Central Hudson serves a primarily residential and commercial customer base located just north of New York City. As part of REV, it is increasing its system-level intelligence to help forecast and accommodate distributed energy resources (DER). Central Hudson does not have plans to implement advanced metering (AMI) across its footprint due to cost-effectiveness concerns, and Central Hudson also does not have a system peak issue.
Increased system intelligence through distribution automation bringing added system functionality for DER integration
Created the Energy Transformation & Solutions Division to handle new and innovative programs
Improve its system-level intelligence, improve the customer experience and increase program adoption rates without significantly impacting customer bills
Creative methods to meet REV objectives while delivering efficiency and customer usage solutions that help reduce customer bills, particularly solutions that can integrate into the CenHub platform and deliver savings
|Demonstration Project||Summary||Current Status|
|CenHub||Central Hudson is partnering with Simple Energy to offer an online engagement platform featuring personalized energy usage information and the sale of energy products and services. This platform provides customers with personalized recommendations and offers an enhanced data analytics package for customers who want greater insight into their energy use.
||Central Hudson launched the CenHub platform in 2016 and has continued heavy marketing and adding new energy products and services. In parallel, Central Hudson developed and migrated their website to a new design with mobile capabilities. The portal also now supports demand response program participation and an advanced data analytics service for residential customers. In addition to Simple Energy, companies engaged include Atlantic Partners, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Itron, OpenText, Sealed, and EMotorWerks.|
Central Hudson is actively pursuing DER alternatives to traditional utility projects, known as “Non-Wires Alternatives.” Through Non-Wires Alternatives, Central Hudson can defer or eliminate the need for transmission & distribution infrastructure upgrades, meeting the dynamic needs of the electric system while reducing future rate pressure.
More information regarding Central Hudson’s suitability criteria, NWA opportunities, and the planning and procurement processes is available through Central Hudson’s Non-Wires Alternative Opportunities web page or the REV Connect Non-Wires Alternatives web page.
To access each filing, visit the NYS Department of Public Service web page (www.dps.ny.gov) and view filed documents in the Case Number provided.
|Document Name||Date of Filing||Link|
|2018 Distribution System Implementation Plan (DSIP)||07/31/2018||2018 DSIP Master Report [PDF] and DSIP Appendices [PDF] in Case # 16-M-0411|
|Supplemental DSIP||11/01/2016||Joint Utilities Supplemental DSIP [PDF] in Case # 16-M-0411|
|2017-2020 Energy Efficiency Transition Implementation Plan (ETIP)||12/21/2017||2017-2020 ETIP and Budget and Metric Plan [PDF] in Case # 15-M-0252|
|CenHub Demo Implementation Plan||12/10/2015||Implementation Plan [PDF] and Quarterly Reports in Case # 14-M-0101|
|Smart Home Rate Demo Project Proposal||02/01/2017||Implementation Plan [PDF] in Case # 14-M-0101|
|Rate Case||06/14/2018||Order Establishing Electric and Gas Rate Plan [PDF] in Case # 17-E-0459|
|Earnings Adjustment Mechanisms (EAMs) set forth in Section XXI of the Joint Proposal||04/18/2018||Joint Proposal, Section XXI [PDF] in Case # 17-E-0459|
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