CenterPoint Energy: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

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About CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy is an investor owned company operating in 3 states in the nation. The company recently reported a total of 151,967 customers, 0.08% of which are industrial properties, 12.63% are commercial customer accounts and 87.30% are residential customers. The average residential electricity rate for patrons of CenterPoint Energy is about 17.11 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 8.76% above the US average of 15.73 cents. They sold 4,593,480.1 megawatt hours in 2022 through retail accounts. The electricity they sourced was made up of megawatt hours generated by the company in power plants they own and megawatt hours that they procured by way of the wholesale electricity market. They generated 5,020,259.8 megawatt hours and purchased 888,114.14 wholesale megawatt hours. CenterPoint Energy earned $3,917,392,875 in 2022, $55,056,190 of which came from electricity sales on the wholesale energy market and $586,497,485 of which came from sales to residential electricity customers.

The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $135.39, while the CenterPoint Energy average is 6.64% more at $144.37 per month. CenterPoint Energy ranks 2125th in the United States for average monthly bill amount. The provider is the 28th highest producer of megawatt hours from coal in the country out of 3517 providers. Of the 3517 electricity suppliers that we track in the US, CenterPoint Energy ranks as the 70th largest producer of megawatt hours from solar fields, with 101,372 megawatt hours produced. Consumers of the company have 1.01 power outages on average each year, with outages lasting around 103.4 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.27 outages at 137.24 minutes each.

CenterPoint Energy Net Metering

CenterPoint Energy gives their customers the ability to participate in net metering. This makes it cheaper for residents in the area to install solar and other alternative electricity options as they have the ability to sell excess kilowatt hours back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity from heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is a reality of operating in the electricity generation business. Providers must report these losses to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. CenterPoint Energy recently reported an annual loss of around 1.41% of the electricity that they generate. The countrywide energy loss average is 2.87%, giving CenterPoint Energy a rank of 134th best out of 3517 providers reporting energy loss in the country.

CenterPoint Energy Rate & Electric Bills

CenterPoint Energy residential electric rates are highest in April and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.206/kWh$0.108/kWh$212.53/mo.$91.04/mo.
2535th17.11¢CenterPoint Energy's Average residential price per kWh
2125th$144.37Average monthly electricity bill for CenterPoint Energy's residential customers

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CenterPoint Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Subsidiary Company:Vectren Energy
  • Headquarters:1111 Louisiana Street Suite 264
    Houston, Texas 77002
    United States of America
  • CEO:David J. Lesar

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CenterPoint Energy Plans

CenterPoint Energy offers a total of 12 plans for electricity. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular CenterPoint Energy Plans

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

Residential

  • Rate 11.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

Residential

  • Rate 11.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

Residential

  • Rate 11.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

Residential

  • Rate 11.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

All CenterPoint Energy Plans

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

Residential

  • Rate 11.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

Residential

  • Rate 11.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

Residential

  • Rate 11.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

12 Month Usage Bill Credit

Residential

  • Rate 11.9¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Just400 Advantage - 24

Residential

  • Rate 16.4¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 10%

Just400 Advantage - 24

Residential

  • Rate 16.4¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 10%

Just400 Advantage - 24

Residential

  • Rate 16.4¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 10%

Just400 Advantage - 24

Residential

  • Rate 16.4¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 10%

Just Energy Web Plan - 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.4¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 10%

Just Energy Web Plan - 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.4¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 10%

Just Energy Web Plan - 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.4¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 10%

Just Energy Web Plan - 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.4¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 10%

Quick Facts About CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy is the 90th highest generator of electricity out of 3517 electricity providers in the country, producing 14,165,022.01 megawatt hours.

CenterPoint Energy generates 0.78% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 426th out of the 3517 suppliers we track in the United States.

CenterPoint Energy's electricity generation facilities generate 106,116.5 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas.

By megawatt hours produced, CenterPoint Energy is the 90th largest supplier out of 3517 in the nation.

CenterPoint Energy produces 14,053,886.01 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels, which is 74th in the US out of 3517 providers.

Energy Loss

CenterPoint Energy's energy loss due to business operations.

-1.41%

Total Energy Loss

237,543MWh

134 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of CenterPoint Energy's Power Outages

103.4 min.

vs. national average of 137.24 min.

1.01 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.27

CenterPoint Energy Energy Makeup

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CenterPoint Energy State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Indiana151,967580,696,8169100%
Ohio13,871,86381

CenterPoint Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Austin County30,1324113.58$151.91/mo
Brazoria County388,1814313.72$152.06/mo
Chambers County45,2573913.09$149.35/mo
Colorado County20,5594513.65$153.09/mo
Dubois County43,474612.53$125.03/mo
Fort Bend County889,1463813.76$152.30/mo
Galveston County357,1174313.70$152.19/mo
Gibson County33,017313.74$139.46/mo
Harris County4,780,9133913.74$152.20/mo
Liberty County101,9924111.01$139.45/mo

Power Plants Owned by CenterPoint Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Madison IN Coal 5,098,896.025,260,155,075.161,031.63
Gallia County OH Coal 5,077,5474,987,385,480.77982.24
Warrick County IN Coal 4,019,7974,074,167,298.441,013.53
Warrick County IN Coal 1,857,112.011,882,140,722.821,013.48
Posey County IN Coal 1,233,346.991,327,200,178.31,076.1
Spencer County IN Solar 93,977

CenterPoint Energy Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
98.36%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
0.75%
SOLAR
Solar
0.72%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.10%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.07%

Cities CenterPoint Energy Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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CenterPoint Energy FAQ:

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for CenterPoint Energy customers?

CenterPoint Energy's current average BUNDLED electricity rate is 17.11 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average US BUNDLED rate of 15.73 cents.

What percentage of CenterPoint Energy's electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel types?

Power plants owned by or associated with CenterPoint Energy generate 99.22% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

How much is the average bundled bill for CenterPoint Energy customers each month?

Consumers of CenterPoint Energy pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $144.37.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy is associated with or owns 6 power plants.

Does CenterPoint Energy have any subsidiary companies?

Vectren Energy is owned by CenterPoint Energy.

What percentage of CenterPoint Energy's electricity is generated from renewable fuel sources?

Power plants owned by or associated with CenterPoint Energy generate 0.78% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

When will CenterPoint Energy power be restored?

Average outage times for CenterPoint Energy are around 103.4 minutes per outage.

What is the phone number for CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy's customer service phone number is (713) 207-2222

How many counties does CenterPoint Energy supply electricity to?

CenterPoint Energy offers service in 20 counties.

Who is the CEO of CenterPoint Energy?

The CEO of CenterPoint Energy is David J. Lesar.

How many states does CenterPoint Energy have customers in in?

There are 3 states that receive at least some electricity coverage by CenterPoint Energy.

What cities does CenterPoint Energy sell electricity to?

CenterPoint Energy has customers in 143 cities in the country including Texas, Ohio, and Indiana.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-06-08