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Update: CenterPoint Energy reaches restoration milestone – a half million customers receive electricity

Houston – Sept. 15, 2008 – As of 7:36 a.m., CenterPoint Energy reported that it has restored electricity to a half million customers. Now, 27 percent of the 2.26 million customers have power. “We’re extremely pleased with the results of our disciplined restoration plan,” said Kenny Mercado, senior vice president of Electric Operations. “I’m very proud of our employees, and we’ll continue to work around the clock until everyone’s service is on.”