CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 02/05/2004 10:41:55)      
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(AMENDMENT NO.: 1 )*

Name of issuer:                             Centerpoint Energy


Title of Class of Securities:               Common


CUSIP Number:                               15189T107

Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement: December 31, 2003

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule
is filed:
(X) Rule 13d-1(b)
( ) Rule 13d-1(c)
( ) Rule 13d-1(d)

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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13G

CUSIP No.:  15189T107


1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
   S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

                  Vanguard Windsor Funds - Vanguard Windsor II Fund

2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE [LINE] IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

         A. B. X

3. SEC USE ONLY



4. CITIZENSHIP OF PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

                  Delaware

(For  questions  5-8,  report  the number of shares  beneficially  owned by each
reporting person with:)

5. SOLE VOTING POWER

                  18,661,700

6. SHARED VOTING POWER

                  -0-

7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

                  -0-

8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

                  18,661,700

9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

                  18,661,700

10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

                  N/A

11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

                  6.10

12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

                  IV
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 13G
UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1934

Check the following [line] if a fee is being paid with this statement N/A

Item 1(a) - Name of Issuer:

Centerpoint Energy

Item 1(b) - Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

1111 Louisiant Street, Houston, TX 77002

Item 2(a) - Name of Person Filing:

Vanguard Windsor Funds - Vanguard Windsor II Fund

Item 2(b) - Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, residence:

100 Vanguard Blvd., Malvern, PA 19355

Item 2(c) - Citizenship:

The fund is a business trust organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Delaware.

Item 2(d) - Title of Class of Securities:

Common

Item 2(e) - CUSIP Number

15189T107

Item 3 - Type of Filing:

This statement is being filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1. The person filing is an investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act.

Item 4 - Ownership:

(a) Amount Beneficially Owned:

18,661,700

(b) Percent of Class:

6.10

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

(i) sole power to vote or direct to vote: 18,661,700

(ii) shared power to vote or direct to vote: -0-

(iii) sole power to dispose of or to direct the disposition of: -0-

(iv) shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 18,661,700

Item 5 - Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:

Not applicable

Item 6 - Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person:

Not applicable

Item 7 - Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired The Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company:

Not applicable

Item 8 - Identification and Classification of Members of Group:

Not applicable

Item 9 - Notice of Dissolution of Group:

Not applicable

Item 10 - Certification:

By signing below I certify than, 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.

Signature

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.


DATE:     2-5-2004                    BY    /S/  CHRISTOPHER WIGHTMAN
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                                                 CHRISTOPHER WIGHTMAN


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