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  • One of the nation’s three Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve sites, which are intended to avert disruptions in the supply of home heating oil, is located in Groton, Connecticut.
  • In 2016, more than one-third (35%) of Connecticut households used natural gas for home heating and almost half (45%) used fuel oil or other petroleum products.
  • In 2017, 48% of Connecticut’s net electricity generation came from the 2,088-megawatt Millstone nuclear station.
  • In 2017, almost 4.7% of Connecticut's net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, including 1.2% from small-scale, customer-sited solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities. 
  • Connecticut uses less energy per dollar of gross domestic product (GDP) generated than all other states except New York and Massachusetts.

Last Updated: June 21, 2018

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