​​​​​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.

Thanks to feedback from customers like you, CenterPoint Energy continues to get strong customer satisfaction scores and recognition for the significant investments and improvements it's making to natural gas safety, reliability and service.

​​Community Awards​​

  • ​​​The Civic 50, Points of Light Initiative, one of the country's top community-minded companies and the top utility, 2014
  • Community Outreach Recognition, Rebuilding Together-Houston, 2013
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​​Diversity​ Awards​​

  • Rigel Award for Exemplary Leadership in Minority Business Development, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2015
  • Excellence Award in Supplier Diversity, Edison Electric Institute, 2015
  • Corporation of the Year, Women's Business Enterprise Alliance, 2015
  • 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, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, 2014
  • Procurement Champion Award – Teresa West, Sourcing Specialist, P&L Corporate Purchasing, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, 2014
  • Top 50 Black Professionals and EntrepreneursSupplier Diversity Champion, D-Marrs.com Business Journal, 2014​​

​​Environmental Awards​​

  •  ​​Climate Leadership Award, Environment Protection Agency, 2016
  • Project of the Year Award for Energy Saving Trees program, Houston Area Urba Forestry Council, 2015
  • Utility Environmental Champion, Cogent ReportTM study, 2015
  • Keep Texas Beautiful Award, "Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industy Award, 2014
  • Mayor's Proud Partner Award, "William Jackson 'Jack' Bowen Chairman's Award, 2014​​

​​ ​Service Awards

  • ​​​EPRI Power Delivery and Utilization Technology Transfer Award, Maria DeArizon, 2016
  • AESP Energy Awards, ​Pricing & Demand Response Award Residential Demand Response from C​​​​enterPoint Energy Houston Electric, 2016
  • POWERGRID International – Project of the Year for grid optimization, 2016
  • SEE Industry Excellence Award, Cable Life Extension Program, 2016
  • Smart Energy IP –National Smart Grid Customer Education Award, 2015
  • Greentech Media –GridEdge 20 Award honorable mention, 2015
  • Customers ranked us fourth in the Midwest Region in the J.D. Power 2015 Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(sm).
  • Customers ranked us second in the South Region in the J.D. Power 2015 Gas Utility residential Customer Satisfaction Study(sm).
  • A survey of 52,000 residential ratepayers across the country awarded us the title of 2015 Customer Champion by Cogent Energy Reports.
  • Advanced Leak Survey Implementation Planning, World Gas Conference in France, 2015
  • The American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked us second among all Investor-Owned Gas Utilities in the U.S.
  • Utility of the Year Award, SAP, 2014
  • Top Innovation Award for Customer Engagement, SAP, 2014
  • HANA Innovation Award, SAP, 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, 2014
  • Marketing Excellence Award, Southeren Gas Association, 2014​​​