Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Poughkeepsie, New York
Partner of the Year
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Central Hudson Gas & Electric (Central Hudson) is an electric and gas transmission and distribution utility. Central Hudson effectively leveraged ENERGY STAR for its products program throughout the year, helping customers save more than 32,000 MWh. Key 2020 accomplishments include:
- Providing incentives for ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters (under the New York State Clean Heat program), leveraging multiple channels including instant discounts in store, midstream incentives offered through participating distributors, and direct-to-customer rebates.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR certified thermostats, standard and specialty lighting, and variable speed pool pumps by leveraging the ENERGY STAR mark in store, online and through social media.
- Expanding the number of retail partners participating to include more independent retailers, which now make up 25 percent of all retail partners.