This is one of those annoying tasks that no one thinks about doing ahead of time, but is crucial, as you don’t want to forget and end up paying the buyer’s electric bill for the first month.
Call or go online to let the utility companies know that you’re moving. Have all the utilities disconnected on the day of closing. Assuming your new home is within the same utility service area, have all utilities taken out of your name at your current home on the day of closing, and the accounts transferred to your new home.
See Utility Info & Useful Phone Numbers for important information of companies servicing this area.