CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in power generation and distribution. It operates through the following segments: Electric Transmission & Distribution; Natural Gas Distribution; Energy Services; Midstream Investments; and Other Operations. The Electric Transmission & Distribution segment generates and supplies energy to retail electric providers. The Natural Gas Distribution segment stores, transports, and distributes natural gas. The Energy Services segment delivers gas to commercial and industrial clients. The Midstream Investments segment manages oilfields and develops gas and crude oil. The Other Operations segment refers to the firm's real estate business. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.