Introduction to Central Hudson
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (Central Hudson) is a regulated transmission and distribution (T&D) utility serving electric and natural gas customers in New York State’s Mid-Hudson River Valley. In 2000, CH Energy Group, Inc. was formed as a holding company/parent organization of Central Hudson and a family of subsidiaries known as Central Hudson Enterprises Corporation. In 2013, CH Energy Group and Central Hudson joined Fortis Inc.’s federation of utility companies.
Central Hudson serves approximately 309,000 electric customers and 84,000 natural gas customers.
Central Hudson’s service territory extends from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City north to the Capital District at Albany, covering more than 2,600 square miles. Central Hudson’s customer base is mostly residential.
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Central Hudson is experiencing persistent declines in system-wide energy use, with relatively few areas of the system experiencing growth. While peak demand excluding DER is expected to stay constant, peak demand including DER will continue to decrease. Central Hudson is able to address system-wide peak with existing programs and pocketed NWA opportunities.
Central Hudson performed in 2016 an analysis of the benefits and costs of implementing AMI and determined that the costs significantly outweighed the benefits. Central Hudson is therefore not pursuing territory-wide AMI deployment but is instead pursuing an AMI Pilot to target specific circuits. Central Hudson plans to deploy smart meters to 4,766 electric, 1,644 gas, and 936 Life Support Equipment customers.
 EIA. Annual Electric Power Industry Report, Form EIA-861. 2019.
Approach to the Climate Act
Central Hudson’s vision is aligned with Climate Act targets and will put significant effort into progressing the DSP. Central Hudson is continuing its efforts towards implementing large-scale transformational projects, such as distribution management systems and customer information systems.
Notable initiatives include:
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