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Sources: Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, like the rest of New York, gets most of its energy from 3 main sources: natural gas, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power. Buffalo is on the Niagara River which is home to the Robert Moses Niagara plant, the biggest plant of its kind in the eastern US. While hydroelectric power makes up 80% of the renewable energy production in the state, most new renewable energy comes from solar and wind installations. New York consumes more energy than it produces so it must import energy from other states and Canada. For more information on Buffalo energy sources, see the graph below.

Sources for Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • 80% of the renewable energy produced in the state comes from hydroelectric power
    • ¾ of energy generation comes from natural gas and nuclear power
    • Most of the new renewable energy production comes from wind energy installations
    • Biomass and coal make up a small percentage of energy generation in NY


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