National Grid overcharged City of Buffalo by $1M

Posted at 11:11 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 06:42:40-05

The City of Buffalo has been overcharged at least $1 million by National Grid, according to City Comptroller Mark Schroeder. 

The audit discovered 15 disputed charges to the city's utility bills, including one for $578,000 for 3,500 street lights that don't exist.

Officials from National Grid say that particular error was due to a data entry mistake and has since been fixed.

National Grid did issue a statement saying the money will be paid back in full.