Gas rate structure

Pursuant to the Commission Order in Case 20-G-0429, Central Hudson will start implementing the first three years of a planned five-year phase-out of gas declining block rates for residential (service Classifications Nos. 1 and 12) and commercial customers (Service Classification Nos. 2, 6 and 13). Following the first three years, the phase-out of gas declining block rates will be paused at Rate Year 3 levels. The implementation of the remaining two-year phase-out of gas declining block rates will be considered within a future rate plan. Elimination of the declining block rates and a move toward a flat rate structure would promote the state’s long-term energy efficiency policy by removing any incentive for customers to benefit from decreased rates for increased usage. The current declining block rate structure limits the ability of lower usage customers to achieve bill savings through energy efficiency or conservation measures.

Currently approved monthly gas base delivery rates

      Current rates

Rate Year 1
July 1, 2021

Rate Year 2
July 1, 2022

Rate Year 3
July 1, 2023

SC No. 1 & 12 Billing Block 1 First 2 Ccf $24.25 $24.25 $24.25 $24.25
  Billing Block 2 per Ccf Next 48 Ccf $1.3593 $1.3650 $1.3890 1.3625
  Billing Block 3 per Ccf Additional $0.6248 $0.7142 $0.8113 $0.9479
SC No. 2, 6 & 13 Billing Block 1 First 2 Ccf $39.00 $39.00 $39.00 $39.00
  Billing Block 2 per Ccf Next 98 Ccf $0.6919 $0.6800 $0.6185 $0.5609
  Billing Block 3 per Ccf Next 4900 Ccf $0.4129 $0.4753 $0.5106 $0.5420
  Billing Block 4 per Ccf Additional $0.3345 $0.3751 $0.4265 $0.4805

 

Estimated residential and commercial total bill impacts with declining block rate structure

Residential average annual use of 870 Ccf      
  Rate Year 1 Rate Year 2 Rate Year 3
$ Total bill increase $19.70 $26.04 $18.03
% Total bill increase 1.23% 1.60% 1.09%

 

Non-Residential average annual use of 5770 Ccf      
  Rate Year 1 Rate Year 2 Rate Year 3
$ Total bill increase $(12.54) $26.90 $16.62
% Total bill increase -0.21% 0.44% 0.27%

 

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