Connecticut State Energy Profile



Connecticut Quick Facts

  • One of the three storage sites that make up the 1-million-barrel Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, which was created to offset disruptions in heating fuel supplies, is located in Groton, Connecticut, and it holds 300,000 barrels of heating oil.
  • About 43% of Connecticut households use heating oil or other petroleum products for home heating, the fourth-highest share for any state, and 35% of households use natural gas.
  • In 2021, the Millstone nuclear power plant generated 38% of Connecticut’s electricity. The state had the sixth-highest share of electricity provided by nuclear power in the nation.
  • In 2021, Connecticut’s electric power sector used a record amount of natural gas, with natural gas fueling 55% of the state's total electricity net generation.
  • Connecticut has one of the least energy-intensive state economies and uses less energy to produce one dollar of gross domestic product (GDP) than all other states except California, Massachusetts, and New York.

Last Updated: October 20, 2022



Data

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Energy Indicators  
Demography Connecticut Share of U.S. Period
Population 3.6 million 1.1% 2021  
Civilian Labor Force 1.9 million 1.2% Sep-22  
Economy Connecticut U.S. Rank Period
Gross Domestic Product $ 296.5 billion 23 2021  
Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector $ 32,182 million 27 2021  
Per Capita Personal Income $ 82,082 3 2021  
Vehicle Miles Traveled 29,845 million miles 32 2020  
Land in Farms 0.4 million acres 48 2017  
Climate Connecticut U.S. Rank Period
Average Temperature 51.4 degrees Fahrenheit 28 2021  
Precipitation 51.1 inches 9 2021  
Prices  
Petroleum Connecticut U.S. Average Period find more
Domestic Crude Oil First Purchase -- $ 93.75 /barrel Aug-22  
Natural Gas Connecticut U.S. Average Period find more
City Gate $ 14.20 /thousand cu ft $ 10.49 /thousand cu ft Aug-22 find more
Residential $ 31.71 /thousand cu ft $ 25.61 /thousand cu ft Aug-22 find more
Coal Connecticut U.S. Average Period find more
Average Sales Price -- $ 36.50 /short ton 2021  
Delivered to Electric Power Sector -- $ 2.51 /million Btu Aug-22  
Electricity Connecticut U.S. Average Period find more
Residential 26.64 cents/kWh 15.95 cents/kWh Aug-22 find more
Commercial 19.99 cents/kWh 13.45 cents/kWh Aug-22 find more
Industrial 15.77 cents/kWh 9.72 cents/kWh Aug-22 find more
Reserves  
Reserves Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Crude Oil (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2020 find more
Expected Future Production of Dry Natural Gas (as of Dec. 31) -- -- 2020 find more
Expected Future Production of Natural Gas Plant Liquids -- -- 2020 find more
Recoverable Coal at Producing Mines -- -- 2021 find more
Rotary Rigs & Wells Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Natural Gas Producing Wells -- -- 2020 find more
Capacity Connecticut Share of U.S. Period
Crude Oil Refinery Capacity (as of Jan. 1) -- -- 2022  
Electric Power Industry Net Summer Capacity 10,074 MW 0.9% Aug-22  
Supply & Distribution  
Production Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Energy 201 trillion Btu 0.2% 2020 find more
Crude Oil -- -- Aug-22 find more
Natural Gas - Marketed -- -- 2021 find more
Coal -- -- 2021 find more
Total Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Net Electricity Generation 4,450 thousand MWh 1.1% Aug-22  
Utility-Scale Net Electricity Generation (share of total) Connecticut U.S. Average Period
Petroleum-Fired 0.2 % 0.2 % Aug-22 find more
Natural Gas-Fired 61.4 % 45.7 % Aug-22 find more
Coal-Fired 0.0 % 20.5 % Aug-22 find more
Nuclear 34.8 % 16.6 % Aug-22 find more
Renewables 2.8 % 16.4 % Aug-22  
Stocks Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Motor Gasoline (Excludes Pipelines) -- -- Aug-22  
Distillate Fuel Oil (Excludes Pipelines) 967 thousand barrels 1.1% Aug-22 find more
Natural Gas in Underground Storage -- -- Aug-22 find more
Petroleum Stocks at Electric Power Producers 554 thousand barrels 2.6% Aug-22 find more
Coal Stocks at Electric Power Producers 0 thousand tons 0.0% Aug-22 find more
Fueling Stations Connecticut Share of U.S. Period
Motor Gasoline 1,069 stations 0.9% 2019  
Propane 19 stations 0.8% 2022  
Electricity 464 stations 1.0% 2022  
E85 3 stations 0.1% 2022  
Compressed Natural Gas and Other Alternative Fuels 7 stations 0.5% 2022  
Consumption & Expenditures  
Summary Connecticut U.S. Rank Period
Total Consumption 667 trillion Btu 38 2020 find more
Total Consumption per Capita 185 million Btu 46 2020 find more
Total Expenditures $ 11,540 million 30 2020 find more
Total Expenditures per Capita $ 3,205 25 2020 find more
by End-Use Sector Connecticut Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Residential 230 trillion Btu 1.1% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial 170 trillion Btu 1.0% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial 71 trillion Btu 0.2% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation 196 trillion Btu 0.8% 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Residential $ 4,618 million 1.8% 2020 find more
    »  Commercial $ 2,549 million 1.5% 2020 find more
    »  Industrial $ 808 million 0.5% 2020 find more
    »  Transportation $ 3,565 million 0.9% 2020 find more
by Source Connecticut Share of U.S. Period
Consumption
    »  Petroleum 52 million barrels 0.8% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas 289 billion cu ft 0.9% 2020 find more
    »  Coal * * 2020 find more
Expenditures
    »  Petroleum $ 4,981 million 1.0% 2020 find more
    »  Natural Gas $ 1,739 million 1.3% 2020 find more
    »  Coal * * 2020 find more
Consumption for Electricity Generation Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Petroleum 16 thousand barrels 0.9% Aug-22 find more
Natural Gas 18,881 million cu ft 1.3% Aug-22 find more
Coal 0 thousand short tons 0.0% Aug-22 find more
Energy Source Used for Home Heating (share of households) Connecticut U.S. Average Period
Natural Gas 35.5 % 46.5 % 2021  
Fuel Oil 37.3 % 4.1 % 2021  
Electricity 18.1 % 41.0 % 2021  
Propane 5.7 % 5.0 % 2021  
Other/None 3.5 % 3.5 % 2021  
Environment  
Renewable Energy Capacity Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Total Renewable Energy Electricity Net Summer Capacity 513 MW 0.2% Aug-22  
Ethanol Plant Nameplate Capacity -- -- 2022  
Renewable Energy Production Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Utility-Scale Hydroelectric Net Electricity Generation 22 thousand MWh 0.1% Aug-22  
Utility-Scale Solar, Wind, and Geothermal Net Electricity Generation 44 thousand MWh 0.1% Aug-22  
Utility-Scale Biomass Net Electricity Generation 58 thousand MWh 1.2% Aug-22  
Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Generation 109 thousand MWh 1.8% Aug-22  
Fuel Ethanol Production 0 thousand barrels 0.0% 2020  
Renewable Energy Consumption Connecticut U.S. Rank Period find more
Renewable Energy Consumption as a Share of State Total 7.0 % 39 2020  
Fuel Ethanol Consumption 3,138 thousand barrels 31 2020  
Total Emissions Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 36.6 million metric tons 0.7% 2019  
Electric Power Industry Emissions Connecticut Share of U.S. Period find more
Carbon Dioxide 10,186 thousand metric tons 0.7% 2020  
Sulfur Dioxide * * 2020  
Nitrogen Oxide 6 thousand metric tons 0.5% 2020  

Analysis

Last Updated: October 20, 2022

Overview

Connecticut is located in southern New England on hilly terrain between New York's Hudson River Valley and Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.1 Although Connecticut does not have any fossil fuel reserves, it does have renewable resources.2 The river that shares its name forms a broad valley that runs through the center of the state and flows south, dividing Connecticut in two.3 That river and other Connecticut rivers provide the state with hydropower resources that have been used since colonial times.4 To the south, the hills of northern Connecticut give way to the coastal lowlands along the Long Island Sound, which forms the state's southern border.5 Winds that sweep along the shoreline of Long Island Sound give the state a moderate wind energy resource.6 Connecticut's population is concentrated in an area that stretches from the southwestern part of the state up through its center along the Connecticut River where the state capital, Hartford, is located.7 Municipal solid waste and landfill gas supplied by the state's many urban areas, along with wood and wood waste, provide Connecticut with abundant biomass resources.8,9

Connecticut is the fourth most densely populated state in the nation and the third-smallest in land area. On a per capita basis, Connecticut ranks sixth among the states that use the least amount of energy.10,11,12 The residential sector leads Connecticut's end-use energy consumption and accounts for about 34% of the energy use in the state. The transportation sector accounts for about 29% of state energy consumption, and the commercial sector closely follows at about 26%. The industrial sector uses the least amount of energy at about 11% of the state total.13 The state's economy uses less energy to produce each dollar of gross domestic product (GDP) than all other states except California, Massachusetts, and New York.14 The largest contributors to Connecticut's GDP, about three-tenths, are finance, insurance, real estate, rentals, and leasing, all of which use relatively little energy. In 2021, Connecticut had the highest annual per capita personal income of any state—$82,082.15

Electricity

Connecticut ranks among the 10 states with the highest share of electricity generated from nuclear power.

In 2021, natural gas fueled 55% of Connecticut's total electricity net generation, with the amount of natural gas-fired generation increasing by more than half from a decade earlier as about 2,000 megawatts in natural gas-fired generating units came online. Seven of the state's 10 largest power plants by capacity are natural gas-fired. Nuclear power provided 38% of in-state generation in 2021, the sixth-largest share of any state.16,17,18,19 Connecticut has one nuclear power plant, the 2,073-megawatt Millstone nuclear power station located in Waterford. The plant began operations in 1970 and has two reactors.20,21

Solar power provides the largest amount of Connecticut's remaining in-state electricity, accounting for almost 3% of net generation in 2021. Biomass-fueled units provided slightly less than 2% of the state's net generation. Hydroelectric power generated about 1% of the state's electricity, and minor amounts of coal, petroleum, and wind provided the rest.22

Prior to 2009, coal typically supplied more than one-tenth of the state's electricity. In 2021, Connecticut's one remaining coal-fired power plant, located at Bridgeport Harbor Station, only ran during periods of peak demand during the winter and contributed about 0.5% of the state's net generation. Coal-fired power generation in the state ended in mid-2021 with the closure of the 258-megawatt plant.23,24,25 To help offset that shut generation a new 485-megawatt natural gas-fired combined-cycle unit came online at Bridgeport Harbor Station in June 2019.26

Petroleum fuels 2 of Connecticut's 10-largest power plants by capacity, and some of the state's other petroleum-fired generating capacity is at large dual-fueled power plants able to burn petroleum products or natural gas.27 Although about one-fifth of Connecticut's generating capacity is petroleum-fired, the use of petroleum has declined in the past decade with the increased use of natural gas and renewable energy resources for generation.28 In 2021, petroleum contributed 0.2% of the state's net generation.29 Higher-cost petroleum-fired generation is used when natural gas supplies are constrained and there is high electricity demand, usually in winter.30,31

Connecticut has the third-highest average electricity retail price among the Lower 48 states, after Massachusetts and California.32,33 Connecticut's per capita electricity consumption is less than in all but five states.34 Air conditioning demand in the New England region is low during the mild summer months, and only about 1 in 3 Connecticut households have central air conditioning.35,36 About one-third of the state's households use electricity as a primary source for home heating in winter.37 Connecticut has generated more electricity than it needs since 2009. Almost three-tenths of Connecticut's generation is excess power that is sent to other states over the regional electric grid.38

Renewable energy

In 2021, half of the solar power generation in Connecticut was from small-scale facilities, mostly rooftop solar panels.

Renewable resources at both utility- and small-scale (less than 1-megawatt) facilities provided about 5% of Connecticut's electricity net generation in 2021. Solar power accounted for half of the state's renewable electricity generation, followed by biomass at about one-third. Hydroelectric sources provided about one-seventh and a minor amount came from wind power.39 All utility-scale renewable electricity generation in Connecticut came from hydroelectric power and biomass until December 2013, when a small amount of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) generation came online.40 By the summer of 2022, about 1,000 megawatts of utility-scale and small-scale solar power generating capacity was installed in Connecticut.41 In 2021, three-fourths of the state's solar power came from small-scale, customer-sited facilities like rooftop solar panels.42

Most of Connecticut's biomass generating capacity is at facilities fueled by municipal solid waste. Those facilities have 102 megawatts of capacity. Additionally, there is a single 38-megawatt biomass power plant that uses wood recovered from construction, demolition, forestry, and land clearing activities. There is one landfill gas-fired power facility in the state with 1.6 megawatts of generating capacity.43,44 The state's biomass resources also provide feedstock for its one wood pellet manufacturing plant, which can produce up to 9,000 tons of pellets each year. Wood pellets are used for heating and as a fuel for generating electricity.45,46

Connecticut's 13 conventional hydroelectric facilities provide about 120 megawatts of generating capacity. The state also has a pumped storage hydroelectric facility with about 30 megawatts of generating capacity.47 The Rocky River Generating Station in New Milford, Connecticut, was completed in 1929 and was the first pumped storage hydroelectric project built in the United States. The power station pumps water from the Housatonic River into the Candlewood Lake reservoir and later releases it to generate electricity during periods of peak demand. The facility uses reversible pumps that also act as generators, an innovation at the time the facility was built.48

Connecticut's first and only onshore utility-scale wind project—two turbines with 1 megawatt of generating capacity each—went online in the northwestern corner of the state in 2015.49,50 However, the state's strongest wind power resources are offshore along the Long Island Sound coastline.51 Connecticut's governor signed legislation into law in June 2019 requiring the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to solicit proposals to procure 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030.52 The state has acquired 300 megawatts of offshore wind power generation from the Revolution Wind project and 800 megawatts from the Park City Wind project, which is Phase 1 of the Vineyard Wind Project. Both wind power projects are located off the coastlines of nearby states.53,54,55,56 Revolution Wind is expected to fully operational in 2025 and Park City Wind is scheduled to be completed in 2026.57,58 The New England regional transmission operator, Independent System Operator—New England (ISO-NE), is assessing infrastructure upgrades needed to connect wind power resources throughout the region.59

Connecticut's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) was established in 1998 and has been revised several times since then. The RPS requires that increasing amounts of electricity sold in the state be generated from renewable resources, including solar and wind power, biomass, and wave or tidal power, reaching 44% of electricity sales by 2030.60,61 Connecticut's governor issued an executive order for 100% of the state's electricity supply to be generated by renewable resources by 2040.62,63 To encourage the use of renewable resources and energy efficiency, Connecticut requires both of its investor-owned utilities to offer net metering and time-of-use pricing. In 2021, state regulators changed how customers are credited for the excess solar power they generate and put back on the grid.64,65

Connecticut promotes the use of alternative fuels for transportation, including biofuels and electricity, through financial incentives and regulatory relief.66 There are about 500 public electric vehicle charging stations in the state with over1,300 charging ports, the second-largest amount among the New England states.67 Connecticut does not have any ethanol production, but about 132 million gallons of ethanol were consumed in the state in 2020.68,69 In addition to the many fueling stations that sell motor gasoline blended with 10% ethanol, there are three E85 (85% ethanol, 15% motor gasoline) public fueling stations in the state.70 Connecticut also has one biodiesel production plant, which is the largest in New England. The plant is located in New Haven and produces about 20 million gallons per year, which is more than double the state's annual biodiesel use of about 8.5 million gallons.71,72,73,74

Petroleum

Connecticut receives much of its petroleum products through its three deepwater ports.

Connecticut does not have any crude oil reserves and does not produce or refine petroleum.75,76 Much of the heating oil and other petroleum products that enter Connecticut travel through the port of New Haven, one of the state's three deepwater ports. Connecticut's other two deepwater ports—New London and Bridgeport—also receive petroleum products.77,78 A pipeline originating in New Haven delivers refined petroleum products to central Connecticut and terminates in south-central Massachusetts.79

The transportation sector uses about seven-tenths of the petroleum consumed in Connecticut, primarily as motor gasoline and diesel fuel.80,81 Connecticut is one of several New England states that requires the statewide use of reformulated motor gasoline blended with ethanol to reduce smog-forming pollutants, and its total ethanol consumption is the second highest among the New England states.82,83 The residential sector accounts for about one-fifth of the petroleum used in the state.84 About 43% of Connecticut households use heating oil or other petroleum products for home heating, the fourth-highest share of any state. The commercial and industrial sectors together account for one-tenth of state petroleum use.85,86 Connecticut, like the other New England states, requires the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) heating oil that has a maximum sulfur content of 15 parts per million.87 In 2000, the U.S. Department of Energy created the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to protect residents and businesses in the northeastern United States against heating fuel supply disruptions during the winter. The reserve holds 1 million barrels of USLD at three storage sites, including one in Groton, Connecticut, where 300,000 barrels of heating fuel are stored.88 The Groton site's first release of emergency supplies occurred in November 2012 because of regional fuel delivery shortages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.89

Natural gas

Connecticut does not have any natural gas reserves or production.90,91 Interstate pipelines bring in the natural gas the state uses.92 Natural gas arrives in Connecticut from the Appalachian region and also from Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the U.S. Mid-Continent region.93,94,95,96 Almost all of the natural gas that enters Connecticut comes through the state of New York. Minor amounts are delivered through Massachusetts. Just more than half of the natural gas that enters Connecticut is consumed in the state, and the rest is transported on to Rhode Island and back into New York.97

A record amount of natural gas was used by Connecticut’s electric power sector in 2021.

In 2021, Connecticut's electric power sector used a record amount of natural gas, accounting for almost three-fifths of the state total. The commercial sector consumed about one-fifth and the residential sector used about one-sixth. The industrial sector accounted for less than one-tenth of the state's natural gas consumption. The transportation sector consumes a small amount of natural gas as vehicle fuel.98 Slightly more than one-third of Connecticut households use natural gas as their primary fuel for home heating.99 As increasing amounts of natural gas are used for electricity generation in Connecticut and throughout New England, assurance of a sufficient natural gas supply has become a critical energy issue for the region.100 Like other New England states, Connecticut does not have any underground natural gas storage facilities and depends on underground storage capacity in nearby states to help meet peak gas demand in the winter.101

Coal

Connecticut’s last coal-fired power plant retired in the summer of 2021.

Connecticut has no coal reserves or production.102 No domestically produced coal has been received in the state since 2011.103,104 The state's use of coal for electricity generation declined significantly during the past decade.105 The 258-megawatt coal-fired electric generating unit at Bridgeport Harbor Station was the only coal-fired power plant still operating in the state until it closed in the summer of 2021.106,107 Connecticut's industrial sector has not consumed any coal since 2005.108

Endnotes

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8 U.S. EIA, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory (based on Form EIA-860M as a supplement to Form EIA-860), Inventory of Operating Generators as of August 2022, Plant State: Connecticut, Technology: Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Wood/Wood Waste Biomass.
9 National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Geospatial Data Science, Biomass Resource Data, Tools, and Maps, accessed September 20, 2022.
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12 U.S. EIA, State Energy Data System, Table C14, Total Energy Consumption Estimates per Capita by End-Use Sector, Ranked by State, 2020.
13 U.S. EIA, State Energy Data System, Table C1, Energy Consumption Overview: Estimates by Energy Source and End-Use Sector, 2020.
14 U.S. EIA, State Energy Data System, Table C10, Total Energy Consumption Estimates, Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Energy Consumption Estimates per Real Dollar of GDP, Ranked by State, 2020.
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24 U.S. EIA, Electricity Data Browser, Net generation for all sectors (thousand megawatthours), Connecticut, 2001-21.
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32 U.S. EIA, Electric Power Monthly (February 2022), Table 5.6.B.
33 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Energy Efficiency, updated October 2020.
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43 U.S. EIA, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory (based on Form EIA-860M as a supplement to Form EIA-860), Inventory of Operating Generators as of August 2022, Plant State: Connecticut, Technology: Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Wood/Wood Waste Biomass.
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47 U.S. EIA, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory (based on Form EIA-860M as a supplement to Form EIA-860), Inventory of Operating Generators as of August 2022, Plant State: Connecticut, Technology: Conventional Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric Pumped Storage.
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49 U.S. EIA, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory (based on Form EIA-860M as a supplement to Form EIA-860), Inventory of Operating Generators as of August 2022, Plant State: Connecticut, Technology: Onshore Wind Turbine.
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68 U.S. EIA, State Energy Production Estimates 1960 Through 2020, Table P1, Primary Energy Production Estimates in Physical Units, 2020.
69 U.S. EIA, State Energy Data System, Table F25, Fuel ethanol consumption estimates, 2020.
70 U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Alternative Fuels Data Center, Alternative Fueling Station Locator, Advanced Filters, E85 Fueling Station Locations, accessed September 22, 2022.
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