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The Powerful Opportunity Program (POP) is a temporary payment assistance program.
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IMPORTANT: We are no longer accepting enrollments in POP due to a state order mandating a new Low Income Program

What is POP?
The Powerful Opportunity Program (POP) is a temporary payment assistance program designed to help eligible customers pay off their past due balance up to any amount and stay current with future monthly budget bills.  

What are my responsibilities as a POP participant?

  • Enroll in, or remain on, monthly Budget Billing;
  • Pay your discounted Budget Bill each month in full and on-time;
  • Apply for and receive a HEAP grant toward your Central Hudson account each year;
  • Agree to be referred to EmPower New YorkSM and accept their assistance;
  • Apply for assistance through various community service agencies as applicable. 

What is EmPower New York?
EmPower New Yorksm offers no-cost energy services for income-qualified families to help you reduce your energy and lower your costs.  Services may include the following:

  • Replacement of old, inefficient appliances;
  • Installation of high-efficiency lighting;
  • Tips on how to save energy;
  • Insulation and other home efficiency measures (in limited situations).