CenterPoint EnergyElectric Transmission and Distribution
Environmental Benefits
Smart meters reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions
CenterPoint Energy’s smart meters benefit the environment by reducing the use of fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants. These benefits come from reduced CenterPoint Energy service vehicle use and through potential electricity conservation by consumers. In fact, more than ten million remotely conducted service orders to date have avoided over 9,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to emissions from powering 750 average homes with electricity from coal-fired power plants for one year.