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The State of Electricity in Fairfield

Here's the average monthly bill, usage, and carbon footprint of residents in Fairfield

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Carbon Emissions

425 lbs CO₂

Monthly Usage

843 kWh

Where does Fairfield’s electricity come from?

Fairfield's energy comes from Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar, and Hydroelectric. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 61% of Fairfield's energy. Nuclear is the second largest source, making up 36%. Solar provides 2% of the energy in Fairfield. Hydroelectric provides 1% of the energy in Fairfield.


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Solar energy in Fairfield

The state of solar in Fairfield

Solar power is on the rise, helping homeowners save on their electricity bills and power their homes sustainably.

679 kWh

Energy generated by average sized system


Average system cost

(after federal incentive)

7 years

Payback period

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Net Metering Available

Get paid for the extra solar you produce

Net metering policies in Fairfield can help solar panel owners save money and reduce their carbon footprint. When your solar panels generate more electricity than you use, you can send the excess back to the grid and receive credit on your next bill. Just something to keep in mind when considering solar panels.

Electricity Providers in Fairfield

There are a variety of electricity plans available to residents of Fairfield. The following companies provide electricity plans in the city:

Utilities in Fairfield

United Illuminating Company

United Illuminating Company Rates

United Illuminating Company has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential Service Time-of-UseTOU18¢ to 33¢
Residential ServiceFixed13¢
Residential ServiceFixed25¢
Residential Service Time-of-UseTOU8¢ to 19¢

United Illuminating Company Electricity Plans in Fairfield

The price to compare for United Illuminating Company is 17.06¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 843 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Direct Energy

Term Optimized Live Brighter 9

cheapestcheapest <12 months
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10.49¢9 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

cheapest 13+ months
12.09¢18 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

cheapest 12 months
12.59¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter 36

12.79¢36 monthsChoose Plan

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