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What is CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy is an energy delivery company based in Houston. The company includes electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, and energy services operations. Boasting over 140 years in business, through many iterations, CenterPoint now employs 9,600 people across the nation.

Recently, CenterPoint Energy merged with Vectren to bring the company’s reach to 7 million natural gas and electric customers across eight states: Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas, including the fast-growing areas of Houston and Minneapolis.

CenterPoint electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.063 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.064 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.069 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.070 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.080 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.088 / kWh
Just Energy - Base Saver III 12 months $0.089 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.108 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.114 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred 36 months $0.114 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.117 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 18 18 months $0.118 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Golden Eagle 36 months $0.120 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.126 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.133 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.145 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 9/19/2020, 11:23:07 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 to Understand Deregulation in Texas?

Depending on the state, electric utilities in the US operate under many varying structures. Some states encourage competition among retail energy suppliers, giving more choice to the customer. This is called deregulation.

Since 2002 in Texas, which is one of many deregulated states, more than 5 million residents have had the choice of which electricity provider they’d prefer. 

Confused yet? Don’t be. We’re here to provide you with many solutions when it comes to choosing a provider:

What is the difference between a utility and a provider

One of the most common questions for energy consumers is: What’s the difference between an energy provider and a utility company? Understanding what each is, and how they both work together to bring you energy, can help you feel more confident about your choice of energy supplier. 

Let’s break down the difference:

Utility vs. Provider

In short, utility companies deliver natural gas or electricity to your home. They source energy from a providier and transfer it to your home (or business) through their own maintained lines. 

So when your power goes out, your utility is who you call. It’s the company that sends you your monthly bill, in other words. 

But that energy has to come from somewhere. So, while the utility companies deliver the gas and electricity to you, the customer, the energy providers generate or buy the energy itself.

Which providers are available in CenterPoint Energy’s service area?

Among the providers in CenterPoint’s service areas are the following:

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