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NOTICE DATE:  August 9, 2021



NOTICE TYPE:  CNP-M-A080921-01 – 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 Monday, August 9, 2021, for the CenterPoint Energy Service Territory, which requires the implementation of an Extreme Weather Moratorium on Disconnects beginning today.  This Heat Advisory will be in effect until 7:00 PM CDT Monday, August 9, 2021.

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 not be executed during the DNP Moratorium for customers in the below counties.

County Name
Effective Date of DNP Moratorium
Last Date of DNP Moratorium
Date DNP Orders Resume
Austin
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Brazoria
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Chambers
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Colorado
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Fort Bend
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Galveston
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Harris
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Liberty
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Matagorda
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Montgomery
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Waller
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021
Wharton
8/09/2021
8/11/2021
8/12/2021

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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