Using your usage for the last two years, we estimate what percentage will cover your needs. This can be adjusted yearly. We charge a percentage less than the credits you receive. The actual amount you save will depend on our production and how much you use.
What % of your production will I get credit for?
No, Central Hudson will still be your utility. You will be seeing credit on your bill and supporting local, zero carbon energy!
Am I changing utilities?
Each month, on your Central Hudson bill you will see a credit for Community Distributed Generation. Then you will receive an invoice from us for less than the credit you received, resulting in savings. We understand the two invoices are frustrating however this is the way the NYPSC set up the program and the utility made billing you separately compulsory. We are trying to change this and will keep you posted.
How Does The Billing Work?
Can I opt out easily?
Yes!! We ask that you stay with us for a year, this will give us a chance to save you money throughout our highs and lows in production (the contract is written for five years), and then give us 30 days notice. We may need a few more days to get Central Hudson's system updated on their side. If something unexpected happens in the first year, we understand. We're your neighbors and we want above all to be good neighbors!
You will never lose money. Our production is seasonal, so when we don't have rain, we won't be producing so the credits will be much less and possible zero. When there is ample water you may get more credit than you can use and it will carry over into the next month.
Will I lose money in a drought?
There are no sign up fees, no hidden fees, no maintenance fees, and no additional fees. Having 30 years of history, we know how much it costs us to run our site and we can do it on the credits alone while saving you money. Our goal is simple, to bring you green energy directly.