CenterPoint Electricity Rates and Plans

CenterPoint Energy is a utility company that serves over 2.5 million customers in the state of Texas. The company is headquartered in Houston and provides electricity transmission and distribution services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the greater Houston area and surrounding regions. Additionally, CenterPoint is responsible for maintaining and operating the electric infrastructure in the region, including power lines, transformers, and substations. The company is also involved in natural gas distribution and serves over 400,000 customers in Texas. CenterPoint is committed to providing safe and reliable energy services to its customers, and has invested heavily in modernizing its infrastructure to meet the growing energy demands of the region.



CenterPoint Energy Sources

CenterPoint's energy comes from natural gas, coal, and other fossil. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 78% of CenterPoint's energy. Coal is the second largest source, making up 21%. Other Fossil provides 1% of CenterPoint's electricity.


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Other Fossil

CenterPoint Rates

CenterPoint has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential (by Green Mountain Energy Company)Fixed14¢

CenterPoint Electricity Plans

Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,150 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
4Change Energy

Charitable Saver 12

least likely to require a deposit
13.84¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Chariot Energy

Free Nights 36

lowest deposit
14.45¢36 monthsChoose Plan
Chariot Energy

Free Nights 24

lowest deposit
14.52¢24 monthsChoose Plan
OhmConnect Energy

TexasConnect 36

demand responsemost popular
15.5¢36 monthsChoose Plan
Constellation Energy

36 Month A/C Protect Premier for 2 Units

15.58¢36 monthsChoose Plan

CenterPoint Reliability

In 2021, the average CenterPoint customer lost electricity for 5 times for about 507 minutes each. In total, the average CenterPoint customer had their electricity out for about 2366 minutes during the whole year.

CenterPoint Incentives

CenterPoint can help you upgrade appliances and smart devices in your home.

Air-Source Heat Pump - Single PackageVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Clothes WashersVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Smart Thermostats$75CenterPoint EnergySee Details
Room Air Conditioning (purchase)$12- $14 /UnitCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Air-Source Heat Pump - Split SystemsVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Single PackageVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Smart ThermostatsVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Split SystemsVariesCenterPoint EnergySee Details
Clothes Dryers$50CenterPoint EnergySee Details

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