87 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 108.90% more than the national average price of 15.73 cents, ranking the provider at 2904th lowest for average electricity price out of 2892 suppliers in the US. The supplier had total sales and disposition of 2,755,304 megawatt hours in 2022, of which 2,374,129 megawatt hours were from retail sales. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up 100.00% of the electricity sourced by the company. In 2022, they made a total of $1,008,209,100 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 53.69% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users.

The average monthly residential electric bill for a customer of United Illuminating is $169.5 per month. United Illuminating is the 128th largest electricity company out of 3517 suppliers in the US based on number of customers. Production facilities owned by United Illuminating generate 54,263 megawatt hours, which is the 15th highest of any provider. They rank 433rd in the US out of the 3517 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 13.83% of the aggregate electricity they transmit. The state average for energy loss is 1.51% and the United States average is 2.87%. This results in United Illuminating getting a ranking of 12th best out of 23 electricity companies in Connecticut and 1421st best out of 3517 companies in the country.

United Illuminating Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.421/kWh$0.007/kWh$230.16/mo.$5.82/mo.
2904th32.87¢United Illuminating's Average residential price per kWh
2609th$169.5Average monthly electricity bill for United Illuminating's residential customers

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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

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Quick Facts About United Illuminating

United Illuminating's electricity production facilities produce 53,881 megawatt hours from natural gas.

United Illuminating produces 99.30% of their total electricity production from non-renewable fuel types. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 53,881 megawatt hours, which is 315th most in the country out of 3517 providers.

United Illuminating produces 0.70% of its total megawatt hours produced from solar fields, which is 191st 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 0.44 power outages a year, with an average of 39 minutes per outage.

Energy Loss

United Illuminating's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1421 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of United Illuminating's Power Outages

39 min.

vs. national average of 137.24 min.

0.44 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.27

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 County956,4462329.02$192.76/mo
New Haven County864,7512229.83$195.71/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 20,66513,991,179.16677.05
UI RCP New Haven Fuel CellUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
New Haven CT Natural Gas 19,9309,855,523.58494.51
UI RCP Woodbridge FCUnited Illuminating (100.00%)
New Haven County CT Natural Gas 13,6688,559,267.78626.23

United Illuminating Fuel Makeup

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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 32.87 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Connecticut bundled rate of 30.13 cents and the average United States rate of 15.73 cents.

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

United Illuminating generates 99.30% 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 $169.50, compared to the Connecticut average of $184.32 and the United States average of $184.32 for bundled service.

When will United Illuminating power be restored?

United Illuminating's outages last, on average, around 39 minutes per each outage.

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

United Illuminating generates 0.70% 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 25 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.

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2024-05-29