United Illuminating (UI)

Connecticut utility customers supporting clean, renewable energy

50% Regional Wind / 50% National Wind

United Illuminating customers now have the power to improve the environment, increase national energy security and independence, and encourage the growth of regional renewable energy resources.

RECs purchased by Sterling Planet under this program in 2019 supported the following facilities:
    • Wind – Settlers Trail Wind Farm (IL)
    • Wind – Pioneer Trail Wind Farm (IL)
    • Wind – Red Pines Wind Project (MN)
    • Wind – Black Oak Wind Farm (MN)
    • Wind – Mariah del Norte (TX)

Why participate?

Vote with your dollars to build an American renewable energy infrastructure. By opting for renewable energy certificates (RECs) through Sterling Planet you will help sustain existing New England or other regional wind facilities. Your purchase also helps developers invest in new green power projects.

It’s a simple way to make a significant difference. Takes less than a minute to sign up right here on this page.

Here’s how it works:

Sterling CT Choice adds a charge of about 26¢ per day (for an average house using 700 kWh/month) to your electric bill.

This renewable energy premium offsets the gap between the production of fossil fuel based electricity and the clean energy described above.

All sales are annually verified by the State of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).

How will I be billed?

After signing up with Sterling Planet, you will see an additional charge for 1.15¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on your Eversource electric bill. You will never receive an extra statement.

Does my purchase mean I’m using renewable energy to power my home or business?

Not directly. Your purchase guarantees that clean, renewable energy is being placed on the electric grid, raising the percentage of renewable energy used overall.