Central Hudson - Time of Use Billing

Want to prevent the building of another greenhouse gas emitting power plant? Then please consider signing up for an optional billing program that encourages us to reduce our use of electricity during peak hours by shifting our usage to off-peak hours. Electricity generally costs more when overall usage is high. By using more energy during off-peak hours, you can save money and help grid operators balance loads on the electric system reducing the need for more power plants. In our area most of us have Central Hudson as our electricity provider. They define peak hours as between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm – only five hours out of the day. If you sign up for Time-of-Use billing you will be charged onl

Ulster County leads the way

I would like to publicly thank Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and the Ulster County Legislature for signing and passing the “Bring Your Own Bag Act” of 2018 which will ban single-use plastic bags in Ulster County. The new law bans stores from providing single-use plastic carryout bags, requires them to charge five cents for each recyclable paper bag provided to customers and goes into effect on July 15th, 2019. This is a visionary new law which not only cuts plastic pollution but also has amendments that will provide an exemption of the five cent fee for recyclable paper bags for recipients of SNAP (food stamps) and WIC so that there is not undue hardship for people who have low income

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