Houston – Sept. 16, 2019 – CenterPoint Energy ranked first in customer satisfaction in the Large South Residential Gas segment for the third year-in-a-row, according to the J.D. Power Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. The study measures residential customers' satisfaction with their natural gas utility in four U.S. geographic regions: East, Midwest, South, and West. The study also examines satisfaction across six factors: safety and reliability, billing and payment, corporate citizenship, price, communications and customer service.
"Our goal is to provide an exceptional customer experience through focused technology investments centered around customers' preferences for interaction and information," said Scott Doyle, executive vice president of Natural Gas Distribution for CenterPoint Energy. "Our ranking is also a result of our dedicated employees and their longstanding commitment to providing quality customer service."
In the 2019 study, the South Large Segment average was 765. CenterPoint Energy's overall customer satisfaction index score in the region was 773.
"Customers who recall receiving communications from their natural gas utility providers have a significantly higher satisfaction level," said Carl Lepper, Director of the Utility Practice at J.D. Power. "Communications is key, and our 2019 study demonstrated that CenterPoint Energy excels in this area."
The 2019 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study is based on responses from 57,879 online interviews conducted from September 2018 through July 2019 among residential customers of the 84 largest natural gas utility brands across the United States, which represent more than 62 million households. For more information about the Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, visit https://www.jdpower.com/business/resource/us-gas-utility-residential-customer-satisfaction-study.
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 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 53.8 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 $34 billion in assets, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power has offices serving North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Europe.