MINNEAPOLIS – November 14, 2013 – In honor of American Education Week-Nov. 18-22- CenterPoint Energy is reminding everyone to take advantage of Energy Underground, an informational website where the public can go to learn more about natural gas.
“CenterPoint Energy understands that the quality of our future workforce and the economic vitality of our communities are closely linked to education so we actively seek partnerships with educators to improve our schools and educational opportunities for students,” said Jean Krause, director of Corporate Community Relations. “Through Energy Underground, students can learn how to use natural gas safely, discover ways to conserve energy, and find out about exciting career opportunities in the energy industry.”
The natural gas safety education section of the site features age-appropriate resources for all students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. The site also provides lesson plans, resources and educational links for teachers.
About American Education Week
American Education Week has been celebrated annually since 1921 and this year, occurs from November 18 through 22. The week is co-sponsored by the National Education Association and was created to heighten awareness about the importance of providing every child in America with a high-quality public education. Each day of the week recognizes a different aspect of public education or group of educators.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and competitive natural gas sales and services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The company also owns a 58.3 percent limited partner interest in a midstream partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp. with operations in major natural gas and liquids-rich producing areas of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. With more than 8,700 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.