CenterPoint Energy Rates and Plans
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About CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy is a Houston-based utility company that has been in business for over 150 years. CenterPoint Energy reaches over seven million customers across seven states. 

Interestingly, CenterPoint Energy is Texas’s only investor-owned electric and gas utility. CenterPoint’s main offerings are electric transmission and distribution and natural gas distribution, sales, and services. The company has around 8,900 employees and assets worth approximately $35 billion. 

As a utility company, CenterPoint provides energy and responds to related client needs. This included maintaining power lines, reading meters, and responding to outages. They focus on providing customers with safety, reliability, and resilience. CenterPoint Energy’s planned shift to more sustainable energy could save customers $320 million over 20 years. 

CenterPoint Energy also supports nonprofits aligned with their community vitality and education goals. Programs supported include affordable housing, sustainable communities, literacy programs, STEM programs, and workforce development.

Electricity rates in the CenterPoint Energy service area

Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 months $0.107 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 months $0.107 / kWh
Discount Power - Bill Credit Bundle 24 24 months $0.109 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.115 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 12 12 months $0.115 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36 36 months $0.135 / kWh
Flagship Power - Galleon1000 12 12 months $0.139 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.139 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 24 24 months $0.145 / kWh
Rhythm Energy - Clear Choice 36 36 months $0.148 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit 12 months $0.149 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 24 plan 24 months $0.158 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter Lite 24 24 months $0.165 / kWh
Payless Power - 12 Month - Prepaid 12 months $0.171 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.172 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 3/01/2024, 11:43:52 AM CST 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.

Texas electric providers and utilities

Texas has the largest deregulated electric market in the U.S. Since 2002, all residents of Texas have been able to purchase electricity through a retail electricity provider (REP) instead of from utilities directly. Customers served by CenterPoint have the power to choose your REP. 

The REP you choose will work with the area’s utility company to deliver energy. If you don’t choose an electric utility plan, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) will assign one. For customers in the CenterPoint Energy service area, your default provider will be Reliant Energy.

You can search for an energy provider in your area by entering your ZIP code on this page. Browse current energy rates from major providers. You can filter results by specific features like energy use or sustainability. 

You can also explore our guide to selecting a provider to choose the plan that best meets your needs. You can also call our energy experts at the number on this page for more information. 

Contact CenterPoint Energy

For questions about your account or energy bill or to report a power outage or electrical emergency, contact your provider. 

  • You can report issues or check the status of a power outage through CenterPoint Energy or at 800-332-7143. Sign up for CenterPoint Energy’s Power Alert Service to receive power restoration alerts.
  • For non-emergency issues, contact customer service here.