COVID-19 and Our Response

We are prepared and will continue to provide safe and reliable service

Your safety and the safety of our communities is our priority. As the situation surrounding the coronavirus continues to evolve, we are taking extra measures to ensure the ongoing safety of our customers and employees. And, we are implementing plans to maintain safe, reliable service to you.

Latest Update

United Illuminating crews are working to maintain safe, reliable service throughout the public health crisis. If you see our trucks, crews and contractors in your community, please remember that they are essential personnel — and put safety first. Observe marked work zones. Maintain a safe social distance, and please do not approach employees as they work.


If your electricity is out, report it online, or by calling 800.722.5584. We’ll restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Always stay away from downed power lines.


  Maintaining Safe and Reliable Service for You

  • Our Comprehensive Emergency Response Plan has been activated - We are committed to maintaining your service.
  • Service connections – We have implemented additional safety practices for our crews and will continue to turn on or off your service if you need to move.


     Online Account Management Tools

We strongly encourage you to use our digital tools:

     Help With Bills

  • We have suspended late payment charges.
  • We have suspended all disconnections for non-payment.
  • We have suspended re-connection fees.
  • We have suspended requests for security deposits.
  • Please call us if you would like to discuss your account and manage your payments.
  • The COVID-19 Payment Program is available to you and offers payment plans up to 24 months, with no down payments, fees or interest is available. page or call to learn more.
  • You may qualify for assistance. Please visit our Help With Bill page or call to learn more.
  • Operation Fuel. You can bring emergency assistance to low-income working people, the elderly or the ill who have difficulty paying their energy bills. This non-profit program is funded by state-wide contributions from customers like you.

     Service Adjustments

  • Service visits: We have suspended all non-essential work that would require entry into customer homes. 
  • Pay in Person: We encourage you to pay online. If you must pay in person, please confirm whether locations are open before traveling.
  • Energy Efficiency Programs: We have temporarily paused all energy efficiency programs requiring a visit to your home or business.
  • Scam Alert: We have recently received reports of scammers attempting to take advantage of the current public health crisis. We urge customers to be on the alert.

Learn more about how to protect yourself from scams.

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