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CenterPoint Energy Case Study

February 2012
CenterPoint Energy
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CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CenterPoint), a transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP) in Texas, is deploying smart metering technology and distribution automation equipment to make its operations run more efficiently, lower costs and environmental emissions, and provide the opportunity for consumers to better manage both their electricity use as well as costs. Along with other TDSPs in Texas, CenterPoint is uploading 15-minute electricity consumption data to a statewide web portal, helping consumers better understand their consumption patterns and electricity cost drivers. Thanks to $200 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Smart Grid Investment Grant program (SGIG), CenterPoint has been able to accelerate by two years the installation of smart meters for all of its 2.2 million residential and small commercial customers as well as enabling CenterPoint to deploy intelligent grid distribution automation technologies that will enhance system reliability for critical infrastructure facilities in its service territory.