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Electric System

Learn about our electric system and planned improvements.

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CenterPoint Energy's Electric System

Learn about our system and how it works.

Tree Trimming & Planting

Find tree trimming schedules and planting tips.

Grid Modernization

Learn about our future system and planned upgrades

Pole Attachments

Resources for companies wanting to attach equipment to CenterPoint Energy's poles.



Electric system basics

Turning on a light switch in your home is the final step in a long process that involves CenterPoint Energy's entire electric system.


Power is generated at a power plant using fuels like coal or natural gas, or via other sources like solar panels.


The generated power moves to our transmission system, which stores and converts the power for use.


Finally, our distribution system of electric lines and poles distributes the power to homes and businesses.



Safety around electricity

Find safety information, procedures and tips to stay safe around electric system equipment and facilities.


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CCR Reporting

View posted documentation as required in the EPA's coal Combustion Residuals Rule (CCR).


Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)

The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a 20-year forecast that outlines how we will serve customers in a reliable and economic manner



Find documents and information related to electric rates and tariffs.

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