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Go paperless this school year

As you round up those new backpacks, fresh notebooks and sharpened pencils for back to school time, take stock of your own paperwork and clutter. One easy way to add convenience and reduce clutter is to sign up for Paperless Billing​. Enroll today and:

  • Get an email when your bill is ready to view and pay.
  • Choose how you want to pay - online, by phone, automatically or at a payment center.
  • Add text or email payment alerts for an extra nudge.
  • Access up to 13 months of previous bills online.​

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Natural gas benefits you​​

Natural gas provides many benefits – some you notice every day and some you don’t even think about. Natural gas is:

  • Safe
  • Affordable
  • Domestic
  • Abundant
  • Comfortable
  • Efficient

Take a moment to view this new, brief video​ from the American Gas Association to learn more about how natural gas is helping you every day.

Save energy, save money

Saving energy with energy-efficient equipment not only makes good environmental sense, it also boosts your budget. You can save money for years to come when you install energy-efficient natural gas equipment, such as water heaters, heating systems and more. And, you’ll see immediate savings when you apply for one of CenterPoint Energy’s rebates​.

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Stay safe around pipeline markers

Know what’s below and always call 811 before any digging project, large landscaping jobs or as small as planting a few flowers. One call does it all, it’s free and it’s the law. Call at least two working days in advance of any digging project.

While this is always a good reminder in any season, it’s also important to increase your awareness of pipeline markers.

Most of us live and work near natural gas pipelines that deliver fuel to our homes and businesses, so knowing their locations is very important before you dig to help prevent potentially dangerous situations. Since most pipelines are buried underground, pipeline markers are used to indicate their approximate location. They cannot be relied upon to indicate the exact position of the pipeline. The markers can be found where a pipeline intersects a street, highway or railway. The most common pipeline markers are shown here​. They display operator information, type of product and an emergency contact number.

Learn more about pipeline safety​.​

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Celebrating 25 years supporting Habitat for Humanity

Through the past 25 years, more than 2,100 CenterPoint Energy employees and retirees have volunteered just under 20,000 hours for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

“The work we do is made possible by the fantastic support we receive from our community partners. CenterPoint Energy has been working with us for the last 25 years to help build a Twin Cities where every family has a safe, affordable place to call home,” said Riley Moynihan, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Corporate Relations Senior Associate. “We are extremely proud of this partnership and we look forward to the next 25 years of building homes and hope together.”

Visit us at the State Fair Aug. 24 – Sept. 4
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Take a break from the hustle of the fair, relax and get some free hand sanitizer and sunglasses when you visit us in the Eco Experience’s Home Efficiency Exhibit and Blue Flame Lodge. Enjoy interactive displays and demonstrations and talk with CenterPoint Energy experts about ice dam prevention, air leak​s, rim joist and wall insulation, low-flow devices and more in the ​Eco Experience. We’ll also be in the Blue Flame Lodge, where you’ll find information about how to save energy and money with high-efficiency natural gas equipment rebates and other energy saving programs as well as about the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas​.

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CenterPoint Energy earns U. S President’s Volunteer Service Award

Earlier this year, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) honored CenterPoint Energy with a bronze level U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for providing at least 5,000 volunteer hours to local Junior Achievement offices during the 2015-2016 school year. JA fosters work-re​adiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills among youth.

CenterPoint Energy employees volunteer for JA in several of the communities where we operate. Whether we were teaching about the difference between a “want” and a “need” or encouraging careers in STEM disciplines, our volunteers collectively reached 31,498 students during the recent 2016-17 school year. “Junior Achievement volunteers are critical to our organization’s success and are a vital part of our mission,” said Gina Blayney, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest President & CEO.

Learn more about what CenterPoint Energy is doing in the community​.

Natural gas safety education website recognized

CenterPoint Energy has been honored with the 2017 Southern Gas Association (SGA) Community Service award, recognizing the company’s natural gas safety education web​site, Safe and Smart with Buddy Blue Flame​™.

“The Community Service Awards program offered CenterPoint Energy an opportunity to share our new educational website, Safe and Smart with Buddy Blue Flame,” said Diane M. Englet, senior director of Corporate Community Relations. “This natural gas safety education website is part of CenterPoint Energy’s ongoing efforts to encourage people of all ages to focus on safety.”

CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas safety education website was launched in 2016 to teach students of all ages about natural gas concepts and how to be safe around natural gas. The website is viewable on most mobile devices and can be used by educators on interactive whiteboards in the classroom and is also a tool for parents. The site features downloadable activity sheets that promote literacy and math skills, as well as teaching about natural gas safety. The interactive games simulate popular video games in offering multi-level and multi-player formats.​

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CenterPoint Energy named a 2017 Most Trusted Brand

CenterPoint Energy earned a 2017 “Most Trusted Brand” designation, making it one of the nation’s most trusted utilities according to a new Cogent Reports™ study by Market Strategies International. The study measures Brand Trust through scoring six factors among residential customers – customer focus, company reputation & advocacy, community support, communications effectiveness, environmental dedication and reliable quality.

“We have made substantial investments over the last several years to enhance the safety and reliability of our natural gas system and to improve our service to customers,” said Gregory E. Knight, senior vice president and chief customer officer for CenterPoint Energy. “We believe customers’ naming us a “most trusted brand” clearly demonstrates that they value and appreciate these efforts.”

We want to hear from you

We want to know what you think about CenterPoint Energy, energy topics, energy conservation and more. Join our Feedback Forum​ and we promise we won’t fill up your in box. We’ll just send short surveys a few times a year. Your input is truly valued.

Benefits:

  • Forum members’ input truly influences the new products, services and communications coming from CenterPoint Energy.
  • When we say “we hear you,” we really do! We read and carefully consider every survey response submitted.
  • Get a “report” email back giving you the results of the subject of the survey.
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