Hudson Valley residents say cost of Con Ed bills soared last month
People across the Hudson Valley say their energy bills have soared this winter, and in some cases, have more than doubled.
A spokesperson for Con Edison says several factors, like the cost of natural gas and the weather, directly led to higher energy costs. While they say the company doesn't make a profit on natural gas, it does pass the wholesale price increase to the customer.
This January was colder than last year, with temperatures down by almost 5 degrees on average, meaning more people were heating their homes.
Daryl Lindholm, of Yorktown Heights, says the cost of electricity went up more than 200% between December and January. She's fed up with the price hike that came along with it.
"We want to go to assisted living. I don't think we'll be able to afford it,” Lindholm says.