State commission will review request

The state Public Service Commission said it will begin a review of a request from Central Hudson to raise its electricity and gas rates next year.

Central Hudson, which has about 121,000 customers in Dutchess County and 5,200 in Putnam, is proposing increases that would result in average bill increases of $3.51 monthly for electricity and $3.28 for gas. The utility said it needs the $47.2 million annually that the increase will raise for infrastructure, repairs, discounts given to low-income customers and other purposes.

The commission has scheduled a virtual conference for 10 a.m. on Oct. 6. Instructions for joining the conference via WebEx can be found here.

Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Articles attributed to "staff" are written by the editor or a senior editor. This is typically because they are brief items based on a single source, such as a press release, or there are multiple contributors, such as a collection of photos.