Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)
                     of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         Date of Report - April 26, 2004

                              CH ENERGY GROUP, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

NEW YORK                            0-30512                      14-1804460
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State or other             (Commission File Number)            (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of                                                Identification
incorporation)                                                 Number)

284 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York                        12601-4879
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(Address of principal executive offices)                        (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (845) 452-2000

Item 7.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

            (c) Exhibits. See Exhibit Index.

Item 9.     Regulation FD Disclosure.

            See Item 12.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

Item 12.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

            On April 21, 2004, Registrant issued its first quarter 2004
            earnings, as described in the Press Release of Registrant filed
            herewith as Exhibit 99, to which reference is made.

            This information is not deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of
            the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is not subject to
            the liabilities of that section and is not deemed incorporated by
            reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                           CH ENERGY GROUP, INC.

                         By:               /s/  Donna S. Doyle
                                             DONNA S. DOYLE
                                 Vice President - Accounting and Controller

Dated: April 26, 2004

                                  Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.
Regulation S-K
Item 601
Designation                   Exhibit Description
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   99               Press  Release of CH Energy  Group,  Inc.,  issued April 21,
                    2004, relating to its first quarter 2004 earnings.