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April 12, 2019
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Central Hudson Earns Second ENERGY STAR® Recognition

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation was selected as a recipient of the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence Partner of the Year, for its exceptional efforts in promoting and educating its customers on ENERGY STAR® certified products. Central Hudson’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019. This is Central Hudson’s second ENERGY STAR recognition, receiving a similar award in 2018.

“We’re proud to once again be selected for this prestigious award, as it is a reflection of our environmental stewardship and our dedication in helping our customers use energy wisely,” said Charles A. Freni, President and C.E.O. of Central Hudson. The utility received the award for its multi-channel promotional and social media outreach in advancing featured ENERGY STAR®   LED lighting, smart thermostats, appliance recycling, lighting contests and in-store promotions at area retailers. Achievements include: 

  • Offerings of discounted ENERGY STAR® LED lighting and smart thermostats on Central Hudson’s online CenHub store; 
  • In-store signage and instant rebates on LED lighting at participating Mid-Hudson Valley home centers; 
  • A $50 incentive program for recycling older, less efficient working refrigerators; 
  • Promotion of ENERGY STAR® LED lighting and appliances through the Light the Moment photo contest, whereby customers submitting photographs of an illuminated special life moment were entered to win $1,500 towards the purchase of an ENERGY STAR®-certified appliance of their choice; and 
  • ENERGY STAR® Day promotions through social media, in-store promotions, website, radio and the Internet. 

“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”

Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly $ 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and associated reductions of more than 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans save $30 billion in energy costs.

ENERGY STAR Excellence Awards are given to companies and organizations in recognition of important contributions to energy efficiency. For a complete list of 2019 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners. For more on Central Hudson’s energy efficiency programs, visit www.CentralHudson.com and click on “Efficiency.”

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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 300,000 electric and 79,000 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.

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.

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. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.

 

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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation was selected as a recipient of the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence for its exceptional efforts in promoting and educating its customers on ENERGY STAR® certified products. This is Central Hudson’s second ENERGY STAR recognition, receiving a similar award in 2018.