GRI: 304-1 – Biodiversity GRI Disclosures
Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas
Geographic Area: CenterPoint Energy’s Houston Electric in Texas and Indiana Electric Distribution and Transmission Delivery service territory. CenterPoint Energy plans to cover the entire company footprint in four years.
Houston Electric Territory
- Armand Bayou Nature Center
- Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
- Brazos Bend State Park
- Coastal Heritage Preserve
- Galveston Island State Park
- Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area
- Katie Prairie Preserve
- San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
- San Jacinto State Park
- Sheldon Lake State Park
- Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
- Virginia Point Preserve
Indiana Electric Territory
- Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area
- Harmonie State Park
- Hovie Lake Fish and Wildlife Area
- Twin Swamps Nature Preserve
- Wabash Lowlands Wetland Conservation Area
GRI: 304-4 – Biodiversity GRI Disclosures
IUCN Red List species and National Conservation List species with habitats in areas affected by operations:
A total of 14 federally-listed endangered species reside in – or visit seasonally – CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territories in Texas and Indiana. In these states, only two designated critical habitats are located in our service territory. During facility construction and maintenance activities, we work closely with U.S. Fish and Wildlife to avoid potential impacts, where possible, and mitigate impacts if they are impossible to avoid.
- No known IUCN red list species’ habitats in the category of “critically endangered” appear in CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory.
- Four known IUCN red list species’ habitats in the category of “endangered” appear in CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory.
- Four known IUCN red list species habitats in the category of “vulnerable” appear in CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory.
- Five known IUCN red list species with habitats in the category of “near threatened” appear in CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory.
- A large number of IUCN “least concern” species exist within CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory. Notable among these are bald eagles and brown pelicans, which have been delisted in recent years due to remarkable recoveries from near-extinction and benefits from CenterPoint Energy’s avian protection efforts.