CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 02/14/2011 12:01:25)

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 16)

Centerpoint Energy Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, No Par
(Title of Class of Securities)

15189T 10 7
(CUSIP Number)

Check the following box if a fee is being paid with this statement [ ].

CUSIP No. 15189T 10 7


13G

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  1

Name of Reporting Person
S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of above person
        Northern Trust Corporation                      36-2723087
        The Northern Trust Company                      36-1561860
        Northern Trust NA                               36-3190871
        Northern Trust Investments, N.A.                36-3608252
        Northern Trust Bank, FSB                        38-3424562
        Northern Trust Global Investments Ltd   6807764922343A00

  2

Check the appropriate box if a member of a group

        Not Applicable  (a)     [ ]
                (b)     [ ]


  3

S.E.C. use only


  4

Citizenship or place of organization

        Northern Trust Corporation--a Delaware corporation with principal offices
in Chicago, Illinois



Number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person with

  5
Sole Voting Power

        1,160,218

  6
Shared Voting Power

        24,667,606

  7
Sole Dispositive Power

        3,470,448

  8
Shared Dispositive Power

        1,328,679

  9

Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person

        25,865,443

10

Check box if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes certain shares.


        Not Applicable

11

Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9

        6.11


12

Type of reporting person


        Northern Trust Corporation  HC

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC  20549

SCHEDULE 13G UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Check the following box if a fee is being paid with statement [ ].

1.      (a)     Centerpoint Energy Inc
                (Name of Issuer)

        (b)     1111 Louisiana St., Houston, Texas 77002
                (Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Office)

2.      (a)     Northern Trust Corporation
                (Name of Person Filing)

        (b)     50 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603
                (Address of Person Filing)

        (c)     U.S. (Delaware Corporation)
                (Citizenship)

        (d)     Common Stock, No Par
                (Title of Class of Securities)

        (e)     15189T 10 7
                (CUSIP Number)

3. This statement is being filed by Northern Trust Corporation as a
Parent Holding Company in accordance with S240.13d-1(b) (1) (ii) (G).

4.      (a)            25,865,443
                (Amount Beneficially Owned)

        (b)               6.11
                (Percent of Class)

        (c)     Number of shares as to which such person has:

                (i)               1,160,218
                        (Sole Power to Vote or to Direct the Vote)

                (ii)          24,667,606
                        (Shared Power to Vote or to Direct the Vote)

                (iii)              3,470,448
                        (Sole Power to Dispose or Direct Disposition)

                (iv)                 1,328,679
                        (Shared Power to Dispose or Direct Disposition)




5.      If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date
hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than
 5 percent of the class of securities, check the following:  [  ]

6.      Statement regarding ownership of 5 percent or more on behalf of
another person:


7.      Parent Holding Company reporting on behalf of the following subsidiaries,
 all of which are banks as defined in Section 3(a) (6) of the Act:

        The Northern Trust Company                      Northern Trust Bank, FSB
        50 South LaSalle Street                         10 West Long Lake Road
        Chicago, IL  60603                              Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304

        Northern Trust Investments, N.A.                Northern Trust N.A.
        50 South LaSalle Street                         700 Brickell Avenue
        Chicago, IL  60603                              Miami, FL  33131

        Northern Trust Global Investments Ltd
        50 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NT, UK

8.      Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

Not Applicable.

9.      Notice of Dissolution of Group.

Not Applicable.

10.     By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief,
 the securities referred to above were acquired in the ordinary course of
 business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the effect
 of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and
 were not acquired in connection with or as a participant in any transaction
 having such purpose or effect.





        After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify
that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.


                                                                NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION

                                                                _________________________________
                                                                By:  Robert P Browne

DATED:  02-02-2011              Title: Executive Vice President

EXHIBIT TO SCHEDULE 13G
FILED BY NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION

Securities and Exchange Commission
450 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20549-1004
Attention: Filing Desk, Stop 1-4
RE:  Centerpoint Energy, Inc.

        Pursuant to the requirement of 240.13d-1(k) (1) (iii), this exhibit shall
 constitute our written agreement that the Schedule 13G to which this
exhibit is attached is filed on behalf of Northern Trust Corporation and of
its subsidiary(ies), as stated below, regarding our respective beneficial
ownership in the above-captioned equity security.
                                                        NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION

                                                        _________________________________
                                                        By:  Robert P Browne
DATED:  02-02-2011      Title:Executive Vice President

The NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY
NORTHERN TRUST INVESTMENTS, N.A.
NORTHERN TRUST GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LTD

________________________________________
By: Robert P Browne
Title:    Executive Vice President


NORTHERN TRUST NA

________________________________________
By: Jacobo  Schatz
As its Authorized Representative



NORTHERN TRUST BANK, FSB

________________________________________
By: Brian J. Hofmann
As its Authorized Representative


Exhibit 1 to Form 13G
Filed by Northern Trust Corporation

CERTIFIED RESOLUTION

The undersigned certifies that the undersigned is the duly appointed, qualified and acting Secretary or Assistant Secretary of Northern Trust Corporation, as indicated below, and that the following resolution was duly adopted by the Board of Directors of Northern Trust Corporation on April 20, 2010 and remains in full force and effect:

RESOLVED, that each of the 'Executive Officers' of Northern Trust Corporation (the 'Corporation'), as that term is defined in Rule 3b-7 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and each of the following other officers of the Corporation or its subsidiaries, is hereby authorized to sign, on behalf of the Corporation, any Statements on Form 13G, and any amendments to such Statements, required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Corporation with respect to any securities beneficially owned by the Corporation and any of its direct or indirect subsidiaries:

Robert P. Browne
Peter J. Flood
James D. McDonald

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this certificate on February 14, 2011.

  /s/ Rose A. Ellis
  Rose A. Ellis
Secretary
  Northern Trust Corporation