MOVING?

The Department requires the following to start service in your name:

  • Completed and Signed Authorization Form
  • Positive ID
  • Deposit

Please review our Standard Terms and Conditions for Electric Service and Rates.

The Department requires the following to stop electric service in your name:

  • Written Notice
  • ID
  • Forwarding Address

WHO OWNS WHAT?

If your electric service runs underground from the Department’s utility pole or transformer, then you have an underground system which consists of:

  1. The wire that runs underground from the utility pole or transformer to your electric meter, and then from the meter to your main service panel inside your home or business, is known as the underground service. Any repairs and maintenance to the underground service is the responsibility of the property owner.

  2. The electric meter is mounted onto a meter socket. Sometimes the meter socket needs to be reattached to the house. The meter socket is the responsibility of the property owner.

  3. The Department measures your use of electricity in kilowatt-hours with an electric meter. This device is the responsibility of the Hudson Light and Power Department. Be careful when working around the electric meter, however. If your meter is damaged, then you’ll be responsible for the cost of repairs.

  4. The fuses and/or circuit breakers which protect the electric service in your home or business are housed in the main service panel. This main service panel is the property owner’s responsibility.

Special Brochure for Property Owners Along Transmission Lines! (click here)

Are there overhead wires from the pole in the street to your home or business? If so, then you have overhead electric service, and your system includes:

 

  1. The wire that runs from the utility pole to your house is known as the overhead electric cable. Any repairs and maintenance to the overhead service is the responsibility of the Hudson Light & Power Department. Be careful though. If you damage this cable, then you’ll be responsible for the cost of repairs.

  2. The overhead electric cable connects to the house at theweatherhead, which is the responsibility of the property owner. The Hudson Light and Power Department, however, will maintain the connection of the overhead service wire at the attachment to the building.

  3. A service entrance cable is the wire that runs from the weatherhead to the electric meter. It then travels from the electric meter to the main service panel in your home or business. Repair to the service entrance cable is the responsibility of the property owner.

  4. The electric meter is mounted onto a meter socket. Sometimes, the meter socket needs to be reattached to the house. The meter socket is the responsibility of the property owner.

  5. The Department measures your use of electricity in kilowatt-hours with an electric meter. This device is the responsibility of the Hudson Light and Power Department. Be careful when working around the electric meter, however. If your meter is damaged, then you’ll be responsible for the cost of repairs.

  6. The fuses and/or circuit breakers which protect the electric service in your home or business are housed in the main service panel. This main service panel is the property owner’s responsibility.


Your Electric Bill

Rate 11

Farm Rate-Non Demand.
First 10 kWh: $10.15 per month.
$0.05481 per kWh for all over 10 kWh per month

Rate 12

Demand.
First 10 kW: $90.00 per month.
$9.00 per Kw for all over 10 kW per month.
$0.0244 per kWh for all kWh per month.

Rate 17

Non Demand.
First 10 kWh: $11.27 per month.
$0.0609 per kWh for all over 10 kWh per month

Rate 18

Farm Demand.
First 10 kW: $81.00 per month.
$8.10 per Kw for all over 10 kW per month.
$0.02196 per kWh for all kWh per month.

For eligibility guidelines and discounts for transforming equipment and primary metering, please see the rate tariff.


Additional Charges on Your Bill:
Power Adjustment Charge:$0.053 per kWh per month.
Residential Conservation Service:$0.55 per month.
Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation Charge:$0.0005 per kWh per month.
How to Pay Your Bill

Cash, Check, Money Order
Direct Debit Program – Accounts debited on Discount Date


Are You Tax Exempt?

Why pay unnecessary taxes? Every year, we issue notices about exemptions from the State’s tax laws that may apply to you. Following is a short summary of some exemptions:

  • Residential Accounts are automatically exempt. No action is necessary from you.
  • Non Profit Accounts are exempt once they file a one-time ST-2 Exemption Certificate with us.
  • Small Businesses with five or less full-time employees are exempt. By January 1st every year, an ST-13 form must be filed. Starting in 2019, filing will be done with the State.  Check here for details.
  • Manufacturing, Farming, Radio/Television Broadcasting, Research & Development concerns may be exempt. A one-time ST-12 form must be filed with us.

Conservation and Incentive Programs

The Department offers generous conservation and incentive programs for both residential and commercial customers, Visit our conservation page for more information.

This website has been created and is maintained by the Hudson Light and Power Department. Any discrepancy between information provided on this website and the actual practices, policies, rate schedules charges, etc. is unintended. In all such cases, the actual practices, policies, rate schedules, charges, etc. of the Hudson Light and Power Department shall prevail.