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Community Choice Aggregation

You Can Choose your Electricity and Natural Gas Supplier

As a result of deregulation in New York, you have the option to choose who will be your energy supplier. But regardless who you purchase your supply of energy from, Central Hudson will be your regulated energy delivery company in the Hudson Valley region.

What is Customer Energy Choice?

Customer Energy Choice provides electric and natural gas customers the opportunity to purchase their energy supply from independent marketers rather than through their utility.

Previously, your electricity and natural gas had been supplied and delivered by Central Hudson at prices regulated by the New York State Public Service Commission. But in the newly competitive electric and natural gas markets, this has changed. Energy service companies can now supply your electricity and natural gas at market-based prices, and you will be able to choose your energy supplier from among these companies. Central Hudson believes that all customers should have the choice to select a supplier who can best meet their needs. We will also continue to offer you the option to purchase your electricity and natural gas from Central Hudson, as you have in the past.

No matter which supplier you select, Central Hudson will continue to operate and maintain the delivery system of wires and pipes that brings energy to your home or business. We'll still be there to answer your calls and respond when storms and other emergencies interrupt service. And, we'll still be here as a committed corporate citizen doing what we can to help the communities we have served for more than a century.

Concerned about Supply Price Variability? Consider Fixed Price Options

Winter weather brings the colder temperatures that increase energy usage, which may lead to the potential for higher supply prices and energy bills. At Central Hudson, we’ve taken steps to help manage the unpredictability of electricity and gas supply prices during winter months when weather and other factors may significantly impact wholesale market prices. But if you prefer greater price certainty for electricity or natural gas supply, research the many fixed price and other alternative supply offerings available from the numerous qualified Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) that offer such options. You may find a list of all ESCOs on our website, or the New York State Power to Choose website. While fixed price options may not necessarily result in the lowest given supply price during any season, they can provide the peace of mind that helps to better manage your household budget.