Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

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

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 13, 2006

                              CH Energy Group, Inc.
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

             New York                0-30512                  14-1804460
(State or other jurisdiction of    (Commission               (IRS Employer
 incorporation or organization)    File Number)            Identification No.)

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

               (Registrant's telephone number including area code)

                                 Not applicable
         (Former name and former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On August 30, 2006, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation ("Central
Hudson"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CH Energy Group, Inc., filed for
rehearing on one element of the New York State Public Service Commission's
("Commission") July 24, 2006, Order Establishing Rate Plan.

On December 13, 2006, the Commission denied the petition for rehearing. The
Commission's Order denying the petition for rehearing has not yet been issued.


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, thereunto duly authorized.

                                   CH ENERGY GROUP, INC.

Date: December 18, 2006            By: /s/ Donna S. Doyle
                                      Donna S. Doyle
                                      Vice President - Accounting & Controller