Customers have notified us they are receiving calls from "Centerpoint" who says they will shut their power off unless they call and pay it off.
This is a SCAM. Centerpoint can't shut your power off for non-payment since they are technically not a supplier like Reliant, Pulse Power, Amigo, Ranchero, Constellation, etc.
Centerpoint phone # is 1-800-332-7143 or 713-207-2222.
If you ever have a question about dubious calls give us a ring (281-742-0241) and we can verify the legitimacy.
Ugghhh---Like most consumer goods, electricity prices are higher this year.
Primary drivers for the increase include:
Last year "energy" rates were below 4 cents. This year the best "energy" rate is over 6 cents. When you add the "transmission" rate (about 5 cents in Centerpoint) the total rate is over 11.
Electricity rates will drop if/when:
Natural Gas prices are up almost 10% today, over a $1 in the last month, and over $2 the last year!
This increase raises the cost to generate electricity and has added about 2 cents to residential "energy" rates.
Add this increase to the September 1 Transmission (Centerpoint) rate hike and customers are getting clobbered with highest total rates in years.
20 years experience in the energy industry as a power trader, certified generation operator, Regulatory Director, and NERC consultant has provided the understanding, contacts and ability to procure cheaper electricity solutions for Texas homeowners and businesses that have retail choice.