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Your insider’s guide to finding the best electricity rates and energy plans in Buffalo
If you’re a long-time resident, a new mover, a business owner, or need no-deposit electricity, this insider’s guide will help you determine your perfect energy plan in Buffalo.
Buffalo electricity rates
You have the power to choose your home’s energy provider in Buffalo.
ComparePower is a free consumer service established in 2009 to help residents of Buffalo search for their lowest-rate electricity plan.
Plan information is presented in a user-friendly format that enables quick and simple comparison of available plans and options.
Competing offers from many different energy providers are shown in a simple layout that makes evaluating alternatives simple and quick.
This allows Texas consumers to avoid hidden charges and advertising gimmicks by comparing plans “apples-to-apples” without throwing away hours and hours calling different energy companies or sorting through hundreds of websites.
71 Buffalo Electric Rates
These live rates for ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY service area were updated on . Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000 kWh.
Electricity price trends in Buffalo
Electricity in Buffalo has been deregulated. As an energy consumer, you can choose a retail electricity provider (your electricity provider), which gives you control and power over your energy bills.
Deregulation of energy in the state de-monopolized the electricity market for most of the state, the city of Buffalo included, which introduced lots of competition.
As a result, many excellent energy companies compete for your business in Buffalo by offering low prices, making it a great time to compare, switch, and save costs on your power statement.
As many as 60-100 energy companies compete for your account in Buffalo, with hundreds of plans to sort through.
Average electricity rates in Buffalo
Updated February 2024
The average residential electricity rate in Texas is 14.61 ¢/kWh, 9% less than the U.S. average.
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How to find the best energy plan in Buffalo
#1 rule: Usage is key!
Knowing the amount of energy you will consume each month is the best way to find a deal on electricity in Buffalo. Why is this so vital?
The “price per kWh” you see electricity providers advertising is for an exact monthly usage (usually 1000 kWh).
Every plan uses a different equation for how your monthly bill is computed, and your monthly bill will vary depending on how much energy you consume in a month.
Unless you match the advertised usage each month, you will end up paying a “price per kWh” different than what you saw when you signed up.
Thankfully, there’s a better way to choose your power rate.
Calculating your total monthly bill based on estimated monthly usage, then comparing options by total monthly cost is the best way to shop for the best rate for your household.
Even better, if you have 12 months of usage history for your home, you can compare plans by total annual cost. This annualized method considers the changes in usage between the summer and winter months and is the best way to find the right energy rate plan for your home.
ComparePower does all the complicated math for you instantly. What could take you hours inside a spreadsheet is now solved in seconds.
We put you in the driver’s seat, taking what would amount to hours of investigation, spreadsheets, and computations across hundreds of offers and navigating you step-by-step to the energy rate plan that’s best for your household’s consumption.
We clarify the fine print, disclosing all fees, so you’ll know exactly where your money is going and what to anticipate on your monthly bill.
We then help you sign up with your chosen electricity provider without ever having to leave our service.
The takeaway here is you must know your expected or historical usage before choosing the right energy plan for your home.
If you don’t know your usage, estimate
Suppose you recently purchased a home or business and cannot obtain 12 months of usage history. In that case, you can always estimate the average energy you will use in any given month.
While not as optimal as having all the previous 12 months of usage, estimating your average usage is better than blindly choosing the first plan you see advertised by an energy company at a specific usage that isn’t what you’ll consume.
Use ComparePower to shop for the best electricity plan for your specific usage.
Ready to find the best plan for your household? Enter your zip code to get started:
Moving to Buffalo: Setting up electricity
If this is your first time setting up electricity service in Buffalo, to get the best rate, you need to get the previous 12 months of energy usage for your new home.
Ask the previous homeowner to provide you with their past 12 months of usage.
This information is readily found in recent billing statements.
Acquiring usage for the past 12 months may take effort, but the time (and savings) will be well worth it.
Once you have historical usage, ComparePower will do the math instantly to help you find the best plan for your home’s usage pattern.
Note: If you can’t obtain a usage history, you can estimate your monthly usage instead. Utilize our “Help Me Choose” tool when you enter your zip code below, and we’ll help you evaluate your home’s usage.
Sign-up for a plan instantly through ComparePower. We will remind you when it’s time to come back to switch and save at the end of the plan length you decide on.
Ready to get started? Enter your zip code below, and we'll guide you to the best energy plan for your new home.
Switching electricity companies in Buffalo
Switching is good. Market conditions are constantly changing, so it is essential to shop for a lower price every year when your contract expires.
Your existing electricity provider will generally raise your energy rate once your contract expires. If you fail to take action, you’ll be left on a month-to-month rate that is significantly higher than the plan you signed up for.
Before renewing your contract, shop the rates of competing energy companies.
Switching can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars yearly on your energy bill.
Switching is easy:
- You don’t have to contact your current company to cancel (no “break-up call”)
- No one comes to your home
- There is no disruption in your power supply
- It takes just minutes
When you make the switch, your new energy provider will handle everything for you, including canceling service with your previous provider.
There is no loss of power when you switch. Electricity in Buffalo is all delivered by the Oncor Transmission and Distribution Utility.
The wires and poles that deliver power to your home do not change when you switch electricity providers. Therefore the reliability of your service is not affected.
You can choose any date up to 14 days before your current contract’s end date without an “early cancellation” penalty. That’s Texas Law.
If you’re still under contract, find out how many months remain on your contract. You can set a future start date with most companies up to 6o days in advance.
The amount saved each month by switching to a different electricity company may outweigh the one-time fee to get out of your contract early.
For help with this, you can send us your latest energy bill via email, and one of our professional team members will contact you shortly to discuss your best options.
If you’re ready to switch and want to know how to find the best plan, remember that knowing your usage is the best way to find the lowest rate.
You will want to gather your historical usage for the past 12 months to determine your household’s best plan with the lowest rate.
Ready to find the best plan for your household's usage? Enter your zip code to get started:
Buffalo energy companies
Looking for a great electric company in Buffalo?
You can enroll for service with great companies such as TXU Energy, Reliant, Direct Energy, and more.
To sign up, learn more, or view current rates, click on your chosen company.
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No-deposit electricity plans in Buffalo
If you need to find an energy plan in Buffalo that requires no deposit, we can help.
If your first plan selection charges a deposit, ComparePower will automatically show you other plans available without a deposit.
Instead of calling many electric companies or browsing through websites to determine if different electricity companies require a deposit, this will save you tremendous time and effort.
Working for you, we will instantly review any deposit obligations for other plans, allowing you to get power and return to your regular activities stress-free.
Learn how to get no-deposit lights.
You may be eligible to waive the deposit if you meet one of the Texas Public Utility Commission §25.478 – Credit Requirements and Deposits.
If you have any questions about deposit waivers, you can contact us. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.
Get your lights turned on the same day with No Deposit. Enter your zip code to get started:
Buffalo business electricity plans
If you run a business in Buffalo, you’re not alone.
Buffalo is home to many small and large businesses and is a great place to run a company.
You need to shop for rates from competing providers to lower your energy bill.
ComparePower bridges the gap between your business and energy companies by inviting various energy companies to compete for your business in a sealed bid process.
You submit your information on ComparePower, and the companies will present their bids. You choose the cheapest rate. Simple, quick, and easy.
Click here to get competing quotes for your business electricity.
To learn more about smart meters or to download your electricity usage, visit Smart Meter Texas.
To report an issue with your electricity service or power outages in Buffalo, visit the Oncor website or call them at 1-800-242-9113.
For gas service in Buffalo, call or visit Buffalo’s official city website to determine who your provider is.
In Buffalo, water, garbage, sewer, and recycling services are usually handled by the City of Buffalo.
Other utility service areas in Texas
Not in the Oncor Service area? Search low electricity rates by service area and local utility company.
Click on your Texas Distribution Utility (TDU) below to compare electricity rates in your service area.
Don’t know your TDU? Use our zip code finder to search for your new low rate:
View electricity prices for zip codes in Buffalo
Find cheap electricity rates by zip code. Click on your zip code below to find competitive rates in your area.
View electricity prices for cities near Buffalo
Are you looking for a cheap electricity rate in another city? Find your city below and click to sign up for a low-cost electricity plan.
If your city is not on the list, use the zip code finder for a rate lower than what you currently pay in your city.
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