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Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Electric and natural gas company in New York

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About Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Founded in 1900, Central Hudson Gas & Electric delivers electricity to over 300,000 residential and business customers in New York’s Mid-Hudson River Valley. Extending from the New York City suburbs in the south to Albany in the north, its service area includes Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Beacon, and Kingston.

As a utility company, Central Hudson is responsible for delivering energy and maintaining infrastructure, as well as selling electricity to customers who choose not to sign up with an independent ESCO. This is because New York’s electricity market is deregulated, so consumers can choose between the utility company and independent suppliers. Enter your ZIP code to see electricity rates and plans from ESCOs in your area.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 7/1/2020 for utility Central Hudson. Rates may have changed since this date. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Understanding deregulated energy

In New York, energy service companies, or ESCOs, compete with each other and the utility company to offer electricity consumers the lowest rates and best energy plan options. This can seem confusing at first but gives you the opportunity to make your own choices about your energy supply. Let’s get started:

What is an ESCO and how is it different from my utility company?

An ESCO, or an energy service company, is an independent electricity provider. Consumers can choose to purchase electricity from an ESCO if they prefer its plan options or energy rates. These companies only sell energy – the utility company remains in charge of delivery and power lines.

A utility company is assigned to a specific service area and manages energy delivery and maintenance in that area. This is the company you are automatically enrolled with if you do not choose an ESCO.

What energy service companies are available in my area?

There are many ESCOs to choose from in New York, including Constellation, Public Power, and Clearview Energy. Choose Energy has relationships with top energy providers across the country so we can offer you the best selection of rates and plans for your home or business. To learn more about what these ESCOs and others are offering in your area, enter your ZIP code above.

What is my rate to compare?

A rate to compare, also called a price to compare, is what you will pay if you choose to stay with your utility company for your electric service. It is listed in cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) on your last bill. This allows you to better compare offers from ESCOs to see if they are offering lower rates than your utility company does.

Contact Central Hudson Gas & Electric

If you sign up for electricity service with an ESCO, you will need to contact that provider for questions about your energy plan or bill. If you purchase electricity from Central Hudson, log in to your account or contact customer service below. Remember, all consumers still report outages to Central Hudson even if you purchase electricity from an ESCO.

  • To pay your Central Hudson bill and manage your service, log in here.
  • Report outages and check states in Central Hudson’s outage center.
  • Contact Central Hudson customer service at 1-845-452-2700 or by email.