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Buffalo is the second most populous city in New York State, with 261,310 residents. The city’s high demand for affordable energy is due to winter temperatures that are below freezing and humid summers with temperatures reaching the high 80’s and low 90’s on occasion.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 7/2/2020 for ZIP Code 14201. Rates may have changed since this date. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Buffalo energy deregulation

The New York State Public Service Commission began giving Buffalo residents more choice in energy providers after deregulation legislation went into effect in 1996. Under this legislation, your local utility still delivers energy to your home or business, but consumers can compare plans from different energy suppliers to find the right one for them. Energy deregulation in Buffalo has led to greater competition between energy suppliers. Buffalo residents can choose from several suppliers and look for the most competitive rates.

Buffalo utility companies & energy providers

Before the enactment of deregulation legislation, one utility (or wires) company took care of selling, distributing and transmitting energy to residents. After deregulation was enacted, the wires company in Buffalo continued to transmit and distribute energy, while other providers handled energy sales and payments for residents. National Grid (Niagara Mohawk) is the primary utility service zone for Buffalo. This company, which serves 3.4 million Americans in five states, is not the only option for consumers in this area, though. Choose Energy partners with the most affordable and efficient energy providers in Buffalo, such as Constellation, and Public Power. The companies provides several choices to help customers find better prices and to encourage competition among suppliers.

Buffalo renewable energy

With an eleven percent renewable energy rate, New York ranks fifth in the United States for electricity generated by renewable resources. The New York State Department of Environmental Protection has set a goal of increasing that percentage to 40 percent by 2030. With a high demand for eco-friendly energy, Buffalo has been able to maintain current standards and is in a good position to help the state reach the 40 percent increase goal by 2030. Electric power generation is the biggest renewable energy option in New York. The state government also encourages renewable energy use through a number of state policies, including the Renewable Portfolio Standard and Renewable Energy Incentives. Choose Energy offers several reliable renewable energy suppliers in Buffalo, such as North American Power, for consumers to choose from.

Updated: 4/4/2019