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CenterPoint Energy Serves Metro Houston and Beyond
CenterPoint Energy is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving more than 2 million customers in the Houston metropolitan area. CenterPoint Energy also offers multi-state services including local natural gas distribution to six states, a competitive natural gas service in the eastern half of the country and an interstate pipeline and field services operation.
Officially started in 2002, CenterPoint Energy traces its origins all the way back to the 1880s and the earliest days of electricity in Texas. Headquartered in Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, CenterPoint has an ever-expanding portfolio of service offered to residents all over the central United States. Its website is CenterPointEnergy.com.
CenterPoint Energy: A Texas Utility for Millions
The vision for CenterPoint Energy in Texas is to be recognized as the country’s leading energy delivery company through comprehensive services, a high-performance culture and a disciplined approach to creating value for customers. CenterPoint Energy in Texas maintains the roughly 5,000-square-mile electric infrastructure — that includes wires, poles and substations — in the Houston metropolitan area.
Though it doesn’t technically provide energy, CenterPoint Energy is concerned about how it can help Texas customers save it. In 2008 it created a website dedicated to energy efficiency programs that could help customers save time and money. These programs include community outreach initiatives such as Agencies in Action, a program that utilizes nonprofit organizations to help deliver energy efficiency services to low-income customers, as well as several incentive programs for energy professionals such as A/C distributors and lighting installation professionals. CenterPoint promotes the installation and use of energy efficient materials in homes.
As a Houston company, CenterPoint Energy in Texas has made a commitment to the city and community to enhance the general quality of life in Houston and support community development programs. It boasts a number of awards for its efforts, including multiple awards for crisis management and communication in the event of a hurricane or other inclement weather.
CenterPoint Electricity Delivered to Millions
As a regulated utility, CenterPoint Energy does not generate or sell power. It owns and maintains the infrastructure that makes the delivery of electricity possible. With more than 47,000 miles of distribution lines, CenterPoint Energy delivers electricity on behalf of about 80 electricity providers.
Not all the providers are in Houston, but there are still a lot to choose from. It can be a tough decision, so make sure to shop around and find the best provider for you. When you choose an energy provider, you’ll maintain your service and delivery from CenterPoint Energy. Electricity service can come with a smart meter and intelligent grid technology to help them control and improve their energy use and power reliability. The smart meters are small devices, about the size of a cell phone, that relay information to customers — inside the home — that can help them better understand their electricity usage.