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What is CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy is an energy utility company that operates across six states, providing power to over 3.2 million people in the Southeast and Midwest. Headquartered in Houston, CenterPoint Energy serves as the TDSP for the Houston metropolitan area in Texas’ deregulated energy market.

Texas residents and businesses cannot buy electricity from CenterPoint Energy. Instead, they must choose a Retail Electric Provider (REP). To shop for REPs and electricity plans in your area, enter your ZIP code above.

CenterPoint electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.084 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.087 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.091 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green Fixed 36 36 months $0.11 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.115 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.117 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan 0 months $0.139 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 4/1/2020, 10:44:23 AM CT for ZIP Code 77077. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Understand CenterPoint Energy electric service

Texas has a deregulated energy market, which means utility companies operate differently than in the rest of the country. As an electricity utility, or TDSP, CenterPoint Energy oversees power lines and electric delivery but does not sell electricity directly to customers.

Instead, residents and businesses purchase energy from an REP. If you do not select an REP, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) automatically assigns you a Provider of Last Resort (POLR). This service often has a more expensive rate than an REP that you choose.

The PUCT also sets delivery fees for Texas utility companies. Everyone in the CenterPoint Energy service area – as well as other utility areas across the state – pays the PUCT delivery rate regardless of which REP they choose.

Enter your ZIP code to shop electricity rates plans in your area to avoid a pricey POLR rate. The rates we show include delivery fees so you can be sure what you’re seeing is what you’ll get.

What to do in a CenterPoint Energy electric emergency

Please immediately report electric emergencies such as power outages and damaged power lines to CenterPoint Energy.

  • To report a power outage, call 1-713-207-2222 or 1-800-332-7143.
  • To check the status of an outage, click here.

Important CenterPoint Energy information

Areas served: Houston metropolitan area

Customer service contact: 1-713-659-2111 or by email

 

Updated: 1-30-20

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