Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 30, 2007

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

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

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

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

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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This Current Report on Form 8-K is filed by CH Energy Group, Inc., a New York
corporation ("CH Energy Group" or the "Company"), in connection with the matters
described herein.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On July 27, 2007, the Board of Directors of CH Energy Group extended and amended
the Common Stock Repurchase Program (the "Program") of the Company, which
Program was originally authorized on July 25, 2002. As amended, the Program
authorizes the repurchase of up to 2,000,000 shares (excluding shares purchased
before July 31, 2007) or approximately 13% of the Company's outstanding common
stock, from time to time, during the next five years, i.e., through July 31,

The extended and amended Program is effective as of July 31, 2007. The Program
does not require the Company to acquire any specific number of shares, and the
Program may be modified, suspended, renewed or terminated at any time without
notice. The extent to which the Company repurchases any of its common stock and
the timing of any such repurchases will depend upon various factors, including
market conditions, share price, share availability, and other factors, and will
be at the discretion of the Company.


      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: July 30, 2007