CenterPoint Energy

Texas Electric and Natural Gas Company

About CenterPoint Energy

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CenterPoint Energy delivers electricity to over two million residences and business in the Houston metropolitan area. CenterPoint also provides natural gas service to an additional three million homes and businesses in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.

CenterPoint Energy is a utility company, meaning in Texas it manages the power lines and infrastructure but does not sell electricity to customers. To see a list of retail electric providers and the electricity plans they offer in your area, enter your ZIP code above or click here.

CenterPoint Energy electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Superb Saver 12 12 months $0.08 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.08 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Max 12 12 months $0.08 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.089 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green Fixed 36 36 months $0.111 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Silver Eagle 12 12 months $0.112 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.114 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.115 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 12 12 months $0.115 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.134 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 5/31/2020, 1:10:54 AM CT 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.

Provider of Last Resort

In the Texas deregulated energy system, residents and businesses must purchase their electricity from a certified Retail Electric Provider (REP) instead of a utility company such as CenterPoint Energy. If you do not sign up with an REP, a Provider of Last Resort (POLR) will be chosen for you by the Texas Public Utilities Commission.

The Provider of Last Resort for customers in the CenterPoint service area isĀ Reliant Energy. If possible, residents and businesses should avoid POLR electric service because it may have a less competitive rate than other REPs.

To see what electricity rates and plans are available in your area and find your cheapest rate, enter your ZIP code above.

Contact CenterPoint Energy

If you have a question about your electricity service, contact your REP. If you experience a power outage or other electric issue, please contact CenterPoint Energy through one of the following methods:

  • To log in to your CenterPoint Energy account, click here.
  • To contact CenterPoint Energy customer service, call 1-713-659-2111 or send an email here.
  • To report a power outage, call 1-713-207-2222 or 1-800-332-7143. Click here to check power outage status.