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What is included in the prices shown on the CenterPoint Energy Electric Price Index?
The CenterPoint Energy Electric Price Index (the Index) is a numerical average of a broad selection of publicly available residential electric plans with the following characteristics:
  • Contract term of six months, one year or two years, as applicable
  • Fixed rate during the contract term
  • Less than 100 percent renewable content
  • Available in one of the regions of Texas where customers have retail choice
  • Open to all residential customers and not subject to other availability restrictions (i.e. employees, friends and family plans, usage thresholds or similar programs)
Prices are displayed in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), and are calculated based on the assumed 12,000 kWh-per-year (or an average of 1,000 kWh per month) usage profile as approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT).  

The Index price calculation also include all recurring TDSP/Service Area charges for the transmission and delivery of electricity, as well as recurring Electric Provider fees like the "Customer Charge."

For more information, visit About The Index and How the Index is Calculated.
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