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  • One of the nation’s two Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve sites, which are intended to avert disruptions in the supply of home heating oil, is located in Groton, Connecticut.
  • More than one-third (35%) of Connecticut households used natural gas for home heating in 2015.
  • Among the New England states, Connecticut is second only to Massachusetts in committing demand resources (electricity use that can be turned off during periods of peak demand) to the New England grid.
  • In 2016, 45% of Connecticut’s net electricity generation came from the 2,088-megawatt Millstone nuclear station.
  • In 2016, 4.2% of Connecticut's net electricity generation came from renewable energy.

Last Updated: June 15, 2017

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