Central Hudson saying electricity rates going up
Paul Kirby reports in the Daily Freeman that Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. said on March 9 that electric rates are about to go up again. Beginning March 13, electric rates will increase to 13.7 cents per kilowatt hour, up from 11.8 cents per kWh in February, according to Joseph Jenkins, the utility’s director for media relations. “While our winter has been warmer than expected overall, the region experienced a burst of cold early in February, placing some mild upward pressure on the electric supply market,” Jenkins said in a statement. Before that, the price was 14.3 cents per kWh in January, 13.7 cents per kWh in December, 16.1 cents in November, 16.93 cents in October, 13.06 cents per kWh in September, 8.32 cents in August, 5.83 cents in July, 4.18 cents in June, and 6.12 cents last May. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.