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If you know your Central Hudson account number you can also choose to pay online by checking account or by credit/debit card without logging in. However, the billing and payment information provided will be limited to your payment due date and amount due when choosing these methods. Detailed billing, payment and energy usage information is only available when logged in. Card payments cannot exceed $5,000 or five payments per residential account and $10,000 or five payments per non residential account within a 26-day rolling period.

 

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Pay online

This secure way of paying your Central Hudson bill is available 24 hours a day for both residential and commercial customers. You can use your Visa, Discover, Mastercard, American Express or debit card.

Please note that as part of our payment policy, card payments cannot exceed $5,000 or five payments for residential accounts within a 26-day rolling period. Card payments for commercial accounts cannot exceed $10,000 or five payments within a 26-day rolling period.

Option 1: 
Log in or register to pay by checking account or credit/debit card with access to your billing and payment history.

Option 2: If you know your Central Hudson account number you can also pay online without logging in by checking account or credit/debit card. However, the billing and payment information provided will be limited to your next payment due date and amount due when choosing these methods. 

IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR CARD PAYERS: Because our secure card payment portal is hosted by a 3rd party payment processing agent, your account balance listed there is updated as of your last bill issued. 
In some instances this may not reflect recent charges applied or payments made. Click here to confirm your balance. Card payments cannot exceed $5,000 or five payments for residential accounts within a 26-day rolling period, and $10,000 or five payments for commercial accounts within a 26-day rolling period. Payments made after 8 p.m. or on the weekend may take up to 2 business days to process. 


Please pay your Central Hudson bill before the due date to avoid incurring a late payment charge. Central Hudson does not guarantee a payment that is made online will avoid a late payment charge. Payments made after 8 p.m. or on the weekend will be processed in 2 business days. For more information on credit card payments, read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  page.


Direct Pay (automatic payments)

Direct Pay is our automatic payment option. You will continue to receive billing statements, but your payment will be automatically deducted from your bank account.
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to sign up.


Pay in person

Click here for a listing of convenient bill payment locations throughout our service territory.


Pay via text

Click here to sign up for text alerts and pay your account balance using your checking account.



Automated phone system

To make a checking account payment by phone:
Call 845-452-2700, or if calling from outside the 845 area code only, call us toll free at 1-800-527-2714. Press 3 on the first menu, then press 2 on the next menu. Be sure to have your Central Hudson account number and bank account information available.

To make a credit/debit card payment by phone:
Call 1-888-909-4634. Card payments cannot exceed $5,000 or five payments per residential account or $10,000 or five payments per non-residential account within a 26-day rolling period. You can use your Visa, Discover, Mastercard, American Express or debit card.


Pay by mail

Return the bill stub and your check in the return envelope provided. Mail to:
Central Hudson Gas & Electric
284 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Alternative Billing Options

eBills

Go paperless! Receive your bills electronically with eBills instead. With eBills you receive, view, and pay your energy bill online. We send you an email when each bill is ready for your review and action. No more paper bills, envelopes or postage stamps. It’s the green, environmentally friendly way to go. Sign up for eBills


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.


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 by, for example, using appliances or recharging electric cars during off-peak hours, customers can take advantage of lower-cost energy. It's important, however, to adequately shift power use to off-peak periods to avoid higher charges and save money. For more information on Time-of-Use Billing click here

Payment Assistance Programs

We understand that keeping your account current may sometimes require a little extra time or financial assistance. If you need help, review our Payment Assistance Programs page to identify programs that may be available to assist you.