Service Classification for Central Hudson in New York State

The point of this article is for you to understand the different service options which exist with Central Hudson. In many cases it is not your choice to choose the service as it will depend on your home configuration, but this information is still here for your information.

Summary

Service Classification & Rate

There are different Service Classifications (S.C. 1, 2, 3, etc.). Within each S.C., there are different rates (E110, E120, etc.).

Service Classification

Only the residential SC's have been included here (there are also commercial, industrial, and street lamp and traffic light SC's). There is little room for choice in the assigning of the service classification and rate. For example, you can choose whether you prefer a regular type of service (SC1) or a time-of-use service (SC6), but you cannot choose a general service (SC2) unless you have a large residence, with a high power load requirement, with a 3-phase power input system.

Rate

On the other hand, the choice in the rate (E100, E110, etc.) will be made by the utility company. This will purely depend on the appliances that are present in your home (electric water heater or not, space heating needed or not). In you do not have a water heater in your home, then there is not need for you to ask for a rate which includes electric water heating. In any case, the different rates (E) within a given service classification (SC) will not change the price of your electricity. No additionnal charges will be added to your bill for having or not having an electric water heater. Why then should there be different rates, if nothing changes in the bill ? In fact the different types of E rates are simply a way for Central Hudson to keep track of how many customers have what type of appliances in their home. This may have many different uses, including understand the demand in order to better organize the supply, as well as better calculate the predicted supply charges. 

Electric

Service Classification no.1: residential

This Service is for all residential locations, private houses, individual flats, apartments within a residential building, private farms for additional use of agricultural machines, houses which are both residential and commercial but where the residential use is predominant, not-for-profit veteran's offices, churches. This, in short, regroups all types of residences. Within this service classification, there are different rate options, which will depend on the configuration of your residence. Globally you will not have a choice of the rate, as Central Hudson will find out which is the most appropriate rate for your home configuration as soon as you give them your moving-in address:

  • E100: residence rate - single phase service residence or church
  • E110: standard electric water heater rate residence or church
  • E120: apartment space heating without electric water heater
  • E130: residential unbilled
  • E149: residence rate - three phase service PSL 76 customers only
  • E150: apartment heating
  • E180: single-family dwelling space heating with electric water heater
  • E190: low income program-residential non-heating
  • E191: low income program - residential heating
 

Service Classification no.2: general service

This service is for all purposes except use exclusively in individual residences, with the exception of individual residences with three phase service. Three phase power is a common method of transmitting power through the grid, and is used in residences which have a high power requirement. Few individual residences require three phase electric power, but some do, so you may still be concerned by this service classification. Within this service classification, there are different rate options:

  • E200: general service - secondary single or 3 phase with secondary measured demand
  • E201: general service - secondary single or 3 phase with secondary measured demand over 50kW
  • E203: general service - secondary single or 3 phase with secondary measured demand - hourly pricing
  • E209: general service - secondary single or 3 phase with secondary measured demand - economic disc 2.8
  • E230: general service - single or 3 phase without measured demand
  • E240: primary metered service with primary measured demand customer owned transformer
  • E243: primary metered service with primary measured demand customer owned transformer - hourly pricing
  • E290: commercial unbilled
 

Service Classification no.6: voluntary residential time-of-use

This service is for the same type of customers as for the SC1. The only difference between both SC's is that this one called time-of-use (also called peak/off peak rates). This means that there will be a different delivery charge at different times of the day and year. You can read more about this in our page Peak and Off-Peak Rates for Electricity

The peak / off peak schedule for Central Hudson is the following:

 

Within this service classification, there are different rate options:

  • E600: residential time-of-use service
  • E610: residential time-of-use service with electric heat without electric water heater
  • E680: residential time-of-use service with electric heat pump without electric water heater
 

Gas

Service Classification no.1: residential

Within this service classification, there are different rate options:

  • G100: residence rate
  • G120: space heating rate
  • G130: residential unbilled
  • G190: low income program - residential non-heating
  • G191: low income program - heating
 

Service Classification no.12: residential core

Within this service classification, there are different rate options:

  • G300: residence - transportation
  • G320: full heating rate - core transportation
  • G330: residential-unbilled - transportation service