Strengthening the grid
CenterPoint Energy is proud of building Houston’s smart grid, and we never stop improving it. We continuously improve the quality and reliability of your electricity service with major initiatives:
Installation of 2.4 million
smart meters: Automatic outage notifications are possible.
Power Alert Service: Giving you the option of free power outage notifications and estimated down-time via text, email or phone.
trees & vegetation: Trimming 1 million trees each year to increase the reliability and safety of your electricity.
Upgrading poles & equipment: Inspecting, replacing and upgrading utility poles and electrical equipment to improve the quality and reliability of your electricity.
LED Street Light Conversion: Converting 176,000 street lights to LED for improved performance and sustainability – with less cost!
Successful projects are a big part of the reason CenterPoint Energy was chosen winner of the
- ISGAN 2016 Award of Excellence (press release),
- GSGF Best Smart Grid Project for 2016,
- POWERGRID International’s 2016 Project of the Year for grid optimization, and
- Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Resourcefulness Best Practice Award.
Awards are nice, but we tirelessly build and modernize the smart grid to benefit you – not for recognition.
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