Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation

Poughkeepsie, NY

Excellence Award - ENERGY STAR Promotion


Central Hudson Gas and Electric (Central Hudson) provides 300,000 customers with electricity and 79,000 customers with natural gas in a service territory spanning New York State’s Hudson Valley. Central Hudson is receiving ENERGY STAR® recognition for its effective engagement in the ENERGY STAR Light the Moment promotion and its community-based educational efforts. Key 2017 accomplishments include:

  • Promoting ENERGY STAR certified light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, including the distribution of 382,000 bill inserts as well as point-of-purchase signing in 31 retail locations and on-line marketplaces, and discounting nearly 425,000 ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs, all of which resulted in more than 17,000 megawatt hours (MWh) in energy savings.
  • Featuring the “Light the Moment with Central Hudson” contest on its website and online marketplace, Facebook and Twitter, and through email.
  • Organizing numerous in-store educational events in its service territory, promoting ENERGY STAR certified lighting and the “Light the Moment with Central Hudson” contest to thousands of consumers.
  • Engaging limited-income customers in partnership with local United Way chapters, and distributing more than 20,000 ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs to more than 4,000 customers.
  • Participating in the ENERGY STAR Day promotion through social media, and leveraging the ENERGY STAR Ways to Save web service.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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