HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced that its competitive natural gas sales and services business, CenterPoint Energy Services, has expanded its retail natural gas supply to residential customers and businesses of all sizes in Illinois. The expansion of services, which began this month, builds on CenterPoint Energy Services' established presence in Illinois where it currently serves more than 6,000 commercial and industrial customers.
"CenterPoint Energy Services has a proven track record, having served commercial and industrial customers in Illinois for more than 30 years," said Joe Vortherms, senior vice president of CenterPoint Energy Services. "We have worked hard to meet our customers' wide range of needs, giving them competitive rates and superior customer service. We are pleased to have expanded our services to residential and business customers of all sizes."
Customers in unbundled energy markets, such as Illinois, have the ability to select a natural gas supplier who then delivers the gas to them through the local utility.
"We now offer a variety of plan options to customers in the Nicor Gas, People's Gas and North Shore Gas service territories. Our plans cater to a variety of customer needs, whether it's the predictability that comes with a fixed rate or the freedom that comes with choosing a flexible natural gas plan," added Vortherms.
CenterPoint Energy Services is ranked one of the largest natural gas marketers in the nation by Natural Gas Intelligence. It is backed by more than a century of energy experience through its Fortune 500 parent company, CenterPoint Energy.
For more information regarding natural gas rates and plans, visit www.CenterPointEnergyRetail.com/ILChoice or call 1-888-549-1089.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also owns 54.0 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp.Enable Midstream Partners owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With nearly 8,000 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, please visit www.CenterPointEnergy.com.
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