NOTICE DATE:  August 12, 2020



NOTICE TYPE:  CNP-M-A081220-01 – Initial



SHORT DESCRIPTION:  National Weather Service Heat Advisory – CenterPoint Energy Suspension of Disconnect for Non-Pay Orders



INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Retail Electric Providers


LONG DESCRIPTION:  The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory effective at 11:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, for the CenterPoint Energy Service Territory, which requires the implementation of an Extreme Weather Moratorium on Disconnects beginning Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  This Heat Advisory will be in effect until 7:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

The National Weather Service Heat Advisory underlying this DNP moratorium covers Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Waller, and Wharton Counties.  As noted in Sec. 7.6.5.4 of the ERCOT Retail Market Guide, it is CNP’s practice to suspend DNPs across our entire territory when the National Weather Service issues a Heat Advisory for a county within our territory.

In accordance with PUC rules, DNP orders will be suspended through Friday, August 14, 2020, meaning that Monday, August 14, 2020, is the earliest day that CenterPoint Energy would be able to execute new DNP orders from Competitive Retailers if the Heat Advisory expires.

County Name
Effective Date of DNP Moratorium
Last Date of DNP Moratorium
Date DNP Orders Resume
Austin
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Brazoria
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Chambers
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Colorado
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Fort Bend
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Galveston
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Harris
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Liberty
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Matagorda
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Montgomery
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Waller
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020
Wharton
8/12/2020
8/14/2020
8/17/2020

CenterPoint Energy’s Process for Extreme Weather Moratoriums on Disconnects:

  *   Disconnect for Non-Payment (DNP) 650_01 transactions that were previously submitted and are currently in our system will be Completed Unexecutable with a code of “V001” for any DNP with a “Date Wanted” that is within the Moratorium window.
  *   Same Day 650_01 Disconnect for Non-Payment (DNP) transactions that are submitted during this Moratorium will be rejected with a “WTM” Reject Code
  *   Any 650_01 DNP transactions received with a future requested “Date Wanted” will be accepted and scheduled.  However, those DNPs may be subsequently Completed Unexecutable with a code of “V001” if the “Date Wanted” falls within this Moratorium window.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Additional information concerning this Heat Advisory will be provided when it becomes available.



CONTACT:  If you have any questions regarding this notification, please send an email to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>




Competitive Retailer Relations
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC






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