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Central Hudson Energy Group

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Central Hudson Energy Group
Founded1925; 99 years ago (1925)
HeadquartersPoughkeepsie, New York
Area served
New York
Revenue$711,895,000 (2020)
Number of employees
ParentFortis Inc.

CH Energy Group, Inc. is most known for its subsidiary Central Hudson Gas & Electric, commonly known as Central Hudson. Central Hudson Gas & Electric delivers electricity and natural gas [1] to residents of a 2,600-square-mile (6,700 km2) service territory that extends north from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City to the Capital District at Albany.[2] It is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a diversified electric utility holding company based in Canada,[3] though Central Hudson is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, New York.



Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation was officially formed in 1925 after a merger of 80-plus independent electric and gas companies in the state of New York.[4] Later, CH Energy Group, Inc. was formed as a parent organization of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation and a family of subsidiaries known as Central Hudson Enterprises Corporation (CHEC) in 2000.[4] CHEC is a non-regulatory subsidiary, composed primarily of Griffith Energy Services, which supplies petroleum products and related services to approximately 56,000 customers in the Mid Atlantic Region.[5] In 2013, Fortis Inc. acquired CH Energy Group for US$1.5 billion which included the assumption of approximately US$500 million of debt.[5]



Central Hudson is the only electricity and natural gas delivery provider for the 300,000 electric and 78,000 natural gas customers residing in their 2,600-square-mile (6,700 km2) service territory.[1] New York is an open market state for electricity; customers can choose who buys and resells their supply of energy since utilities are generally not permitted to operate the power plants that provide electricity in the state of New York; however, Central Hudson must be contracted to deliver the energy. Central Hudson's delivery rate is fixed and must be approved by a regulatory review and approval process involving the Public Service Commission.[1] In 2020, electric and gas revenue for the year was $711,895,000.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "FAQs". Central Hudson. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  2. ^ "CH Energy Group to Divest Shirley Wind Farm". Central Hudson. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  3. ^ Fortis Inc.
  4. ^ a b "A Brief History". Central Hudson. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Fortis Inc. Acquisition of CH Energy Group, Inc. approved by New York State Public Service Commission". Central Hudson. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Facts at a Glance".