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Your daily routine is important, and whether you think about it often or not, you depend on the services CenterPoint Energy provides. The Greater Houston region’s experience with disastrous weather events emphasizes the need to improve the reliability of our electric system. We have the responsibility of strengthening this system to build a stronger, smarter and more adaptable grid to enhance reliability and resiliency to severe weather events and other threats, thereby improving the energy you need.


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​Understanding reliability
​Understanding resiliency
​An energy system's ability to provide a continuous supply of electricity. 
​An energy system's ability to adapt to and optimally recover from disruptive incidents. 




There are few, if any, locations in the United States at greater risk of substantial impacts from climate change and severe weather events than Harris County, Texas, which lies at the heart of CenterPoint Energy’s Houston electric service territory. Harris County is identified as high risk because it is projected to have the most negative future impacts across several socioeconomic metrics.1 Harris County’s particular vulnerabilities for flooding and severe storms highlight the critical need for weatherization, energy resilience and flood control in the Houston area.

1NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2022). Https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/ billions/, DOI: 10.25921/stkw-7w730

We're committed to providing a more reliable energy future.

On March 6, 2024, CenterPoint Energy’s Houston electric transmission and distribution business filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and municipal regulatory authorities requesting an adjustment to base rates and charges through a process known as a base rate case.

Our service territory covers about 5,000-square-miles across Houston and surrounding communities and serves approximately 2.8 million metered customers across its electric system — nearly 300,000 more metered customers than when CenterPoint filed its previous rate case in 2019. Since then, to help meet the Greater Houston region’s ever-increasing electric demands, we have invested more than $6 billion in creating a stronger, smarter, more resilient and adaptable grid.

As our city continues to grow and evolve, we are working to meet the area’s ever-increasing electric demands. The approval of this request will enable CenterPoint to continue delivering the safe, reliable and resilient service the Greater Houston area depends on.

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To keep our community informed, we have created a webpage for electric construction project updates and timelines. Please note that the details shared on the webpage are subject to change as projects evolve and circumstances shift.

Electric construction projects

CenterPoint’s infrastructure investment plan is focused on bringing electric delivery equipment into the now.

By modernizing the equipment and grid, we aim to create a stronger, smarter, more adaptable system enabling the evolution of our customers’ and communities’ energy future. The plan calls for an approximately $20 billion investment in system growth, reliability, modernization and clean energy enablement to improve the overall resiliency of our Houston electric service territory.

We have already started implementing some of these system improvement updates. You may begin to see our crews in your neighborhood working to deliver a more resilient and reliable electric system.

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