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Oct. 5, 2018
For Release: Immediately
Winner of Central Hudson Sweepstakes Announced 

The winner of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation’s Carbon Reduction Sweepstakes is Michael Confield of East Fishkill. He will receive a free home energy audit and up to $8,800 in energy efficiency improvements at no charge by Sealed, Central Hudson’s home energy service partner.

The Carbon Reduction Sweepstakes was launched in May and customers of Central Hudson were encouraged to enter through Labor Day for a chance to win free energy efficiency upgrades. More than 1,600 customers submitted 3,211 contest entries. The sweepstakes was offered through CenHub, Central Hudson's online customer engagement portal that features energy efficiency information, products and services, to increase awareness of the ways in which residents can reduce energy waste and carbon emissions. All entrants were provided with regular, valuable information on steps they can take to become more energy efficient, save money and protect the environment.

"Eligible upgrades may include insulation, sealing against drafts, heating and cooling systems, efficient hot water heaters, lighting, smart home technology and more," said Charles A. Freni, President and C.E.O. of Central Hudson. “Energy efficiency improvements can maximize energy savings and minimize your carbon footprint.”

Central Hudson customers may obtain an energy audit and prepaid upgrades by logging onto  After the work is completed, the efficiency improvements will lower energy use and bills, and the difference in cost between the old and new bills pays for the work over time.

Customers may purchase energy-saving LED lighting and also learn of energy efficiency measures, rebates and other incentives by visiting

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Michael Confield of East Fishkill (right), winner of the Carbon Reduction Sweepstakes, is congratulated by Danielle Antenucci (left) of Central Hudson. Confield won an energy audit and up to $8,800 in free energy efficiency improvements for his home.