Washington, D.C. 20549

                                 CURRENT REPORT

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

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 30, 2006

                    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 NEW YORK                               1-3268                      14-0555980
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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
          (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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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. The filing asserts
that the Commission failed to update Central Hudson's allowed Return on Equity
("ROE") using the Generic Finance Case Methodology. Central Hudson requested
that a rehearing be conducted to revise its allowed ROE to 9.9 percent.


                  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.

                                      Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation

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

Dated:  September 5, 2006