Electric Transmission and Distribution
Transmission lines and distribution lines working for you
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 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 FactsData as of December 31, 2013
|Metered Customers by Classification|| || |
| Residential||1,965,002||87.5% |
| Commercial||276,101||12.3% |
| Industrial||2,033||0.1% |
| Municipal / Public Utilities||772||< 0.1% |
|Megawatt Hours Delivered in 2013||79,517,776|
| Residential||27,279,007||34.3% |
| Commercial||24,136,285||30.4% |
| Industrial||27,935,132||35.1% |
| Municipal / Public Utilities||167,352||< 0.2% |
|Transmission and Distribution|| || |
| Overhead Distribution Lines|
| Overhead Transmission Lines ||3,703 miles|
| Underground Distribution Lines ||21,763 miles|
| Underground Transmission Lines ||26 miles|
| Substations ||233|
| Service Centers ||14|