CenterPoint Energy

Texas Electric and Natural Gas Company

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What is CenterPoint Energy?

Based in Houston, CenterPoint Energy is a transmission and distribution utility (TDU) for Texas. Along with electricity transmission, it offers natural gas distribution, and energy services operations. The company has been through a number of names during its more than 140 years in business. CenterPoint employs about 9,600 people across the nation.

In February 2019,  CenterPoint Energy closed on its merger with Vectren. That action brought the company’s reach to 7 million natural gas and electric customers in eight states: Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.

 

CenterPoint electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.058 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.059 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.059 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.061 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.067 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.067 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 12 12 months $0.075 / kWh
4Change Energy - Free Energy 12 12 months $0.075 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.080 / kWh
Constellation - 9 Month Usage Bill Credit 9 months $0.081 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.088 / kWh
Just Energy - Base Saver III 12 months $0.089 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Beat the Heat 12 12 months $0.089 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.089 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit 12 months $0.092 / kWh
Constellation - 36 Month Usage Bill Credit 36 months $0.100 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 6 6 months $0.103 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Select 12 12 months $0.104 / kWh
Constellation - 24 Month Usage Bill Credit 24 months $0.105 / kWh
Constellation - 12Mo Usage Bill Credit + A/C Protection for 2 Units and HVAC Diagnostics 12 months $0.106 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.108 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month (No Min Usage Fee) 12 months $0.109 / kWh
4Change Energy - Helpful Saver 24 24 months $0.109 / kWh
Constellation - 24 Month A/C Protect Premier for 2 Units 24 months $0.109 / kWh
Express Energy - Auto Pay Bundled 12 12 months $0.110 / kWh
Discount Power - Wise Buy 24 24 months $0.112 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 18 18 months $0.112 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 18 18 months $0.113 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.113 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 36 36 months $0.114 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 36 Preferred 36 months $0.114 / kWh
Pulse Power - Free Energy Weekends 12 12 months $0.115 / kWh
Pulse Power - Free Energy Nights 12 12 months $0.115 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 12 12 months $0.115 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.115 / kWh
Discount Power - Saver 24 24 months $0.116 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred 12 months $0.116 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.118 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 24 24 months $0.119 / kWh
Just Energy - Simple Rate 36 36 months $0.120 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.120 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.120 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 24 24 months $0.120 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.121 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 12 12 months $0.121 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Saver 15 15 months $0.122 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Golden Eagle 36 months $0.122 / kWh
Reliant - Clear Flex 1 month $0.122 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 12 12 months $0.122 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 12 12 months $0.123 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 24+ 24 months $0.123 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Silver Eagle 12 months $0.124 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Light Saver 12+ 12 months $0.124 / kWh
Direct Energy - Twelve Hour Power 12 12 months $0.125 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.126 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 12 12 months $0.127 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Value 12 12 months $0.128 / kWh
Just Energy - Simple Rate Plus + $100 Gift Card 12 months $0.129 / kWh
Just Energy - Just 400 Advantage 24 months $0.129 / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 12 12 months $0.129 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This After Hours 12 12 months $0.130 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Stay Cozy 12 12 months $0.130 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.133 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 24 24 months $0.135 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 30 30 months $0.135 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Max 12 12 months $0.135 / kWh
Just Energy - Just Energy Purely Green - 36 36 months $0.136 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Lock 24 Online 24 months $0.137 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 12 12 months $0.138 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 12 12 months $0.138 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 18 18 months $0.139 / kWh
4Change Energy - Generous Saver Plus 24 24 months $0.140 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Freedom 36 36 months $0.144 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.145 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 12 12 months $0.148 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Weekends 12 12 months $0.148 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Superb Saver 12 12 months $0.148 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.150 / kWh
TXU Energy - Flex Rewards 1 month $0.150 / kWh
TXU Energy - Texas Choice 12 12 months $0.152 / kWh
TXU Energy - Texas Choice 24 24 months $0.152 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Premium 24 24 months $0.152 / kWh
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.152 / kWh
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 12 12 months $0.153 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Club 12 12 months $0.155 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 12 (8 p.m.) 12 months $0.155 / kWh
Payless Power - Smartricity Easy Choice - Prepaid Plan 1 month $0.155 / kWh
TXU Energy - Solar Saver 12 12 months $0.157 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Pass 24 24 months $0.162 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 24 24 months $0.162 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus Preferred 1 month $0.163 / kWh
TXU Energy - Free Nights & Solar Days 24 (8 p.m.) 24 months $0.167 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 36 36 months $0.170 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 10/26/2020, 4:33:57 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 work under different structures. In most states, there is no energy choice. Residents sign up for electricity from their utilities.

Even when there is energy choice, however, the system is different in some states. For example, most Texas residents and businesses must choose a retail electricity provider, while in other states with energy choice residents may stick with their utility. The levels of choice are known collectively as energy deregulation, which is designed to encourage competition.

Since 2002 in Texas, which is one of many deregulated states, more than 5 million residents have made a choice of which 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. Here are some resources you’ll find helpful:

 

What is the difference between a utility and a provider?

One big question from many energy customers is this: What’s the difference between an energy provider and a utility company? Knowing the role of each can help you make your choice of provider with more clarity.

Let’s break it down:

Utility vs. Provider

Utilities deliver natural gas or electricity to a home or business. They source energy from a provider and maintain lines and other infrastructure to deliver it to customers.

If your power goes out, you should call your utility. It’s also the entity that sends your monthly bill.

Energy providers, on the other hand, generate or buy the energy that is supplied by the utilities.

Updated: 08/26/2020