CenterPoint Electricity: From Iago to Island
At CenterPoint, electricity service is top priority. That's because CenterPoint Energy is the Houston area's primary electric utility provider. Unlike a retail provider, who negotiates better commodity rates for you, CenterPoint electricity is in charge of physically delivering your energy to your address. That also includes reading energy meters every month, billing you for the electricity you use, and also maintaining power lines. In the case of an outage, Houston residents should contact CenterPoint directly.
CenterPoint Energy: Who We Are
CenterPoint Energy controls the electric transmission and distribution infrastructure that services the entire Houston metropolitan area, as well as natural gas sales and solutions across six states. Their vision is to become the most reliable electricity and natural gas delivery company in the country.
Electricity: In order to provide the Houston metropolitan area with reliable power, CenterPoint Energy owns and operates more than 5,000 square miles of service area. That infrastructure is used to deliver electricity to over 2.1 million customers in Texas.
Natural Gas: CenterPoint provides natural gas to residents across Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. In total, more than 3.2 million customers are serviced via 8,200 miles of pipe across the eastern US.
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CenterPoint rates are passed on to you directly from the power generation companies. The pricing you see on your utility bill includes a direct charge for the cost of the energy itself, charges for the delivery of that energy, and also any applicable taxes you owe on that service. If you're looking for better CenterPoint rates, your best bet is to research energy providers that service your area.
Energy providers work directly with energy supply companies to reduce or change the cost of the commodity itself. Thanks to deregulation, these companies let you continue your standard utility service as normal, but help secure better energy supply rates for your household. They buy power wholesale and pass on their great rates to you! Most energy providers also offer green energy, business rates, and innovative plans including price protection and rate caps.
If you're one of the more than 5 million customers serviced by CenterPoint energy, you may have the chance to continue your great energy service while, at the same time, securing better supply rates. Use this site to research energy providers near you.
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