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CenterPoint Energy receives Telly Award for energy conservation video
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Becca Virden receives a Telly Award on behalf of CenterPoint Energy from Mitch Waters of Studio 120 for Web-based public relations.
Pictured from left to right from CNP are: Tal Centers, regional division vice president; Peggy Sorum, manager of regulatory and financial activities; Becca Virden, public relations manager; Jeff Daugherty, director of regulatory services, Mitch Waters, Studio 120; Doug Peterson, director of marketing; Dan Hagen, division vice president of gas regulatory activities and Kristie Thor, Web project manager.
MINNEAPOLIS – July 14, 2011 – CenterPoint Energy recently received a Telly Award, which honors the finest video and film productions and work created for the Web, as well as the very best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs. The winning video explains the company’s new inverted block rate structure and encourages customers to conserve energy.

CenterPoint Energy’s video was produced by Studio 120, a Plymouth, Minnesota-based advertising agency. Dan Hagen, division vice president of gas regulatory activities for CenterPoint Energy recognized Studio 120 for "creating a video that explains the complexities of our regulated rates in an easy, understandable way, which can be a daunting task."

The Telly Awards are given out each year to inspire local and regional organizations to produce creative ideas and support the fine arts. This year, the Telly Awards had over 11,000 submissions of video, film and web productions.
To see the award winning video and learn about CenterPoint Energy’s rates, please visit Rate Case (Minnesota).

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 $19 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