United Illuminating Company Electricity Rates and Plans

The United Illuminating Company (UI) is a regulated electric distribution company that is based in New Haven, Connecticut. UI is responsible for the distribution of electricity to around 335,000 customers in the southern part of Connecticut, including the cities of Bridgeport, New Haven, and Stamford. The company operates a network of power lines, substations, and other facilities to ensure reliable and safe delivery of electricity to its customers. In addition to its core distribution business, UI also offers a range of energy efficiency programs and services to help its customers reduce their energy consumption and save money on their bills. UI is committed to supporting the development and integration of renewable energy resources in its service territory, including solar, wind, and other clean energy technologies.







United Illuminating Company Energy Sources

United Illuminating Company's energy comes from natural gas, coal, biomass, and other fossil. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 94% of United Illuminating Company's energy. Coal is the second largest source, making up 2%. Biomass provides 2% of United Illuminating Company's electricity. Other Fossil provides 2% of United Illuminating Company's electricity.


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United Illuminating Company Rates

The average electricity rate for United Illuminating Company customers is 25.19 cents/kWh. United Illuminating Company has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

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

United Illuminating Company Electricity Plans

The price to compare for United Illuminating Company is 14.33¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,150 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

cheapestcheapest 12 months
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13.29¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

cheapest 13+ months
14.09¢18 monthsChoose Plan

United Illuminating Company Reliability

In 2021, there were no outages recorded in United Illuminating Company.

United Illuminating Company Incentives

United Illuminating Company can help you upgrade appliances and smart devices in your home.

Windows, Doors, and Skylights75% off cost with no limitThe United Illuminating CompanySee Details
Heat Pump Water Heaters$750The United Illuminating CompanySee Details
Heat Pump Water Heaters$400The United Illuminating CompanySee Details
Light BulbsUp to $5.50The United Illuminating CompanySee Details
Sealing and Insulation ProductsUp to $100The United Illuminating CompanySee Details
Smart Thermostats$85The United Illuminating CompanySee Details


Carried over as a kWh credit for one year; Reimbursed to customer at the avoided cost of wholesale power at the end of the year (March 31).

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