Connecticut Energy Profile
Connecticut passed legislation to deregulate their energy market in May 1998 giving residents and businesses a choice in electricity providers in the Eversource Energy and United Illuminating utility territories. Since then, Connecticut residents and business have had a choice to shop and compare their current electricity rates with retail energy providers. There are no fossil fuels in Connecticut but the state does have a large renewable energy portfolio that includes wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass. Learn more and compare Connecticut electricity rates and state’s energy usage, sources and solar energy potential below.
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Solar Score for Connecticut
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Connecticut residents and businesses of 28. This score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Connecticut
Connecticut produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- In 2016, more natural gas was used to heat Connecticut homes than nuclear power.
- Connecticut receives its natural gas from interstate pipelines
- Biomass fuels 3/5 of Connecticut’s renewable energy production
- Coal production has dropped from 10% a decade ago to less than 1% today
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