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CenterPoint Energy gears up for 2022 hurricane season

Company has an extensive Emergency Operations Plan and urges customers to be prepared

Houston – June 1, 2022 – Hurricane season begins June 1 and CenterPoint Energy encourages customers to have an emergency plan in place. As a part of CenterPoint Energy’s commitment to restore service safely and reliably following a severe weather event, the company has an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). CenterPoint Energy’s employees, across all areas, are called upon to support the company­­’s EOP.

“The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority, and we have plans in place to respond to extreme weather events,” said Tal Centers, CenterPoint Energy’s Vice President, Texas Gas. “Our dedicated team members are prepared and ready to restore our natural gas system safely and effectively if a weather event impacts our area.”

CenterPoint Energy is prepared to continue to meet customers’ natural gas demands across its six-state service territory. Operations personnel are regularly checking and adjusting natural gas pressures at delivery points and remotely monitoring pressures at hundreds of locations across the company’s system.

No two weather events are alike, and flooding can also have a significant impact on natural gas operations. For information on natural gas safety, electric safety and other resources, visit: CenterPointEnergy.com/StormCenter.

About CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

As the only investor-owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas. As of March 31, 2022, the company owned approximately $35 billion in assets. With approximately 8,900 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.

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