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Central Hudson bill redesign video
Coming soon: an improved look to your Central Hudson bill

Customers will soon begin receiving a newly designed, better organized and more colorful bill from Central Hudson. The fresh new presentation is intended to help you better understand your energy usage and costs.
Watch this short video for a preview of what to expect.

Windmills, solar panels, electric transmission lines, natural gas and electric vehicles

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act in July. This ambitious legislation establishes a framework intended to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase renewable electricity production.

Central Hudson is committed to a cleaner energy future and believes that maintaining affordability for our customers must be a part of the solution. Here are some resources to help you understand where your energy comes from, the goals of the new legislation, the sources of greenhouse gas emissions and costs associated with this transformation:

» CBC: 6 facts to help New Yorkers understand new law

» Central Hudson: Powering the Path to a Cleaner Future

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Central Hudson can send you text message alerts and updates about power outages. You can also sign up to receive notifications when your bill is ready, and when your payment due date is approaching. You choose the types of messages you would like to receive.

To sign up, click here OR text the letters REG to 236483.

Honeywell thermostats for sale
Honeywell smart thermostats are on sale in the CenHub Store

With options to accommodate your home's unique needs, Honeywell smart thermostats will keep you comfortable seven days a week. Central Hudsdon customers can shop now and save up to $110.

Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Honeywell thermostat

Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • Universally compatible
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Precise temp. control

Regular Price: $99


Wi-Fi Color Touchscreen Honeywell thermostat

Wi-Fi Color
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • Advanced control
  • Simple setup
  • Control from anywhere

Regular Price: $199


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Beware of scams

Scams targeting utility customers are taking place across New York and throughout the nation. Central Hudson has received many reports of bogus calls threatening to disconnect utility services if payment using a store-bought, prepaid card is not made immediately. This type of payment demand is a sure sign of a scam.

If you are ever unsure of the authenticity of a call you receive regarding your Central Hudson account, hang up and contact us immediately. Learn more about common utility bill scams at

Before you start a job that requires digging or drilling into the ground on your property, be sure to call 811 for a free markout of underground facilities. Calling this number will alert Central Hudson, affected municipalities and other utilities – such as telephone and cable TV companies – so all underground lines can be marked. Failure to make this call at least two, but no more than 10 working days ahead of time, can result in civil penalties, and you may be held liable for damages to underground facilities and other property; but more importantly, you can cause severe, and fatal, injury to yourself and others.
Environmentally friendly vehicle illustration

Drive into the future in an electric vehicle and save up to 70 percent per mile compared to a gas vehicle, while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Explore available options, including all electric plug-in models with ranges of up to 300 miles, or plug-in hybrid models which have both an electric motor and internal combustion engine that automatically takes over when the electric charge runs out.

Take up to $2,000 off of your new electric vehicle with the NYSERDA Drive Clean rebate. Area dealers provide the rebate at the time of your new car lease or purchase! Federal tax credits are also available.

Central Hudson employees talking with customers at the 2018 Dutchess County Fair
Visit Central Hudson at the Dutchess County Fair

The Dutchess County Fair returns from Aug. 20-25 and knowledgeable Central Hudson employees will be on hand to answer questions about your energy service at our booth in Building C. Customers can also enter to win a Google Home Hub and visit our pop-up shop at booth K-29 to take advantage of deals on LED bulbs exclusively at the fair.

Perishable food
Food safety after outages

Did you know that a closed refrigerator can keep food cold for up to 24 hours, and a closed freezer can keep food frozen for up to 48 hours. During a power outage, keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed to keep food from spoiling for as long as possible. Use dry ice to cool foods in your refrigerator and freezer during extended outages – just remember to use gloves when handling, and never touch the dry ice directly.

This page on our website offers guidance on what you can keep and what you should discard after a power outage.