CenterPoint Energy and Vectren complete merger
Combined company well positioned to advance its vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value
2019-02-01T06:00:00Z

Houston and Evansville, Ind. – Feb. 1, 2019 – CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) and Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) today announced the successful completion of their merger. The combined company, which is named CenterPoint Energy and headquartered in Houston, has regulated electric and natural gas utility businesses in eight states that serve more than 7 million metered customers and a competitive energy businesses' footprint in nearly 40 states.

"Today, we come together as one company. With a greater level of business operations, resources and capabilities, we plan to execute a unified business strategy focused on the safe and reliable delivery of electricity, natural gas and energy-related services," said Scott M. Prochazka, president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy. "It is a time of transformation for our industry, and I believe CenterPoint Energy will be well positioned to deliver traditional energy services with innovative solutions that meet customers' evolving needs and expectations."

With the merger, CenterPoint Energy has assets totaling approximately $29 billion, an enterprise value of $27 billion and approximately 14,000 employees. CenterPoint Energy's businesses include:

  • Electric utility business CenterPoint Energy maintains the wires, poles and electric infrastructure serving 2.4 million metered customers in the greater Houston area and 145,000 customers in Indiana. The company also owns and operates nearly 1,300 megawatts of power generation capacity in Indiana. CenterPoint Energy's Texas electric utility business is headquartered in Houston and its Indiana electric utility business is headquartered in Evansville, Ind.
  • Natural gas utility business – CenterPoint Energy sells and delivers natural gas to 4.5 million homes and businesses in eight states: Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas, including the high-growth areas of Houston and Minneapolis. The company's natural gas utility business is headquartered in Evansville.
  • Competitive energy businesses – CenterPoint Energy's competitive energy businesses include: natural gas marketing and energy-related services; energy efficiency, sustainability and infrastructure modernization solutions; and construction and repair services for pipeline systems, primarily natural gas. The company's competitive energy businesses are led from Houston.

CenterPoint Energy will continue to trade under the ticker symbol "CNP" on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Chicago Stock Exchange.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, which was announced on April 23, 2018, Vectren shareholders will receive $72.00, along with a prorated dividend of $0.41145, in cash for each share of Vectren common stock owned as of the close of business on Feb. 1, 2019. Additionally, Vectren common stock, which previously traded under the ticker symbol "VVC," has ceased trading on and was delisted from the NYSE effective today.

"I look forward to watching the newly combined company thrive in this evolving industry," said Carl Chapman, outgoing Vectren chairman, president and chief executive officer. "CenterPoint Energy was the right partner for Vectren and I am confident this merger will have a positive impact on all stakeholders. I sincerely thank the employees and shareholders who have been part of the Vectren journey."

A CenterPoint Energy fact sheet can be found here.

 

CenterPoint Energy

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is an energy delivery company with regulated utility businesses in eight states and a competitive energy businesses footprint in nearly 40 states. Through its electric transmission & distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution businesses, the company serves more than 7 million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. CenterPoint Energy's competitive energy businesses include natural gas marketing and energy-related services; energy efficiency, sustainability and infrastructure modernization solutions; and construction and repair services for pipeline systems, primarily natural gas. The company also owns 54.0 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns, operates and develops strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With approximately 14,000 employees and nearly $29 billion in assets, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

The statements in this press release contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release are forward-looking statements made in good faith by us and are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "goal," "intend," "may," "objective," "plan," "potential," "predict," "projection," "should," "target," "will" or other similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions of management which are believed to be reasonable at the time made and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to benefits of the merger, integration plans and expected synergies and anticipated future financial measures and operating performance and results, including estimates for growth and other matters affecting future operations. Each forward-looking statement contained in this press release speaks only as of the date of this release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the provided forward-looking information include risks and uncertainties relating to: (1) difficulties that may arise in successfully integrating the businesses of CenterPoint Energy and Vectren, which may result in the combined company not operating as efficiently and effectively as anticipated; (2) the ability of the combined company to achieve expected cost savings and synergies or it taking longer than expected for those savings and synergies to materialize; (3) potential unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities associated with the merger; (4) potential differences in the actual credit ratings of CenterPoint Energy, Vectren or their subsidiaries from the companies' anticipated ratings; (5) future regulatory or legislative actions that could adversely affect the combined company; (6) other economic, business or competitive factors that could adversely affect the combined company and (7) other factors discussed in CenterPoint Energy's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, CenterPoint Energy's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2018 and other reports CenterPoint Energy or its subsidiaries may file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

 

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CenterPoint Energy’s green hydrogen facility is first ever to register and issue certificates on M-RETS Renewable Thermal tracking platform

​MINNEAPOLIS – December 1, 2022 – CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP), Minnesota's largest natural gas utility, has registered its Minneapolis green hydrogen facility on the M-RETS® Renewable Thermal Tracking System to track renewable thermal certificates (RTCs).  CenterPoint Energy's facility, which began operations earlier this year, is the first-ever green hydrogen facility to register with a tracking system in North America and the company is receiving the nation's first RTCs issued for green hydrogen.

RTCs are a tool that represents the environmental attributes associated with renewable natural gas and other renewable thermal commodities, including green hydrogen. CenterPoint Energy plans to retire the RTCs generated from its green hydrogen facility on behalf of its customers.

"We are proud to collaborate with CenterPoint Energy on making green hydrogen RTCs available in the M-RETS Renewable Thermal tracking system," said Ben Gerber, M-RETS President, and CEO. "With new incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, green hydrogen-producing facilities will grow. This is an important step to establishing the market."

M-RETS manages the RTC platform that validates the environmental attributes of renewable fuels and issues a traceable digital certificate for every dekatherm produced by a renewable thermal generator. RTCs empower buyers to trace and claim renewable fuel consumption from specific facilities across the United States and Canada, allowing them to address the emissions attributable to their natural gas usage.

M-RETS created its Renewable Thermal tracking system in 2020 to increase transparency, spur market development for industries that cannot be electrified, and provide the value and liquidity necessary to support renewable thermal projects. Zero- or low-carbon fuels such as green hydrogen and renewable natural gas offer an alternative to fossil fuels, providing an essential resource for companies to lower their emissions from energy use.

"CenterPoint Energy is committed to evaluating innovative solutions that help reduce emissions to support a cleaner energy future," said Scott Doyle, Executive Vice President, Utility Operations. "With our green hydrogen pilot facility, we are exploring the potential of this zero-carbon energy resource to supplement the conventional natural gas delivered through our local distribution systems to benefit both our customers and the environment."

CenterPoint Energy's green hydrogen system in Minneapolis uses renewable electricity and purified water to produce 60 dekatherms of hydrogen within a 24-hour period. The green hydrogen is added to natural gas in a portion of the utility's local distribution pipeline system, reducing the carbon impact of the gas when burned.

Last year, CenterPoint Energy announced carbon reduction goals to achieve net-zero emissions for certain scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2035 and to reduce its residential and commercial customers' scope 3 emissions by 20-30% by 2035.  The company also expects to use a new state law in Minnesota, the Natural Gas Innovation Act, as an opportunity to evaluate investments in zero- or low-carbon energy resources and technologies.

About M-RETS®

M-RETS® envisions a future powered by clean, sustainable energy practices that prioritize our environment, stimulate our economy, and help our world thrive. As an innovative not-for-profit organization made up of environmental experts, we help generators and suppliers across North America track generated renewable energy outputs and other sustainable resources to place a dollar value on environmental benefits. Through our online platform and trusted quality data, M-RETS is building the transformational digital infrastructure critical for a thriving, decarbonized economy. To learn more, visit MRETS.org.

About CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

As the only investor owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas. As of September 30, 2022, the company owned approximately $35 billion in assets. With approximately 8,900 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.

Forward Looking Statement:

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this news release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "goal," "intend," "may," "objective," "plan," "potential," "predict," "projection," "should," "target," "will" or other similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions of management which are believed to be reasonable at the time made and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Any statements in this news release regarding future events, such as the growth of green hydrogen, the benefits to the company of green hydrogen, including from tracking green hydrogen, and any other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement contained in this news release speaks only as of the date of this release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the provided forward-looking information include risks and uncertainties relating to: (1) the impact of disruption to the global supply chain; (2) financial market conditions; (3) general economic conditions; (4) the timing and impact of future regulatory and legislative decisions; (5) effects of competition; (6) weather variations; (7) changes in business plans; and (8) other factors, risks and uncertainties discussed in CenterPoint Energy's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, CenterPoint Energy's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2022, June 30, 2022 and September 30, 2022 and other reports CenterPoint Energy or its subsidiaries may file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Net Zero Disclaimer

While CenterPoint Energy believes that it has a clear path towards achieving its net zero emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) by 2035 goals, its analysis and path forward required it to make a number of assumptions. These goals and underlying assumptions involve risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees. Should one or more of its underlying assumptions prove incorrect, its actual results and ability to achieve net zero emissions by 2035 could differ materially from its expectations. Certain of the assumptions that could impact its ability to meet its net zero emissions goals include, but are not limited to: emission levels, service territory size and capacity needs remaining in line with company expectations (inclusive of changes related to the sale of its Natural Gas businesses in Arkansas and Oklahoma); regulatory approval of Indiana Electric's generation transition plan; impacts of future environmental regulations or legislation; impacts of future carbon pricing regulation or legislation, including a future carbon tax; price, availability and regulation of carbon offsets; price of fuel, such as natural gas; cost of energy generation technologies, such as wind and solar, natural gas and storage solutions; adoption of alternative energy by the public, including adoption of electric vehicles; rate of technology innovation with regards to alternative energy resources; our ability to implement our modernization plans for our pipelines and facilities; the ability to complete and implement generation alternatives to Indiana Electric's coal generation and retirement dates of Indiana Electric's coal facilities by 2035; the ability to construct and/or permit new natural gas pipelines; the ability to procure resources needed to build at a reasonable cost, the lack of scarcity of resources and labor, the lack of any project cancellations, construction delays or overruns and the ability to appropriately estimate costs of new generation; impact of any supply chain disruptions; and enhancement of energy efficiencies. In addition, because Texas in an unregulated market, CenterPoint Energy's Scope 2 estimates do not take into account Texas electric transmission and distribution assets in the line loss calculation and exclude emissions related to purchased power between 2024E-2026.  CenterPoint Energy's Scope 3 estimates are based on the total natural gas supply delivered to residential and commercial customers as reported in the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) For EIA-176 reports and do not take into account the emissions and transport customers and emissions related to upstream extraction.  Please also review the section entitled "Forward Looking Statement" in this news release. 


As temperatures drop, CenterPoint Energy offers tips to save energy and stay safe while keeping warm

Evansville –Nov. 17, 2022 – As temperatures drop below freezing this week, CenterPoint Energy is reminding its customers about simple energy-saving and safety steps they can take to help lower their heating bills while continuing to stay safe and warm in the cold weather.

Energy-Saving Tips

  • Make sure your heating system is operating safely and efficiently. An annual inspection and tune-up is recommended, and make sure it is performed by a qualified technician.
  • Change or clean your furnace filter regularly. Good air flow is essential for maximizing the efficiency and life of your furnace.
  • Turn down the thermostat. Lower it by 10 degrees at night or when you're away for at least eight hours. You can potentially save 10% on your space heating costs. With a programmable thermostat, it's easy to have your heating system work around your schedule.  
  • Make your home more airtight to keep warm air in and cold air out. Use caulk or weather-stripping to seal leaks around doors, windows and other openings such as pipes or ducts. Close fireplace dampers when not in use so you don't lose heat.
  • Keep curtains and blinds open during the day to allow the sun's heat to warm your house. Close curtains and blinds at night so you don't lose heat when the sun goes down.

 
Safety Tips

  • Use space heaters safely. Use a space heater with an automatic shut-off, and keep children, pets and all items at least three feet away. A space heater that uses gas, propane or wood should be vented to the outside. Stoves and ovens should never be used for space heating.
  • Test your carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke alarms to make sure they work properly. Change batteries regularly. Alarms don't last forever, so replace according to the manufacturer's instructions. 
  • Know the signs of CO poisoning. Early symptoms such as headache and fatigue are similar to the flu, but without a fever. Continued CO exposure can lead to more severe headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty thinking clearly and fainting. If everyone in a household is experiencing symptoms, it may be CO poisoning. Get fresh air immediately and call 911.
  • Immediately report a suspected natural gas leak. If you smell the "rotten egg" odor of natural gas, immediately leave on foot, go to a safe location and call both 911 and CenterPoint Energy at 800-227-1376. Don't use electric switches/outlets, phones (including cell phones), drive or start a car inside or close to the location, or do anything that could cause a spark.

 
Customers who believe they may have trouble paying their heating bills this winter should contact CenterPoint Energy to set up a payment arrangement and find out if they are eligible for energy assistance that can help pay their bills. To learn more, visit CenterPointEnergy.com/EnergyforIndiana.

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As temperatures drop, CenterPoint Energy offers tips to save energy and stay safe while keeping warm

Dayton – Nov. 17, 2022 – As temperatures drop below freezing this week, CenterPoint Energy is reminding its customers about simple energy-saving and safety steps they can take to help lower their heating bills while continuing to stay safe and warm in the cold weather.

Energy-Saving Tips

  • Make sure your heating system is operating safely and efficiently. An annual inspection and tune-up is recommended, and make sure it is performed by a qualified technician.
  • Change or clean your furnace filter regularly. Good air flow is essential for maximizing the efficiency and life of your furnace.
  • Turn down the thermostat. Lower it by 10 degrees at night or when you're away for at least eight hours. You can potentially save 10% on your space heating costs. With a programmable thermostat, it's easy to have your heating system work around your schedule.  
  • Make your home more airtight to keep warm air in and cold air out. Use caulk or weather-stripping to seal leaks around doors, windows and other openings such as pipes or ducts. Close fireplace dampers when not in use so you don't lose heat.
  • Keep curtains and blinds open during the day to allow the sun's heat to warm your house. Close curtains and blinds at night so you don't lose heat when the sun goes down.

 
Safety Tips

  • Use space heaters safely. Use a space heater with an automatic shut-off, and keep children, pets and all items at least three feet away. A space heater that uses gas, propane or wood should be vented to the outside. Stoves and ovens should never be used for space heating.
  • Test your carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke alarms to make sure they work properly. Change batteries regularly. Alarms don't last forever, so replace according to the manufacturer's instructions. 
  • Know the signs of CO poisoning. Early symptoms such as headache and fatigue are similar to the flu, but without a fever. Continued CO exposure can lead to more severe headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty thinking clearly and fainting. If everyone in a household is experiencing symptoms, it may be CO poisoning. Get fresh air immediately and call 911.
  • Immediately report a suspected natural gas leak. If you smell the "rotten egg" odor of natural gas, immediately leave on foot, go to a safe location and call both 911 and CenterPoint Energy at 800-227-1376. Don't use electric switches/outlets, phones (including cell phones), drive or start a car inside or close to the location, or do anything that could cause a spark.

 
Customers who believe they may have trouble paying their heating bills this winter should contact CenterPoint Energy to set up a payment arrangement and find out if they are eligible for energy assistance that can help pay their bills. To learn more, visit CenterPointEnergy.com/NaturalGasCost.

CenterPoint Energy offering bill assistance and energy-saving resources as energy market prices remain on the rise

Houston – Nov. 9, 2022 – CenterPoint Energy is encouraging customers to take action now to help manage natural gas bills for the upcoming heating season. The company's Texas natural gas territory today announced customers will see an incremental increase in their natural gas bills when compared to those of last winter, assuming normal winter weather, due primarily to natural gas market conditions. Customers can take advantage of CenterPoint Energy's array of payment assistance options as well as energy-saving tips to help mitigate the impact to bills.

  • Increase in natural gas bills primarily driven by continued natural gas price surge
  • Customers encouraged to prepare now for managing their energy bills
  • Company encourages customers to utilize assistance programs, various payment options and energy-saving tips 

"We recognize that our customers have concerns about their heating bills this winter, mainly due to the higher market prices of natural gas," said Tal Centers, Vice President, Texas Gas. "While the cost of natural gas makes up the largest portion of a customer's monthly heating bill, the price we pay in the market for natural gas is the same price we charge our customers – with no markup."

Heating with natural gas remains significantly more cost-effective than the alternatives of electricity, propane or heating oil. Bills will vary by customer depending on the size and age of the home, number of gas appliances, number in the household, thermostat settings and levels of insulation.

CenterPoint Energy also encourages customers to utilize the following resources should they need bill assistance or energy savings tips.

  • Federal Utility Assistance Dollars: Those needing bill assistance should determine if they qualify for federal utility assistance dollars through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In Texas, LIHEAP funds are administered through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs' Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CAEP). The CEAP is administered through subrecipients, which collectively cover all counties across the state.
    Visit https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/community-affairs/ceap/.
  • Due Date Extension and Payment Arrangement: These are two free offerings which are available to customers in need of a special payment plan on a temporary basis in order to keep service connected and manage energy costs.
  • Average Monthly Bill: Under this billing plan, a customer's estimated costs for a year of gas service are spread in equal monthly bill amounts for the year. This leveling of monthly bill amounts reduces the need to pay the full amount in the winter and spreads some of those higher bill charges into the non-heating months. Amounts are adjusted each summer for actual costs, and the customer's credit or amount due rolls into the next Budget Bill payment for the next 12-month period. Customers can enroll for free on www.centerpointenergy.com or by calling 1-800-227-1376.

 
"We recognize the financial hardships our customers may be facing this heating season, and we want to encourage them to contact us for options to assist in managing costs prior to their first high bill of the heating season," said Centers. "We are committed to helping our customers manage their bills to ease the impact of higher energy costs."


About CenterPoint Energy
As the only investor-owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas. As of June 30, 2022, the company owned approximately $35 billion in assets. With approximately 8,900 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.


CenterPoint Energy offering bill assistance and energy-saving resources as energy market prices remain on the rise

Mississippi – Nov. 9, 2022 – CenterPoint Energy is encouraging customers to take action now to help manage natural gas bills for the upcoming heating season. The company's Mississippi natural gas territory today announced customers will see an incremental increase in their natural gas bills when compared to those of last winter, assuming normal winter weather, due primarily to natural gas market conditions. Customers can take advantage of CenterPoint Energy's array of payment assistance options as well as energy-saving tips to help mitigate the impact to bills.

  • Increase in natural gas bills primarily driven by continued natural gas price surge
  • Customers encouraged to prepare now for managing their energy bills
  • Company encourages customers to utilize assistance programs, various payment options, rebate programs and energy-saving tips

The average CenterPoint Energy customer bill in Mississippi is expected to be roughly $70, based on annual usage for natural gas service. This represents about a $20 increase over last year's average bill where the increase is primarily due to the rise in cost of natural gas.

"We recognize that our customers have concerns about their heating bills this winter, mainly due to the higher market prices of natural gas," said Tony Gardner, Vice President, Louisiana and Mississippi Gas. "While the cost of natural gas makes up the largest portion of a customer's monthly heating bill, the price we pay in the market for natural gas is the same price we charge our customers – with no markup."

The Energy Information Administration continues to recognize natural gas as the most affordable heating source, according to a report recently issued. Heating with natural gas remains significantly more cost-effective than the alternatives of electricity, propane or heating oil. Bills will vary by customer depending on the size and age of the home, number of gas appliances, number in the household, thermostat settings and levels of insulation.

CenterPoint Energy also encourages customers to utilize the following resources should they need bill assistance or energy savings tips.

  • Federal Utility Assistance Dollars: Those needing bill assistance should determine if they qualify for federal utility assistance dollars through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In Mississippi, LIHEAP funds are administered through the Mississippi Department of Human Services' Division of Community Services. Assistance is administered through subrecipients across the state. Visit https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/community-services/liheap/.
  • Due Date Extension and Payment Arrangement: These are two free offerings which are available to customers in need of a special payment plan on a temporary basis in order to keep service connected and manage energy costs.
  • Budget Bill: Under this billing plan, a customer's estimated costs for a year of gas service are spread in equal monthly bill amounts for the year. This leveling of monthly bill amounts reduces the need to pay the full amount in the winter and spreads some of those higher bill charges into the non-heating months. Amounts are adjusted each summer for actual costs, and the customer's credit or amount due rolls into the next Budget Bill payment for the next 12-month period. Customers can enroll for free on www.centerpointenergy.com or by calling 1-800-227-1376.

 
"We recognize the financial hardships our customers may be facing this heating season, and we want to encourage them to contact us for options to assist in managing costs prior to their first high bill of the heating season," said Tony Gardner. "We are committed to helping our customers manage their bills to ease the impact of higher energy costs."

CenterPoint Energy's natural gas service territory delivers natural gas to approximately 4.2 million homes and businesses in six states: Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas.

About CenterPoint Energy
As the only investor-owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas. As of June 30, 2022, the company owned approximately $35 billion in assets. With approximately 8,900 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.