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We provide a number of convenient Payment Options for customers to
pay their electric and natural gas utility bill:

Pay Through U.S. Mail
Return Bill Stub and Check in Return Envelope Provided.

Mail to:
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
284 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Receive your bills electronically and pay electronically from your bank account. Click the following link to learn more about eBills or click here to sign up for eBills.

Direct Pay
You will continue to receive a paper bill by mail, but your payment will be automatically deducted from your bank account. Click Here to print a Direct Pay Enrollment Form.

Budget Billing
To avoid the seasonal unpredictability of energy bills that can be caused by hot or cold weather extremes, Budget Billing spreads your electric and natural gas bill payments evenly over 12 months (rather than our usual every-other-month billing plan.) Your monthly budget payments will be uniform for 11 months, based on your usage history. The bill for the 12th month will include a plus-or-minus adjustment to reflect the actual usage and price for the year. Click here to request budget billing.

Credit/Debit Card
Pay your bill online using your Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or Debit Card. This is a fast, secure & easy way to pay your bill. Please note that there is a Convenience Fee paid to a Third Party Payment Processor for using this method of payment.
» Pay using your Credit/Debit Card Online
» Pay by phone: Please dial 1 (888) 909-4634

ezPay One-Time Payment
Click here to make a one-time payment. You'll need to enter your 11 digit customer account number and your banking account information. If you are on eBills, use that option instead.

Pay by Phone
Call Central Hudson's automated phone system at 452-2700 or, for calls from outside the 845 area code only, 1-800-527-2714. Have your Central Hudson account number and bank account information handy.

Pay in Person
Click Here for a listing of Convenient Bill Payment Locations throughout our service territory.

Payment Assistance
Central Hudson offers billing and payment assistance that can help reduce the impact of higher costs associated with your energy bills. Payment Options and Special Assistance Programs are available here.

Gift Certificate Program
You may purchase a gift certificate in any dollar amount for any Central Hudson customer you know who could use a little help paying their utility bill. When you make the purchase, you may choose to remain anonymous, or we will prepare an announcement card, which will be mailed to the recipient of your gift.  Please return the application , along with your check.  Or you may call Customer Account Services at 845-452-2700. (Or call our automated phone system at (845) 452-2700, or 800-527-2714, and press "0" (zero) to speak with a customer service representative.)

Time-of-Use Billing
Time-of-Use is an optional billing method for residential customers to purchase their electricity based on when the actual use of electricity occurs. Time-of-Use pricing charges customers lower prices for electricity used during periods of low overall electric demand (off-peak hours) and higher prices during periods of higher electric demand (on-peak hours). By shifting the consumption of electricity to periods of lower demand, customers can take advantage of lower-cost energy. For more information on Time-of-Use Billing click here.