Skip to Content

Location: Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY is on the eastern shore of the Erie river and on the Niagara River. The city is home to 256,164 residents and has a metro area of over 1 million people. Due to high energy costs in the 1990s, New York was looking for a way to increase competition and drive down energy rates for the residents of NY. In 1996, the state passed energy deregulation laws giving Buffalo residents, along with the rest of the state, a choice to shop and switch energy rates. For more information on Buffalo, NY energy rates and information on Buffalo energy market, see the information below.

Check Out Our Latest New York Video

Usage for Buffalo, New York

Monthly average household energy usage in NY compared to the national average.

Rates for Buffalo, New York

Home and business owners in Buffalo, NY have the option of switching electricity providers which can significantly lower your electricity bill. Here are some of the top plans in your area:

Best RateTop Pick
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
6 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Clearview Energy

Clear Green Guarantee 6

100% Renewable Sources
Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924


Guaranteed Renewable 12

100% Renewable Sources
Plan Details

Solar Score for Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY Solar Score: 32

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Buffalo, NY residents and businesses of 15/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:

  • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
  • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
  • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.

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


Looking for a specific city in New York? Check out our featured cities below for more specific energy usage information.


Compare Electricity is dedicated to keeping you current and up to date with industry leading research. View all the latest news, articles and videos for your location below:

Back to top