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What Is CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy is a utility company based in Houston that has operated for over 140 years. CenterPoint’s utility offerings include natural gas service, electric transmission, and electric distribution for businesses and residences around the nation. In 2020, CenterPoint was sold to Energy Capital Partners LLC, which is a Fortune 500 utility company.

CenterPoint Energy serves more than 7 million customers across Texas, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, and Oklahoma. In Texas, CenterPoint Energy serves the Houston metro area and large sections of eastern and southern Texas. 

CenterPoint electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 months $0.137 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 months $0.139 / kWh
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 18 18 months $0.142 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.144 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 24 24 months $0.145 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.147 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.150 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.155 / kWh
Just Energy - Simple Rate 36 36 months $0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 36 36 months $0.168 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 36 36 months $0.168 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 36 36 months $0.178 / kWh
Payless Power - Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.178 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Golden Eagle 36 36 months $0.195 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.197 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.202 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 5/21/2022, 7:31:03 PM CDT for utility Centerpoint. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

How does deregulation work?

Deregulated energy gives you the power to choose your electric provider. About 85 percent of Texas has a deregulated energy market in place. Natural gas is not deregulated in Texas, but is in many other states.

In deregulated areas, utility companies are not allowed to generate, sell, and transmit electricity. Instead, deregulation breaks these responsibilities up between utilities and energy providers and allows consumers to choose their energy provider from a pool of available candidates.

If you have more questions on how deregulation works, SaveOnEnergy is here to help. Here are some of our expertly-written guides to help you find a the best energy solution for your needs:

The difference between a utility and a provider

CenterPoint Energy is a utility company. In Texas, utility companies deliver electricity from the energy provider to your home or business and maintain the electrical infrastructure. This means CenterPoint Energy is responsible for restoring power when there is an outage. If you experience a power outage in CenterPoint Energy’s service area, contact the utility instead of your provider. Your utility company is determined by where you live, so while you can choose your energy provider, you cannot choose your utility. 

In deregulated areas like Texas, you can choose your energy provider. Energy providers are the companies that generate and sell you electricity. You can use the SaveOnEnergy marketplace to find and compare energy providers in the CenterPoint Energy service area to power your home or business

Which Providers Are Available in CenterPoint Energy’s Service Area?

There are several energy providers that operate in CenterPoint Energy’s service area, especially in deregulated markets such as Texas. On the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, you can easily find and compare the best providers in your area and sign up for a great energy plan. 

Some of the best providers in CenterPoint Energy’s service area include 4Change Energy, Constellation Energy, Direct Energy, Gexa Energy, TriEagle Energy, and TXU Energy. Enter your ZIP code above or call the number on your screen to learn more about energy providers in your area.

Contact CenterPoint Energy

To report power outages or if you have any questions about your CenterPoint Energy charges, you can contact this utility company using one of the methods below:

  • By signing into your existing CenterPoint Energy account.
  • By emailing customer service.
  • By calling the customer service number appropriate to your area of service: 
    • Beaumont Area: 1-800-367-9663
    • East Texas Area: 1-800-259-5544
    • South Texas Area: 1-800-427-7142
    • Houston’s Natural Gas Service: 713-659-2111
    • Houston’s Electric Delivery Service: 713-207-2222

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