Erie County, New York Electric Profile

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The use of non-renewable fuels in electricity production in Erie County has been reduced by 12.90% within the past 12 months.

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There was a 8.96% increase in CO2 emissions per capita during the preceding year in Erie County.

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Erie County produces 33,505 megawatt hours from solar energy, ranking it 326th in the United States out of 3220 counties for total megawatt hours produced by solar power.

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Erie County generates 0.22 megawatt hours per capita per year, making it the 48 highest county out of 62 counties in New York for production per capita.

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Erie County is 1347th in the US out of 3220 counties for renewable electricity production per capita, at 0.19 megawatt hours per person per year.

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Residents of Erie County are paying, on average, 3.54% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the nationwide average, at 13.93 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    6,610,989 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    7.2 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    200,054 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    178,049 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    22,005 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.22 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,411,058,667 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,535.93 kg

Buffalo, NY Electric Overview

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Buffalo's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 14.74 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 21.79% lower than the average state rate of 18.85 cents and 9.62% more than the US average of 13.45 cents. With 2,305 residential customers, National Grid is the largest vendor in the city. The city is faced with an average of 0.75 power outages per customer per year. These outages go on for an average of 165.34 minutes. In comparison, the US average is 1.21 outages per customer and 122.99 minutes per outage.

Around 1,544.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 243rd highest polluter in New York out of 1195 cities. A total of 396,007,527.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 2nd worst in New York for total pollution from electricity use. The city has the 66th highest electricity generation plant of any city in New York, with one total plant. This is the 162nd most power plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Buffalo

Buffalo residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.109/kWh$114.20/mo.$60.86/mo.
544th13.75¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Buffalo
324th$89.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Buffalo Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Buffalo, New York

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National GridBUNDLED13.7589.98No DataIcon representing missing value.10,431,7591,433,858,395

Zips with electric coverage in Buffalo, New York include: 14215, 14225, 14207, 14213, 14220, 14211, 14216, 14223, 14206, 14214, 14218 and 9 other zip code(s).

Cheektowaga CDP, NY Electric Overview

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On average, Cheektowaga CDP's residential electricity price is 13.84 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, thankfully for their inhabitants, 26.57% less than New York's average price of 18.85 cents, which ranks the city 484th out of 1195 cities in the state for best average electricity rate. Selling 11,141.71 megawatt hours, National Grid is the largest supplier in the city. The average residential electric bill for a citizen in the city is $97.49 per month, while the US average is $120.24. Customers in the city enjoy a 14.85% markdown compared to the rest of the country.

Electricity use in Cheektowaga CDP results in the release of 113,855,252.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 14th highest in the state out of 1195 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 243rd worst in the state for emissions per person. The city is home to no power generation plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Cheektowaga CDP

Cheektowaga CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.146/kWh$0.108/kWh$113.90/mo.$64.40/mo.
494th12.87¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Cheektowaga CDP
515th$90.45Average residential monthly electricity bill for Cheektowaga CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Cheektowaga CDP, New York

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National GridBUNDLED13.7589.98No DataIcon representing missing value.10,431,7591,433,858,395
New York State Electric & GasBUNDLED12.1190.86No DataIcon representing missing value.6,016,539728,697,874

Zips with electric coverage in Cheektowaga CDP, New York include: 14221, 14215, 14224, 14225, 14226, 14043, 14211, 14227, 14206

Tonawanda CDP, NY Electric Overview

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Tonawanda CDP's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 14.74 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is less than the state average price of 18.85 cents per kilowatt hour it is higher than the nationwide average of 13.45 cents. National Grid has 973 residential customers, which is more than any other electricity provider who operates in the city. Consumers in the city deal with 0.75 power outages per year, with outages lasting around 165.34 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

On average, Tonawanda CDP residents emit 1,544.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions from the consumption of electricity, which makes it the 243rd highest polluting city out of 1195 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. With total emissions of 88,050,223.26 kilograms, the city ranks 22nd worst in New York for total pollution from electricity consumption. There are no electricity generation plants in The city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Tonawanda CDP

Tonawanda CDP residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.154/kWh$0.109/kWh$114.20/mo.$60.86/mo.
544th13.75¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Tonawanda CDP
324th$89.98Average residential monthly electricity bill for Tonawanda CDP Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Tonawanda CDP, New York

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National GridBUNDLED13.7589.98No DataIcon representing missing value.10,431,7591,433,858,395

Zips with electric coverage in Tonawanda CDP, New York include: 14150, 14207, 14217, 14223

Energy Production in Erie County, New York

Power Plants in Erie County, New York

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Steel Winds Wind FarmTerraForm Power (100.00%)
Lackawanna NY Wind 51,698No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
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Chaffee Gas RecoveryWM Renewable Energy LLC (100.00%)
Erie County NY Landfill Gas 38,17123,498,253.74615.6No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Indeck Yerkes Energy CenterIndeck-Yerkes Ltd Partnership (100.00%)
Tonawanda NY Natural Gas 22,00512,000,421.02545.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lackawanna NY Solar 4,505No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
AES Tonawanda Solar LLCAES Distributed Energy (100.00%)
Tonawanda NY Solar 3,045No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Seneca Nation Cattaraugus Wind TurbineSeneca Nation (100.00%)
Erie County NY Wind 2,977No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Steel Sun 2: 2303-III-4 Hamburg TpkeBQ Energy (6.00%)1951 Hamburg Turnpike, LLC (6.00%)Jarlene Development LLC (76.00%)Renewable Strategies LLC (6.00%)JSF Energy, LLC (6.00%)
Lackawanna NY Solar 1,980No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Steel Sun 2: 2303-III-2 Hamburg TpkeRenewable Strategies LLC (6.00%)1951 Hamburg Turnpike, LLC (6.00%)JSF Energy, LLC (6.00%)Jarlene Development LLC (76.00%)BQ Energy (6.00%)
Hamburg NY Solar 1,951No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Steel Sun 2: 2303-III-9 Hamburg TpkeRenewable Strategies LLC (6.00%)JSF Energy, LLC (6.00%)Jarlene Development LLC (76.00%)BQ Energy (6.00%)1951 Hamburg Turnpike, LLC (6.00%)
Lackawanna NY Solar 1,260No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Erie County, New York Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 7th highest ranked county out of 62 counties in New York, Erie County emits 1,411,058,667.38 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use. This total equates to 1,535.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident, so the county ranks 2665th worst in the United States for pollution per capita. Wind makes up 53.17% of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in Erie County. Secondary fuels used during electricity generation include Landfill Gas at 19.08% and Solar at 16.75% of production. There are 10 power generation plants in Erie County, which is the 168th most power plants in a county in the nation and equates to the 1868th highest amount of power plants per person.

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53.17%
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19.08%
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16.75%
NATURAL GAS
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11.00%

Erie County, New York Net Metering

Approximately 100.00% of the electric providers in Erie County offer net metering to their consumers. Residents of New York have pretty good net metering laws and regulations that allow them to take advantage of additional benefits of personal solar.

Energy Loss

Energy loss in Erie County is about 6.20% of all energy transmitted by the 2 companies that operate in the county and also report energy loss. The national average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Erie County a rank of 21st best in New York out of 62.

Power Companies in Erie County, New York

Providers In Each City in Erie County:

  • Akron, New York:
    • National Grid: 20.24%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 20.24%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.24%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.24%
    • Akron Electric: 19.05%
  • Alden, New York:
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 20.48%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 20.48%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.48%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.48%
    • National Grid: 18.08%
  • Angola, New York:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • National Grid: 25.00%
  • Blasdell, New York:
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • National Grid: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
  • Buffalo, New York:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • National Grid: 25.00%
  • Depew, New York:
    • National Grid: 1.97%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 24.51%
    • Ambit Energy: 24.51%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 24.51%
    • Sunwave Energy: 24.51%
  • East Aurora, New York:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 25.00%
  • Farnham, New York:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • National Grid: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
  • Gowanda, New York:
    • National Grid: 18.87%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 18.87%
    • Ambit Energy: 18.87%
    • Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative: 12.25%
    • Sunwave Energy: 18.87%
    • Valley Village Power: 12.25%
  • Hamburg, New York:
    • Abest Power & Gas: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 20.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • National Grid: 20.00%
  • Kenmore, New York:
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • National Grid: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
  • Lackawanna, New York:
    • National Grid: 24.72%
    • Sunwave Energy: 24.72%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 24.72%
    • Ambit Energy: 24.72%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 1.13%
  • Lancaster, New York:
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
  • North Collins, New York:
    • Abest Power & Gas: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 20.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • National Grid: 20.00%
  • Orchard Park, New York:
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
  • Sloan, New York:
    • Ambit Energy: 22.08%
    • National Grid: 22.08%
    • Sunwave Energy: 22.08%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 11.67%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 22.08%
  • Springville, New York:
    • Abest Power & Gas: 21.54%
    • Sunwave Energy: 21.54%
    • Springville Utilities: 13.83%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 21.54%
    • Ambit Energy: 21.54%
  • Tonawanda, New York:
    • National Grid: 25.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 25.00%
    • Abest Power & Gas: 25.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 25.00%
  • Williamsville, New York:
    • Abest Power & Gas: 24.68%
    • Ambit Energy: 24.68%
    • New York State Electric & Gas: 1.30%
    • Sunwave Energy: 24.68%
    • National Grid: 24.68%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Erie County, New York?

By total customer count, National Grid is the largest electricity provider in Erie County, New York.

How many electric companies offer service in Erie County, New York?

Erie County, New York has 2 electricity companies serving customers in the area.

How many power plants are within Erie County, New York?

Erie County, New York is home to 10 active power plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Which electricity companies offer service in Erie County, New York?

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1National Grid31,217
2New York State Electric & Gas29,160

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16