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CenterPoint Energy has received reports some market participants may not have received our May 8, 2022 Market Notice communicating the below.  To assure all market participants are aware of this update we are resending the notice for informational purposes only with no additional action required.



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NOTICE DATE:  May 8, 2022



NOTICE TYPE:  CNP-M-B050622-02 – Final



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



INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Retail Electric Providers


LONG DESCRIPTION:  The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory effective at 12:00 PM CDT on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for the CenterPoint Energy Service Territory, which requires the implementation of an Extreme Weather Moratorium on Disconnects beginning Saturday, May 7, 2022.  This Heat Advisory has expired meaning that CenterPoint Energy will resume disconnects for non-pay based on the dates in the table below.

In accordance with PUC rules, DNP orders will not be executed during the DNP Moratorium for customers in the below counties, unless otherwise extended.

County Name
Effective Date of DNP Moratorium
Last Date of DNP Moratorium
Date DNP Orders Resume
Austin
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Brazoria
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Chambers
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Colorado
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Fort Bend
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Galveston
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Harris
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Liberty
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Matagorda
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Montgomery
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Waller
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022
Wharton
5/7/2022
5/9/2022
5/10/2022

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:  This is the final notice concerning this Heat Advisory.



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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