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Location: Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT is the largest city in the state and is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River. Bridgeport is a seaport city which makes it a great for importing and exporting energy sources. With a population over 150,000 residents, it is the 5th most populous city in the New England region. Bridgeport, CT residents, and businesses have been able to shop and compare electricity suppliers since the state became deregulated in 1998. The primary utility for Bridgeport is United Illuminating which serves over 325,000 residents in Bridgeport and 16 other CT towns. For more information on Bridgeport, CT energy usage, source, rates and solar potential, see the graphs below.

Usage for Bridgeport, Connecticut

Monthly average household energy usage in CT compared to the national average.

Rates for Bridgeport, Connecticut

Home and business owners in Bridgeport, CT have the option of switching electricity providers which can significantly lower your electricity bill. Here are some of the top plans in your area:

Your Price to Compare: 21.94¢
Best RateMost Popular
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
18 mo.

Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

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Best Long Term
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
36 mo.

Direct Energy

Live Brighter 36

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
12 mo.

Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

Plan Details

Solar Score for Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT Solar Score: 51

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the 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 Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

  • Natural gas is fast growing in Bridgeport with over half the residents using it for heat
  • Bridgeport gets renewable energy from hydroelectric power, biomass, and solar energy
  • Over 90% of the electricity generated in Connecticut comes from natural gas or nuclear power
  • There are no fossil fuels in Bridgeport or the rest of Connecticut


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