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Central Hudson Announces Energy Initiatives

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Central Hudson has been approved to develop an energy exchange.

Customers will soon have access to a web-based, energy services platform providing information on energy management and access to third-party products and services. Spokesman John Maserjian says the utility will also develop a Targeted Demand Response Program, offering incentives to homes and businesses in specific, targeted areas to reduce energy use during peak days to help avoid or postpone the future need for system upgrades;

"All part of New York State's Reforming the energy vision or REV"

Central Hudson has also been granted funding and approval to study a potential microgid project at Stewart Airport in Orange County; and there's a proposal before the PSC, for a Community Solar project, a utility-scale solar facility offering electricity to customers, including low income families, at a fixed, competitive rate on a subscription basis for up to 25 years.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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