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CenterPoint Energy Files Transmission and Distribution System Resiliency Plan With Texas Commission

May 3, 2024
The proposed capital investments between $2.2 billion to $2.7 billion include various projects to improve the resiliency of the company’s transmission and distribution system from 2025 to 2027.

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric has filed a transmission and distribution system resiliency plan with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) for safe and reliable delivery of electricity across the Greater Houston area.

The plan demonstrates the comprehensive next steps and initiatives CenterPoint Energy aims to commence from 2025 to 2027 to improve the resiliency of its transmission and distribution system. 

The proposed capital investments between $2.2 billion to $2.7 billion include projects related to system hardening and modernization, flood mitigation, vegetation management, wildfire mitigation, physical security and infrastructure technology.

CenterPoint Energy's electric service territory covers approximately 5,000-square-miles across Houston and surrounding communities and includes nearly 60,000 circuit miles of transmission and distribution lines, serving approximately 2.8 million metered customers across its electric system. The Greater Houston area is at risk of extreme weather events and continues to experience rapid population growth as well as strong economic expansion. 

While the Greater Houston area incorporates about 2% of the geographic area of Texas, CenterPoint Energy's metered customers account for approximately 25% of the total electric load in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region.

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