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CenterPoint Energy awards local teacher with new iPad

MINNEAPOLIS – May 31, 2011 –CenterPoint Energy recently awarded Katie Maldeis, teacher at Central Middle School in Columbia Heights, MN, with a new iPad. The iPad was delivered by CenterPoint Energy employees Jean

Krause, director of Community Relations, and Tom Posterick, IT analyst and former Central Middle School student.
Maldeis won the iPad through a drawing offered by CenterPoint Energy for educators who recently registered on Energy Underground, a natural gas education website sponsored by the company. “It really means a lot to know that people in our community care about teachers,” said Maldeis. “At this time of the year, it really is the thought that counts.”
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CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Assets total more than $20 billion. With about 8,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. In Minnesota, CenterPoint Energy is the state’s largest natural gas distribution utility, serving about 800,000 customers in 260 communities. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit