Mar 28, 2023
Central Hudson Earns Highest Honors for Energy Efficiency, Emissions Reduction

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. is proud to receive the 2023 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 sixth consecutive year Central Hudson has been recognized by the Energy Star Program and the second 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 684,027 ENERGY STAR certified LEDs and saved 25,802 MWh between Nov. 1, 2021, and Oct. 31, 2022. Close to 3,000,000 ENERGY STAR certified LEDs have been incentivized since the beginning of the program in 2016, and almost 120,000 MWh have been saved. Customers also purchased more than 600 ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats and more than 630 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 helped recycle more than 2,000 refrigerators and freezers and provided incentives for the purchase of variable speed pool pumps.

“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”

“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 Christopher Capone, President and CEO of Central Hudson. “The programs and incentives provided to our customers have a real impact and we’re honored to be recognized by the EPA for these efforts.”

For a full list of Central Hudson’s residential and commercial energy efficiency programs and incentives, visit

For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit


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



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:         and


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