​Smart Meters, electric vehicles, and more​.​​

Industry-leading technology is a key part of how CenterPoint Energy safely and reliably delivers electric energy to more than 2.5 million customers in the greater Houston area. It also gives you added options for saving energy, money and natural resources. ​

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Smart meters​​​

Smart meters automate meter reading and service connection/disconnection, as well as give consumers more frequent, detailed information about their electricity use. We’ve installed more than 2.5 million smart meters throughout Houston.

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The Intelligent Grid​​​

The Intelligent Grid is designed to monitor grid health and reduce the number of power outages and shorten their length, among other benefits. Houston’s Intelligent Grid has won numerous international smart grid awards.

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Plug-in electric vehicles​

A plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) uses a battery to store electricity and supply power as it’s needed. CenterPoint Energy’s electric infrastructure makes PEV ownership possible for Houston drivers. ​​​​

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Learn about the interconnection process for connecting your home's solar system to CenterPoint's grid and information on who handles billing and generation credits once your system is set up.​​​​​​​​

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LED Street Light Conversion

CenterPoint Energy and the City of Houston will complete this year a five-year conversion project, upgrading the light bulbs in approximately 176,000 street lights to energy-efficient LED bulbs. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​