Flexible payment options
Due Date Extension and Payment Arrangement are two free offerings which are available to customers in need of a special payment plan on a temporary basis in order to keep service connected and manage energy costs. Find long-term assistance options
Due Date Extension
To help you avoid late payment fees and remain in good financial standing, we offer special one-time due date extensions for customers who qualify. However, once an extension is granted, it is not permanent. Your due date will return to the original date listed on your next bill. There is no fee for enrolling in the program. You can enroll in Due Date Extension via your online account or by contacting a representative by calling 800-227-1376.
Canceling an extension
Canceling Due Date Extension may only be done by fulfilling the terms of the agreement (i.e. paying your balance by your extended due date). You may pay off your total balance at any time before your extended due date.
Enrolling in Payment Arrangement allows you to pay a total bill in smaller increments over a set period of time. There is no fee for enrolling in the program. You can enroll in Payment Arrangement via your online account or by contacting a representative by calling 800-227-1376.
Once you are enrolled, you must pay your bi-weekly installments by the due dates displayed on your monthly CenterPoint Energy bill. In addition, you must pay the current charges on your monthly CenterPoint Energy bill by the due date provided on that bill. Failure to meet both requirements will automatically break the arrangement, and you will be required to pay the entire account balance immediately to avoid service disconnection.
Canceling an arrangement
Canceling Payment Arrangement may only be done by fulfilling the terms of the agreement (i.e. paying each installment in-full and on-time). You may pay off your total balance at any time during the term of your arrangement.