We detail how to reach Central Hudson in Fishkill, NY, along with general information about opening or closing an account, choosing an alternative ESCO, and average Central Hudson bill charges.
Central Hudson's Fishkill Location
25 Central Hudson Way
You can reach Central Hudson's Fishkill office by phone at 1-845-452-2000.
Nearby Central Hudson Offices
- Central Hudson office in New Windsor (12553) Distance: 7.8 mi.
- Central Hudson in Poughkeepsie Distance: 10.9 mi.
How to Start Central Hudson Service in Fishkill
New Central Hudson customers in Fishkill, NY should be sure to visit in person or call customer service at least 5 business days before moving in to be sure that electricity and/or natural gas service is turned on in time.
Customers will need to provide the following in order to open a new account:
- Full name
- Move in date
- New address
- Former address
- Telephone number
- Social security or passport number
You can reach Central Hudson Gas & Electric customer service by phone at 1-845-452-2700 from Monday to Friday (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM), and Saturday (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM).
Choosing an Alternative Supplier (ESCO)
As your local utility, Central Hudson is your automatic electricity and/or natural gas provider for delivery and supply.
Delivery charges cover everything 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.
In order to choose an ESCO, you must open your Central Hudson account first. The ESCO will need your Central Hudson account number to take over your energy supply. Most suppliers do not charge a fee to set up service, but you should read up on common contract conditions. Though you can usually choose between variable and fixed rates with ESCOs, we recommend fixed.
Read more about how ESCOs work.
How to End Service
If you are moving out of Central Hudson Gas & Electric territory, you must speak with a Central Hudson representative at your local Kingston office or over the phone at least 5 business days before your move, to ensure you are not charged for extra days. A technician must come to your home and read your natural gas meter in order to bill you properly. There are no fees to end your service.
You may be able to avoid early cancellation fees for your ESCO service if you show proof of your move. Usually you will need to notify your ESCO 30 days before your move-out date. Be sure to have a look at your ESCO contract before moving.
Bill Charges with Central Hudson
Your Central Hudson bill contains delivery, supply, and state and local tax charges. Most residential customers are charged under SC1 service classification.
Regulated by the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC), Central Hudson cannot make any changes to your rates unless NYPSC agrees that new prices reflect actual changes in the cost of doing business for Central Hudson.
Here is an example of how delivery, supply and tax charges were divided on average residential Central Hudson bills from July-Aug 2014.
Background on Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY, Central Hudson has been operating since 1900. In addition to serving Fishkill customers, other cities in Central Hudson territory include Poughkeepsie, Catskill, Newburgh, and Kingston.