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Central Hudson Reduces Shutoffs

In December 2015, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson successfully petitioned the New York Public Service Commission, the state’s utility regulator, to conduct a public investigation into the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp for possible illegal shutoffs and racial discrimination.

In September 2017, the investigation concluded, and the results were released: Central Hudson shuts off more customers, and at a lower debt threshold, than other utilities; conducts more winter shut offs; and conducts disproportionate shutoffs in zip codes inhabited by a larger-than-average population of color.

Central Hudson is making policy changes as a result of the investigation. These policy changes should result in fewer people of color having their power shut off, fewer people being shut off during the hazardous winter months, and significantly fewer people having their power shut off each year.

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