As an electricity utility, CenterPoint Energy provides not only electricity and natural gas distribution, but also community service in the areas it supplies energy. The utility has a close relationship with United Way, and assists 85 local United Way offices throughout its service area.Are power outages common?
Outages may last from a few minutes to a few weeks depending on the nature of the blackout and the configuration of the electrical network. Rolling blackouts occur when demand for electricity exceeds supply, and allow some customers to receive power at the required voltage at the expense of other customers who get no power at all. They are a common occurrence in developing countries, and may be scheduled