From our President & CEO, Scott M. Prochazka:
I'd like to welcome you to CenterPoint Energy. We're a company with proud traditions and a long history of service. CenterPoint Energy is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company also owns a limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, a partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp., which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. We're an established company with substantial assets that are managed by experienced people.
CenterPoint Energy’s corporate vision is to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value. At CenterPoint Energy, we believe that business results are achieved through the skills, talents and abilities of our diverse work force. Our long tradition of dedication and hard work add up to a company of people who are always there for our customers and neighbors, for our employees and their families, and for our shareholders.
The Communities We Serve
What we do ...
The energy we deliver is at the center of our customers' lives: from 24-hour a day television broadcasts … to gas kitchens … to comfortable gas heating … to hand-held computers and cellular phone connections.
We know that reliable energy is not a luxury. It's up to us to keep the lights on and to provide clean natural gas for homes, factories and businesses. CenterPoint Energy is a company of people who are always there. Check out Fast Facts for a quick glance at a variety of information about CenterPoint Energy and take a look at the 2013 Annual Report for a more in-depth overview.
CenterPoint Energy is a public utility holding company. Our operating subsidiaries own and operate electric transmission and distribution facilities and natural gas distribution facilities and own interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP:
- Electric Transmission & Distribution (T&D) – We maintain the wires, poles and electric infrastructure serving the 5,000-square-mile electric service territory in the Houston metropolitan area. While CenterPoint Energy employees ensure the reliable delivery of power from power plants to homes and businesses, we neither generate power nor sell it directly to customers.
- Natural Gas Distribution – We sell and deliver natural gas to more than 3.3 million homes and businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas, including the high growth areas of Houston and Minneapolis.
- Competitive Natural Gas Sales and Services – Our gas marketing business, CenterPoint Energy Services, offers variable and fixed-price physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers and electric and gas utilities.
Giving back is our way of saying thank you
CenterPoint Energy employees are untiring volunteers in the communities where we live. We lend support to educational, civic, social and environmental initiatives that enhance the quality of life for our customers and we work with groups from many backgrounds, tailoring our relationship and assistance to meet their needs. Through our volunteer programs, in 2012 we contributed more than 243,313 volunteer hours to the communities we serve. These hours are valued at more than $5.3 million, according to the Independent Sector, but they are invaluable to the individuals who benefit from them and the employees who experience the pleasure of giving back.
Our Code of Ethics
The CenterPoint Energy Ethics and Compliance Code is based on our core values of SAFETY, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, INITIATIVE and RESPECT, and reflects the basic ethical principles that guide our conduct every day.
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