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1920-1929
A brief history of CenterPoint Energy

1929

  • Elena and Highlands Light & Water Company purchased from W. Garth and H.K. Johnson on January 30.

1927

  • Pasadena Light Company was purchased from Charles Meyer on February 28 for $6,250; 123 customers; estimated annual revenue $5,000.
  • Bellaire Gem Electric Company purchased from Clarence Anderson on April 27 for $12,500; 321 customers; estimated annual revenue $16,000.
  • South Houston Electric Company purchased from South Texas Fireworks Company on May 27 for $7,500; 61 customers; estimated annual revenue $4,000.
  • Pelly electric property purchased from Charles Trifon on May 28 for $22,000; 371 customers; estimated annual revenue $20,000.
  • Humble electric property purchased from S.P. Bellow on June 1 for $5,000; 60 customers; estimated annual revenue $4,000.
  • Freeport Light, Water & Ice Company purchased from Freeport Sulphur Company on July 25.

1926

  • HL&P used natural gas as a boiler fuel for the first time in February, pioneering the concept.

1925

  • Goose Creek Water & Light Company purchased from R.S. Sterling, May 1.
  • Uniform power schedule adopted for suburban towns, July 1.
  • La Porte granted franchise, July 3.
  • La Porte Water, Light & Ice Company purchased, October 5.

1922

  • HL&P 1905 is acquired by National Power & Light, another General Electric property, in a transfer of stock on March 21.
  • HL&P 1905 changed its name to Houston Lighting & Power Company on April 3 and formed the company that would serve the Houston area for the next 80 years.
  • First electric traffic signals went into operation on May 18.