CenterPoint Energy's electric transmission and distribution unit serves more than 2.2 million customers in a 5,000 square-mile area that includes Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city and a consistently growing market. As a regulated "wires" utility, we neither generate power nor sell it to end-use customers. We instead own, operate and maintain the poles, wires and substations that make the delivery of electricity ​​from power plants to customers safe and reliable. With over 3,700 miles of transmission lines and nearly 50,000 miles of distribution lines, we deliver electricity on behalf of 85 retail electric providers.

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Electric Transmission and Distribution Fast Facts

Data as of December 31, 2013

 

 

Metered Customers by Classification  
  Residential1,965,00287.5% 
  Commercial276,10112.3% 
  Industrial2,0330.1% 
  Municipal / Public Utilities772< 0.1% 
Megawatt Hours Delivered in 201379,517,776
  Residential27,279,00734.3% 
  Commercial24,136,28530.4% 
  Industrial27,935,13235.1% 
  Municipal / Public Utilities167,352< 0.2% 
Transmission and Distribution  
  Overhead Distribution Lines

28,112 miles

  Overhead Transmission Lines 3,703 miles
  Underground Distribution Lines 21,763 miles
  Underground Transmission Lines 26 miles
  Substations 233
  Service Centers 14