CenterPoint Energy

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About CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy is an investor owned company operating in 3 states in the nation. The residential electricity rate for consumers of CenterPoint Energy is, on average, 16.95 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, sadly, 14.23% more than the average US price of 14.84 cents. The company had total sales and disposition of 6,626,287.44 megawatt hours in 2021, of which 70.12% were via retail sales. The electricity generated in the company's power plants made up 6,023,803.49 of the megawatt hours sourced by the company. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 501,258.95 megawatt hours. Their total revenue for 2021 from electricity related activities was $3,536,658,960, with 1.65% coming from wholesale electricity sales and 15.78% from retail sales to end users.

The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $131.84, while the CenterPoint Energy average is 13.96% more at $150.25 per month. CenterPoint Energy ranks 2516th in the United States for average monthly bill amount. The provider is the 29th highest producer of megawatt hours from coal in the country out of 3509 providers. Of the 3509 electricity suppliers that we track in the US, CenterPoint Energy ranks as the 69th largest producer of megawatt hours from solar fields, with 108,963 megawatt hours produced. Consumers of the company have 0.82 power outages on average each year, with outages lasting around 69.7 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.58 outages at 145.81 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 0.10% of the electricity that they generate. The countrywide energy loss average is 2.45%, giving CenterPoint Energy a rank of 38th best out of 3509 providers reporting energy loss in the country.

CenterPoint Energy Rate & Electric Bills

CenterPoint Energy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.191/kWh$0.108/kWh$212.53/mo.$91.04/mo.
2701st16.95¢CenterPoint Energy's Average residential price per kWh
2516th$150.25Average 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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Quick Facts About CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy is the 86th highest generator of electricity out of 3509 electricity providers in the country, producing 15,611,683.47 megawatt hours.

CenterPoint Energy generates 0.76% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 420th out of the 3509 suppliers we track in the United States.

CenterPoint Energy's electricity generation facilities generate 120,386.24 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas.

By megawatt hours produced, CenterPoint Energy is the 86th largest supplier out of 3509 in the nation.

CenterPoint Energy produces 15,492,479.47 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuels, which is 76th in the US out of 3509 providers.

Energy Loss

CenterPoint Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


38 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of CenterPoint Energy's Power Outages

69.7 min.

vs. national average of 145.81 min.

0.82 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.58

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

CenterPoint Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Austin County30,1325010.55$107.93/mo
Brazoria County368,5755410.58$107.60/mo
Chambers County45,2574810.38$108.96/mo
Colorado County20,5595510.60$109.45/mo
Dubois County43,474612.12$126.07/mo
Fort Bend County806,4974710.60$107.43/mo
Galveston County347,0845410.57$108.06/mo
Gibson County33,017314.01$148.94/mo
Harris County4,697,9574810.60$107.43/mo
Liberty County89,948509.35$109.74/mo

Power Plants Owned by CenterPoint Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Madison IN Coal 5,703,2945,723,229,821.941,003.5
Gallia County OH Coal 5,128,280.014,980,303,888.55971.15
Warrick County IN Coal 4,495,778.024,520,669,069.961,005.54
Posey County IN Coal 3,114,9083,182,709,363.071,021.77
Warrick County IN Coal 702,424742,003,376.541,056.35
Spencer County IN Solar 102,018
Veolia ES Blackfoot Landfill FacilityVectren Energy (100.00%)
Pike County IN Landfill Gas 10,2845,361,699.97521.36
Oak Hill Solar ArrayVectren Energy (100.00%)
Evansville IN Solar 3,491
Volkman Road Solar Array HybridVectren Energy (100.00%)
Vanderburgh County IN Solar 3,411

CenterPoint Energy Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil
Landfill Gas

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 DELIVERY electricity rate for CenterPoint Energy customers?

CenterPoint Energy's current average DELIVERY electricity rate is 16.95 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average US DELIVERY rate of 14.84 cents.

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

Power plants owned by or associated with CenterPoint Energy generate 99.24% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

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

Consumers of CenterPoint Energy pay, on average, a monthly delivery bill of $150.25.

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

CenterPoint Energy is associated with or owns 9 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 0.76% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

When will CenterPoint Energy power be restored?

Average outage times for CenterPoint Energy are around 69.7 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 140 cities in the country including Texas, Ohio, and Indiana.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-16