CenterPoint Describes 2021 as "Great Year" while Customers Deal with Higher Bills
Investors saw nearly $1.4 million in earnings
The president and CEO of CenterPoint Energy calls 2021 a “great year,” despite an outcry from customers about higher utility bills. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:
The Texas-based company reported income for shareholders of $641 million for the fourth quarter of 2021.
For the full year, income available to common shareholders and earnings per diluted share were nearly $1.4 million,
In a release, CenterPoint President and CEO Dave Lesar (leh-ZAHR) said 2021 earnings met or exceeded expectations.
The earnings report came amid complaints from customers about higher utility bills and a letter from the Evansville City Council calling on the company to provide more support and leniency for low-income and fixed-income customers.
Higher natural gas rates have led to a spike in customers’ bills this winter.