Other Nearby Central Hudson Offices
- Central Hudson office in Lake Katrine (12449); Distance: 17.8 mi.
- Central Hudson office in Kingston (12401) Distance: 22.8 mi.
- Central Hudson in Poughkeepsie Distance: 38.0 mi.
Signing up for Central Hudson Service in Catskill
New customers in Catskill need to contact Central Hudson 5 business days or more before their move in date to be sure that electricity and natural gas service begins in time. You will need to provide the following:
- Full name
- Expected move in date
- New address
- Previous address
- Phone number
- Social security number or passport number
You can set up your account in person at the Catskill office, or you can call Central Hudson's main customer service line, 1-845-452-2700 from Monday to Friday (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) and Saturday (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM).
Choosing an Alternate Energy Supply Company (ESCO)
As your local utility, Central Hudson is your default provider for electricity and/or natural gas delivery and supply.
Delivery covers all services related to getting energy to your home, and supply covers the cost of energy you consume and customer serice. By choosing an alternative Energy Supply Company (ESCO), you may be able to save on supply charges.
If you would like to choose an ESCO, you must start your Central Hudson account first. The ESCO will need your Central Hudson account information in order to take over your energy supply. Most suppliers do not charge a fee to set up service, but other common contract conditions are important to read about. You can choose between variable and fixed rates, though we recommend fixed.
Read more about what ESCOs do.
Bill Charges with Central Hudson
Your Central Hudson bill contains a number of charges which are divided up by delivery, supply, and state and local taxes. Most residents served by Central Hudson are charged under the SC1 service classification, which covers standard residential customers.
Central Hudson's rates are regulated by the New York Public Service Commission. This means Central Hudson cannot make any changes to your rates unless the New York state government agrees that new prices reflect actual changes in the cost of doing business for Central Hudson.
Here is an example of the average residential bill from July-Aug 2014, divided by delivery, supply and tax charges.
About Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Central Hudson is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY and was founded in 1900. In addition to serving Catskill customers, other cities in Central Hudson territory include Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Newburgh, and Fishkill.