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Commercial Demand Response
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Become part of a solution to alleviate the high demand for electricity that occurs during times of peak demand. By enrolling in one of Central Hudson's demand response propgrams you can help minimize the need for costly upgrades to our power grid and enjoy substantial rewards.

Targeted Demand Response (TDR) Program:
Central Hudson Targeted Demand Response Map

Central Hudson is offering its best commercial & industrial demand response incentive program exclusively to customers located in specific energy constrained areas. Through the TDR program, participating commercial & industrial customers can commit to reduce their electricity usage at critical times, and get paid $6.82 per kW of load reduction each month of participation (June through September). Customers must be located in an eligible program area and have interval metering installed to participate.

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Commercial System Relief Program (CSRP):

Through the CSRP program, commercial & industrial customers anywhere in the Central Hudson service territory can commit to reduce their electricity usage during peak periods when called upon by Central Hudson. Participants are paid incentives based on how much load reduction they provide. There are two enrollment options within the CSRP program, the reservation payment option & the voluntary payment option.

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Central Hudson Commercial System Relief Program Incentives

Enrollment Option

Hours of notification Before Planned DR Events

Monthly Reservation Payment Rate

Performance Payment Rate During DR Events

Reservation Payment Option

21 Hours or Greater

$1.23 / KW / Month

$0.11 / kWh for Planned Events

$0.21 / kWh for Unplanned Events

Voluntary Payment Option

21 Hours or Greater


$0.11 / kWh for Planned Events

$0.35 / kWh for Unplanned Events

If 5 or more events are called in any control season, the Reservation Payment is increased to $1.54 / kW / month starting with the month with the 5th event through the end of September.

Participant incentives are paid based on actual seasonal-average reductions, calculated using the customer baseline load (CBL) baseline methodology. For more details, see the Central Hudson’s CBL Methodology. 

Central Hudson Commercial System Relief Program Enrollment Deadlines

Enrollment Option

Enrollment Deadline

Start Date

End Date

Reservation Payment Option

May 1st

June 1st

September 30th

June 1st

July 1st

Voluntary Payment Option

Open Enrollment

1st of Desired Commencement Month

September 30th

Note: Demand Response participants are required to have a communicating interval meter. If an interval meter is not installed prior to the date of application, the participation start date will be July 1st for applications received by May 1st, and August 1st for applications received by June 1st.

TDR Program participants are not eligible to participate in CSRP Program.

  • Customers enrolled in the Reservation Payment option are required to participate in a one hour test event per each year on a non-holiday weekday from June 1 through Sept. 30. If a demand response event is called prior to a test event being scheduled, there will no longer be a test event.

  • Customers must maintain electric reduction for up to 4 hours during non-test events.

  • Central Hudson may issue requests to reduce usage between June 1st and September 30.

  • CSRP participants must be able to respond to demand response events Monday – Friday between the hours of 12AM and 8PM.

  • Energy usage reduction during events is measured using the Central Hudson’s CBL methodology.

For full program rules, see the Program Tariff

Enrollments will be accepted up to May 1st for a June 1st start date and up to June 1st for a July 1st start date. We encourage you to apply through an aggregator. However, you can also apply directly with Central Hudson. The Application form as well as any questions you may have can be submitted to


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