Critical bill relief is coming to millions of New Yorkers.

Governor Hochul Announces $200 Million In Utility Bill Relief For 8 Million New Yorkers

Gov. Kathy Hochul
Don Pollard

The relief is coming to around 8 million New Yorkers to help pay their electric bills.

For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile

Governor Kathy Hochul announced this week that the New York State Public Service Commission adopted a $200 million New York State energy bill credit that will be administered by the large electric and gas utilities on behalf of their customers.

Sad News: These 11 Popular Food Items Are Gone From New York State Stores

“Every New Yorker deserves affordable and clean energy, which is why I fought to secure additional funds to provide financial relief for hardworking families,” Hochul said. “Energy affordability continues to be a top priority in my clean energy agenda and this utility bill credit is just one of many actions New York is taking to reduce costs for our most vulnerable New Yorkers.”

Discounts Provided to Residential and Non-Residential Electric and Gas Customers


The energy bill credit is a one-time credit using Stat funds to provide energy bill relief to more than 8 million directly metered electric and gas customers.

This one-time credit is expected to be given to customer accounts within roughly 45 days of the utilities receiving budget funds. So there shouldn't be anything you need to do to make sure you receive the credit. If you qualify, you should see the credit in your bill in the near future.

Read More: New Year Brings 2 New Holidays To New York State

More Than $1.4 Billion in Assistance Available to Energy Utility Customers in 2024

Central Hudson Facebook/Canva
Central Hudson Facebook/Canva

This is part of the governor's goal to help offset energy costs in 2024. Hochul's office notes over $1.4 billion has been or will be made available to New York consumers to help offset energy costs this year.

Highest-Rated Free Things to do in New York, According to TripAdvisor

LOOK: Most Common Jobs 150 Years Ago in Michigan

Stacker compiled a list of the most common jobs in Michigan 150 years ago using data transcribed from the 1870 U.S. Census.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

20 Worst Places to Live in New York State

A list highlights the worst places a New York resident can call home. A number of places in the Hudson Valley made the list, including one that was ranked the worst place to live.

Giant Horror Plant

A "giant horror plant" that can cause blindness and severe burns is still in New York State, despite the best efforts from New York officials.

The 10 Best Counties To Live In New York State

Is your hometown's county considered by Niche one of the best in New York State?

More From Hudson Valley Post