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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Company Profile

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Company Profile - Overview, History, SWOT Analysis, Products/Services, Facts, Financials, Key Executives, Competitors, Tech Intelligence, IT Outsourcing, IT Management, Recent Developments and Strategy Evaluation

  • ID : 9070364  |  
  • Published : Apr-2018  |  
  • Region : Global  |  
  • Pages : 31   |  
  • Publisher : Market Data Forecast

Company Overview:

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission and distribution and natural gas distribution and energy services operations. In addition, it own interests in two indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries including CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CenterPoint Houston) and CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp (CERC). The company operates in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas including Houston and Minneapolis.

CenterPoint operates through five business segments: electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, energy services, midstream investments and other operations.

In the electric transmission and distribution segment, CenterPoint Houston engages in the electric transmission and distribution business in a 5,000-square mile area of the Texas Gulf Coast that includes the city of Houston. On behalf of retail electric providers, CenterPoint Houston delivers electricity from power plants to substations, from one substation to another and to retail electric customers taking power at or above 69 kilovolts (kV) in locations throughout CenterPoint Houston's certificated service territory. CenterPoint Houston constructs and maintains transmission facilities and provides transmission services under tariffs approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Texas Utility Commission).

CenterPoint Houston delivers electricity for retail electric providers (REPs) in its certificated service area by carrying lower-voltage power from the substation to the retail electric customer. CenterPoint Houston's distribution network receives electricity from the transmission grid through power distribution substations and delivers electricity to end users through distribution feeders. CenterPoint Houston's operations also include construction and maintenance of distribution facilities, metering services, outage response services and call center operations.

CenterPoint Houston is a member of Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). As of December 31, 2015, CenterPoint Houston's customers consisted of approximately 69 retail electric providers (REPs), which sell electricity to over 2.3 million metered customers in CenterPoint Houston's certificated service area, and municipalities, electric cooperatives and other distribution companies located outside CenterPoint Houston's certificated service area. Also, CenterPoint Houston owned 28,474 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 3,723 circuit miles of overhead transmission lines, including 325 circuit miles operated at 69,000 volts, 2,181 circuit miles operated at 138,000 volts and 1,217 circuit miles operated at 345,000 volts. In addition, CenterPoint Houston owned 23,120 circuit miles of underground distribution lines and 26 circuit miles of underground transmission lines, including two circuit miles operated at 69,000 volts and 24 circuit miles operated at 138,000 volts and owned 232 major substation sites having a total installed rated transformer capacity of 58,674 megavolt amperes. CenterPoint Houston operates 14 regional service centers located on a total of 292 acres of land.

Through the natural gas distribution segment, CERC's natural gas distribution business engages in regulated intrastate natural gas sales to, and natural gas transportation for approximately 3.4 million residential, commercial, industrial and transportation customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The segment owns and operates an underground natural gas storage facility with a capacity of seven billion cubic feet (Bcf). It has a working capacity of two Bcf available for use during the heating season and a maximum daily withdrawal rate of 50 million cubic feet (MMcf). It also owns eight propane-air plants with a total production rate of 180,000 Dekatherms (DTH) per day and on-site storage facilities for 12 million gallons of propane (1.0 Bcf natural gas equivalent). It owns a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant facility with a 12 million-gallon LNG storage tank (1.0 Bcf natural gas equivalent) and a production rate of 72,000 DTH per day.

Through the energy services segment, CERC offers variable and fixed-priced physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers and electric and gas utilities through CenterPoint Energy Services (CES) and its subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Intrastate Pipelines (CEIP). In FY2015, CES marketed approximately 618 Bcf of natural gas, related energy services and transportation to 18,000 customers (including approximately nine Bcf to affiliates) in 23 states.

CES offers a variety of natural gas management services to gas utilities, large industrial customers, electric generators, smaller commercial and industrial customers, municipalities, educational institutions and hospitals. These services include load forecasting, supply acquisition, daily swing volume management, invoice consolidation, storage asset management, firm and interruptible transportation administration and forward price management. In addition to offering natural gas management services, CES procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. CES maintains a portfolio of natural gas supply contracts and firm transportation and storage agreements to meet the natural gas requirements of its customers. In addition, CES leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines and storage to service its shippers and end-users. CEIP owns and operates over 200 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana and Texas.

CenterPoint's midstream investments segment include a substantial ownership in Enable which was formed to own, operate and develop strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. Enable’s assets and operations are organized into two reportable units: gathering and processing, which primarily provides natural gas gathering, processing and fractionation services and crude oil gathering for its producer customers; and transportation and storage, which provides interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services primarily to natural gas producers, utilities and industrial customers.

Enable’s natural gas gathering and processing assets are located in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and serve natural gas production in the Anadarko, Arkoma and Ark-La-Tex basins. Enable also owns a crude oil gathering business located in North Dakota to serve shale development in the Bakken Shale formation of the Williston Basin. Enable provides fee-based interstate and intrastate transportation and storage services across nine states extending from western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle to Alabama and from Louisiana to Illinois.

As of December 31, 2015, Enable is controlled jointly by CERC and OGE Energy (OGE) as each own 50% of the management rights in the general partner of Enable. As of December 31, 2015, Enable’s portfolio of energy infrastructure assets included approximately 12,400 miles of gathering pipelines, 13 major processing plants with approximately 2.3 Bcf per day of processing capacity and 2.3 Bcf per day of treating capacity, approximately 7,900 miles of interstate pipelines (including SESH), approximately 2,200 miles of intrastate pipelines and eight storage facilities providing approximately 85.0 Bcf of storage capacity.

The other operations business segment includes office buildings and other real estate used in the business operations and other corporate operations that support all of the business operations.

Scope of the Report

  • About the Company - Historical Details, Current Ownership Structure and basic overview of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. in terms of revenue, net income, and operating income.
  • Financials - Details about CenterPoint Energy, Inc. listing status, annual financial reports (for the past 5 years), key financial highlights and region wise and category wise breakdown of their net revenue.
  • Products / Services - Listing of the company’s entire portfolio along with description of individual products / services providing a clear picture of their target audience.
  • Company SWOT Analysis - Outlines CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats facing the company.
  • Recent Developments - Showcases CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s recent developments including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, new product launches, investment and divestment plans.
  • Strategic Evaluation - Provides an overview of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s corporate goals and strategic initiatives and evaluates their outcomes along with outlining any persisting legal issues and outlook of our in-house analyst panel on the particular company.
  • Technology Landscape - Details how the company allocates its IT budget across the core areas of its business, CIO/CTO Profile, Key IT Initiatives and Deals undertaken buy the company at present along with outlook.

Key Questions Answered

  • What domain does CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operate and what are key points about it?
  • What is the product / service portfolio of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.?
  • How has CenterPoint Energy, Inc. performed financially from the 2013?
  • How does CenterPoint Energy, Inc. rank among its peers in terms of revenue and market share?
  • What are CenterPoint Energy, Inc. strengths and weaknesses and what opportunities and threats does it face?
  • What are CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s main growth strategies and how successful has the company been at implementing them?
  • What is the in-house technical capability of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.? Where does it procure / outsource it?

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1. About the Company

1.1 History and Basic Facts

1.2 Ownership Structure and Key Executives

1.3 Head Office

1.4 Other Locations & Subsidiaries

1.5 List of Competitors

1.6 Employee Count & Distribution

2. Financials

2.1 Company Type (Listed / Unlisted)

2.2 Annual Statements

2.3 Key Financial Highlights

2.4 Region-wise Breakdown

3. Product / Services

3.1 Overview

3.2 Description

4. SWOT Analysis

4.1 SWOT Overview

4.2 Strengths

4.3 Weaknesses

4.4 Opportunities

4.5 Threats

5. Recent Developments

5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions

5.2 Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures

5.3 New Product Launches

5.4 Business Expansion / Divestment

6. Strategic Evaluation

6.1 Corporate Strategy

6.2 Legal Issues

6.3 Analyst Outlook

7. Technology Landscape

7.1 Industry

7.1.1 Industry Snapshot

7.1.2 IT Spend

7.1.3 Key Information Technology Trends

7.2 Company

7.2.1 IT Overview

7.2.2 Key IT Technologies

7.2.3 Recent IT Initiatives

7.2.4 IT Outsourcing Engagements

7.2.5 Key IT Management

7.2.6 CIO/CTO Profile


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Fig.1: Company Snapshot

Fig.2: Locations Listing on Map

Table.1: Ownership Structure

Table.2: List of Competitors

Table.3: Annual Statements

Table.4: Key Financial Highlights

Table.5: Region-wise Breakdown

Table.6: Product/Services Overview

Table.7: Mergers & Acquisitions

Table.8: Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures

Table.9: New Product Launches

Table.10: Business Expansion / Divestment

Table 11: IT Budgets

Table 12: Key IT Management (CIO / CTO)

Table 13: IT Deals undertaken in the past years

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