​​​​Awards and Recognition​

CenterPoint Energy's vision is to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value. Employees at CenterPoint Energy work every day to make this vision a reality, and we see success in the awards and recognition received by the company.​

Community Awards

  • ​​​The Civic 50, Points of Light Initiative, one of the countries top community- minded companies and the top utility, 2014
  • Community Outreach recognition, Rebuilding Together-Houston, 2013
  • LIVE United Award, United Way of Northwest Louisiana, 2012
  • Most People Touched March Campaign participation recognition, Minnesota FoodShare, 2012
  • Member of the Month, Crowley (Texas) Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Hall of Fame Award, Southern Gas Association Network, 2012

​​Diversity Awards

  • Diversity Champion of the Year, Jewel Smith, Supplier Diversity Manager, 2014, Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum and Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Committees
  • Rigel Award for Largest Percentage Increase in Annual Purchases from Houston MBE's, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2014
  • Rigel Innovation Award for Comprehensive Supplier Diversity Communications Plan and Strategy, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2014
  • ‘Best of the Best’ List for Top Utilities, Energy, Gas and Oil Companies in Supplier Diversity, Hispanic Network Magazine, 2014
  • Procurement Champion Award – Dennis Jasek, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, 2014, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
  • Procurement Champion Award – Teresa West, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, 2014, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Supplier Diversity Champion, D-Marrs.com Business Journal, 2014
  • Corporate Accountability Champion, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council , 2013
  • Small Business Administration Subcontracting Plan Audit – Outstanding Rating , 2012-2013 
  • Corporate Ambassador of the Year, Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Corporation of the Year, Houston Black Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Rigel Award for Corporate Accountability, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council , 2013
  • Procurement Champion Award – Lola Simon, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, 2013, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
  • Corporate Cutting Edge Award, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, 2013
  • EEI Supplier Diversity Innovation Award, Edison Electric Institute's Supplier Diversity Council, 2013
  • Pacesetter Award, Edision Electric Institute, 2013
  • Rigel Award for Corporate Accountability, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council 2012.
  • Corporate Cutting Edge Award, Women's Business Enterprise Alliance. 2012
  • Corporate Accountability Champion, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2012.

​​Environmental Awards

  • Guardian of the Bay Award, Galveston Bay Foundation, 2013
  • Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award, Environmental Protection Agency, 2013
  • 2013 Gold Leaf: Outstanding Landscape Beautification Award, Texas A&M Forest Service and the International Society of Arboriculture Texas Chapter
  • 2013 Arbor Award, Trees for Houston
  • Adopt-a-Highway Commendation, Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2013
  • Spectrum Excellence Award, HIS software company, 2013
  • Inspiring Efficiency INNOVATION Award, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, 2012
  • Tree Line USA, The National Arbor Day Foundation, 2012
  • Continuing Excellence Award (Minnesota) , Environmental Protection Agency Natural Gas STAR program, 2012
  • ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, Environmental Protection Agency, 2011

Safety Awards

  • Safety Video Excellence Award, Southern Gas Association Safety & Health Committee, 2013​

​​Service Awards

  • 2014 Utility of the Year Award – SAP
  • 2014 Top Innovation Award for Customer Engagement – SAP
  • HANA Innovation Award - SAP, 2014
  • CenterPoint Energy's Forecasting Model Engine using HANA
  • 2014 National Smart Grid Customer Education Award - Forbes and SmartEnergy IP, 2014
  • CLEAR Consumer Education Award  - Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, 2014
  • Torch Awards for Ethics - Better Business Bureau, 2014
  • Crystal Awards - Quantitative Research Project, Website B2B Most Improved - American Marketing Association, Houston Chapter, 2014
  • Marketing Excellence Award - Southern Gas Association, 2014
  • Industry Leadership Award for Grid Optimization finalist, Platts Global Energy Awards, 2013
  • Top 50 Pioneers for Smart Grid 2013, Smart Grid Today, 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award to CEO David McClanahan, American Gas Association, 2013
  • Apex Award for smart grid telecommunications, Utilities Telecom Council, 2013
  • New Frontier Partners Award, eMeter Corp., 2013
  • Top 10 North American Utilities for Smart Grid, Greentech Media, 2013
  • Industry Excellence Award for Substation Operations, Southeastern Electric Exchange, 2013
  • Industry Excellence Award for Risk Management, Southeastern Electric Exchange, 2013
  • Griddie Award for Excellence in Communications finalist, Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid, 2013
  • CLEAR Consumer Education Award finalist, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, 2013
  • 2nd Place, South Region, J.D. Power & Associates Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction, 2013 
  • 2nd ranked Investor Owned Utility, American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), 2013 
  • Emergency Assistance Award, Edison Electric Institute, 2012
  • Integrity Award finalist, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, 2012
  • Leadership Award, International Economic Development Council, 2012
  • Top Utility in Economic Development, Site Selection Magazine, 2012 
  • Top Workplace, Houston Chronicle, 2012
  • 2nd ranked Investor Owned Utility, American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), 2012
  • 1st Place, Midwest Region, J.D. Power & Associates Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction, 2012