Central Hudson Electricity Rates and Plans

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is a utility company that provides electricity and natural gas to customers in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. Based in Poughkeepsie, NY, Central Hudson serves approximately 300,000 electric customers and 75,000 natural gas customers across its service territory. The company operates a network of power plants, transmission lines, and substations to deliver reliable and affordable energy to its customers. Central Hudson is regulated by the New York State Public Service Commission, which oversees the company's rates, operations, and customer service. The utility is committed to promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy, offering various programs and incentives to help customers save energy, reduce their bills, and contribute to a cleaner environment.



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Central Hudson Energy Sources

Central Hudson's energy comes from hydroelectric, natural gas, solar, other fossil, biomass, and oil. Hydroelectric is the largest source of electricity, providing 48% of Central Hudson's energy. Natural Gas is the second largest source, making up 28%. Solar provides 14% of Central Hudson's electricity. Other Fossil provides 4% of Central Hudson's electricity. Biomass provides 3% of Central Hudson's electricity. Oil provides 2% of Central Hudson's electricity.




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Central Hudson Rates

The average electricity rate for Central Hudson customers is 18.53 cents/kWh. Central Hudson has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
S.C. No. 6 Residential Time-of-Use (initiated after 12/1/17)TOU16¢ to 26¢
S.C. No. 1 Residential (Unbundled)Fixed10¢
S.C. No. 1 ResidentialFixed21¢
S.C. No. 6 Residential Time-of-Use (Unbundled) (initiated after 12/1/17)TOU9¢ to 10¢
S.C. No. 6 Residential Time-of-Use (Unbundled) (initiated before 12/1/17) - Closed RateTOU4¢ to 13¢

Central Hudson Electricity Plans

The price to compare for Central Hudson is 7.43¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,150 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Verde Energy

New York Green 12

cheapestcheapest renewablecheapest 12 months
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10.79¢12 monthsChoose Plan

Central Hudson Reliability

In 2021, there were no outages recorded in Central Hudson.

Central Hudson Incentives

Central Hudson can help you upgrade appliances and smart devices in your home.

Light BulbsStandard LEDs - Up to $2Central Hudson Gas & Electric CorpSee Details
Smart Thermostats$50Central Hudson Gas & Electric CorpSee Details
Heat Pump Water Heaters$1,000Central Hudson Gas & Electric CorpSee Details
Smart Thermostats$50Central Hudson Gas & Electric CorpSee Details
Air-Source Heat Pump - Split SystemsUp to $1,000/10,000 Btu/h of maximum heating capacityCentral Hudson Gas & Electric CorpSee Details
Ductless Heat Pump (mini & multi split) SystemsUp to $1,000/10,000 Btu/h of maximum heating capacityCentral Hudson Gas & Electric CorpSee Details
Smart Thermostats$50Central Hudson Gas & Electric CorpSee Details


Existing Net metered Customers: Generally credited to customer's next bill at retail rate (except avoided-cost rate for micro-CHP and fuel cells); excess for residential PV and wind and farm-based biogas is reconciled annually at avoided-cost rate; excess for micro-hydro, non-residential wind and solar, and residential micro-CHP and fuel cells carries over indefinitely Phase One transition tariffs: Credits carried over to the next monthly billing period, and over annual periods, however unused credits will be forfeited at the end of the contract.

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