​​Consumer Responsibilities​​

Appropriate protective equipment is your responsibility​​​​

Many power quality problems could be in your own home!​

According to the CenterPoint Energy Tariff, customers have the responsibility to install necessary protective equipment to limit the adverse effect of power quality problems.

If you want premium power​, or a higher quality of service than CenterPoint Energy can supply, it is your responsibility to secure that level of service.

Find protective equipment to enhance electric service at the power quality marketplace​:

  • ​Transient voltage surge suppressor (TVSS)

  • Constant voltage (Ferroresonant) transformer

  • Magnetic synthesizer

  • Dip proofing inverter

  • Lightning protection system

  • Dynamic sag corrector

  • Static VAR compensator (VAR = volt-amperes reactive)

  • High speed transfer switch

  • Battery UPS (uninterruptible power supply)

  • Rotary UPS (uninterruptible power supply)

  • Proper maintenance of electrical facilities

  • ​Dedicated branch circuit