State to Hold Hearings on Rate Proposal

Central Hudson asks to hike electric, gas prices

The state Public Service Commission plans to hold two virtual hearings next week on a proposal from Central Hudson to hike electric and gas delivery rates that would take effect July 1.

Central Hudson has asked for the OK to hike its electric delivery revenues by $32.8 million, which would increase a residential monthly bill by $7.76, or 6.22 percent for a customer who uses the average of 630 kWh per month.

The commission said Central Hudson has proposed moderating the increase with $20 million of credits that would decrease the change to $3.51 per month.

The utility also has asked to raise gas delivery revenues by $14.4 million, which would translate into a monthly increase of $9.45, or 8 percent, for a customer using the average of 70 Ccf per month.

Central Hudson has proposed moderating that increase with $8 million in bill credits, which would reduce the increase to $3.28 per month, or 2.76 percent.

The public can comment at hearings scheduled before administrative law judges on Wednesday (Oct. 28) at 1 p.m. through webex.com (event 173 832 3937) or at 6 p.m. (event 173 757 8622). Users also can call 518-549-0500. To make a statement, registration is required by 4:30 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 26) at webex.com or by calling 800-342-3330.

Comments also are accepted in writing through Nov. 10 with reference to Case 20-E-0428 and Case 20-G-0429 – Central Hudson. Visit dps.ny.gov and search for either case number to submit online, email secretary@dps.ny.gov or call 800-335-2120.


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