Apr 20, 2022
Central Hudson Earns Highest Honors for Energy Efficiency, Emissions Reduction

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. is proud to receive the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. It is the fifth consecutive year Central Hudson has been recognized by the Energy Star Program and the first year receiving the highest honor of sustained excellence.

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.

The Central Hudson residential lighting program incentivized the purchase of 804,780 ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs and saved 32,300 megawatt hours (MWh) between Nov. 1, 2020, and Oct. 31, 2021. Since the beginning of the program, in 2016, over 2,300,000 ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs have been purchased and almost 94,000 MWh have been saved,or the equivalent energy us of more than 12,400 homes. Customers also purchased more than 1,600 ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats and approximately 600 electric heat pump water heaters with the help of incentives and rebate programs. Central Hudson’s New York State Clean Heat Program continues to offer incentives that can save customers thousands on ground and air-source heat pumps as well.

In addition, Central Hudson implemented contactless pickup to help recycle more than 1,900 refrigerators and freezers and provided incentives for the purchase of variable speed pool pumps.

“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”

“Central Hudson is fully committed to helping New York reach it’s nation-leading carbon reduction goals and energy efficiency programs are a highly cost-effective strategy to meet them,” said Charles A. Freni, President and CEO of Central Hudson. “We recognize the need to take meaningful action to protect the environment and we’re honored to have been recognized by the EPA and Department of Energy for our efforts.”

For a full list of Central Hudson’s residential and commercial energy efficiency programs and incentives, visit www.cenhud.com/my-energy/save-energy-money/.

For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.


About Central Hudson

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., is an energy delivery company headquartered in Poughkeepsie, New York. The utility serves approximately 309,000 electric and 84,000 natural gas customers in eight counties of New York State’s Mid-Hudson River Valley, delivering natural gas and electricity in a 2,600-square-mile service territory that extends north from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City to the Capital District around Albany.


Central Hudson supports local community service and business organizations, and also offers value-added products and services, including energy efficiency and economic development programs. For more information visit www.CentralHudson.com.





ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about         and https://www.energystar.gov/about/origins_mission/energy_star_numbers.