CenterPoint Energy provides our customers with greater choice and control over their energy consumption.
We are encouraging innovative products and services that give customers greater insights into how they use energy and promoting the implementation of energy efficiency measures.
Our energy efficiency programs benefit and incentivize customers across all rate classes, including commercial, residential and low-income sites. The programs target builders, developers, cities, commercial and industrial facilities, homeowners, renters and schools.
2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
– Sustained Excellence Award
ENERGY STAR honored CenterPoint Energy’s long-term dedication to energy efficiency and a greener future for the 18th consecutive year.
2022 Investments in Energy Efficiency Incentives: $61,231,663
We offer 20+ electric energy efficiency programs and services for business and residential customers.
Some of our programs include:
The Schools Conserving Resources (SCORE) Program provides financial incentives, technical assistance, engineering analysis and performance benchmarking for qualified projects to schools, universities, municipalities, faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and county and select state agencies. Eligible participants can receive free technical assistance, including energy-use benchmarks and an energy master plan to help manage energy costs.
The Healthcare Energy Efficiency Program is offered at no cost and provides technical support and cash incentives to commercial healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, assisted living and nursing care, medical laboratories and medical office buildings.
High Efficiency Homes promotes the construction and certification of high efficiency homes that achieve the ENERGY STAR label, as well as other high-performance homes. This voluntary program provides financial incentives and other assistance to home builders who commit to construct energy-efficient homes in our electric service territory.
Since joining the High Efficiency Homes program in 2001, we have:
- Incentivized the construction of more than 3,000 ENERGY STAR-certified homes annually, for a total exceeding 70,000 homes
- Saved more than 479,000 megawatt hours of energy
Energize Evansville community block party highlights energy efficiency and assistance for local residents:
CenterPoint Energy joined local community organizations and agencies to sponsor the Energize Evansville block party. Our energy efficiency department spearheaded this event to raise awareness about energy efficiency programs and energy assistance opportunities as the winter heating season approached. Local residents could sign up to receive a free home energy assessment.
Conservation Improvement Program
Rebates from our Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) encourage residential and business natural gas customers in Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi and Ohio to choose energy efficient equipment and our energy-saving programs.
Supporting our communities while helping our customers save money and maximize efficiency:
CenterPoint Energy and Radisson Blu Mall of America, part of Choice Hotels International, recently announced the groundbreaking installation of a carbon capture technology unit, CarbinX™, developed by CleanO2. This marks the first hotel in the world to use this innovative system that captures GHG emissions from heating equipment.
The CenterPoint Energy Foundation provided a $250,000 grant to SBP to fund an Opportunity Housing Project. SBP will develop a 7-unit affordable rental project in Houston that will be built to Energy STAR® standards and incorporate storm-resilient measures. Funds will enable the project to be completed in 2023 and increase options for affordable and sustainable housing.
CenterPoint Energy presented Katy Independent School District in Texas with energy incentive grants totaling more than $294,000. The school district participated in three of our energy efficiency programs: Commercial High Energy Efficiency Foodservice (CHEF), Commercial Load Management (CLM) and Schools and Non-Profit Efficiency (SCORE).