Learn to lower winter heating bills

Cool that clutter with paperless billing

If paperwork and clutter are getting you hot under the collar, add more convenience to your life by signing 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.
  • Stay organized with 24 months of payment and usage history at your fingertips.
  • Add text or email payment alerts for an extra nudge.
  • Access up to 13 months of previous bills online.

Get ease and convenience with these account services

When you use or register for My Account online, you can personalize your experience with CenterPoint Energy. Here are a few things you can do with your online account:

  • Pay, view, print and download your bill.
  • Schedule payments and set up your payment preferences, including AutoPay.
  • Add authorized users.
  • Customize the type of communications you receive.
  • Manage alerts.
  • Set up billing preferences, including Average Monthly Billing, Paperless Billing and payment alerts.
  • View your payment and usage history.
  • Learn how you use energy in your home and get saving tips with My Energy Analyzer.
  • And more!
Learn more about CenterPoint Energy’s self-service options.

Tips to help you save money

Natural gas benefits you every day in many ways

Natural gas provides many benefits – some you notice every day and some you may not even think about. Natural gas is:

  • Safe
  • Affordable
  • Domestic
  • Abundant
  • Clean
  • Efficient
Take a moment to view learn more about using natural gas in your home

Natural gas equipment can boost your budget

Save money and energy with high-efficiency, natural gas appliances. High-efficiency equipment not only makes good environmental sense, it also is good for your household budget. Rebates will save you money on your immediate purchase and installation of natural gas water heaters, heating systems and more. And, you’ll save money for years to come, as your monthly energy costs will be lower with efficient natural gas equipment.

Apply for a money-saving rebate today.


Stay safe around 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. They display operator information, type of product and an emergency contact number.

Know what’s below. Always call 811 before any digging project.

For safety’s sake, call before clearing a clogged sewer

Summer is a busy time for building and excavation projects. Occasionally, during this type of work, sewer blockage can occur, potentially causing a hazardous situation where natural gas and sewer lines intersect underground. For your safety, CenterPoint Energy urges you to take the following measures.

  • If a block occurs, do NOT try to drill through it. CenterPoint Energy WARNS customers and plumbing contractors against trying to drill through it. Contact us so that we can locate underground natural gas facilities to help prevent potential damage and gas leaks.

  • If the location marks indicate (or you suspect) a natural gas line may have crossed a sewer line, contact a qualified professional plumber or sewer contractor for a sewer line inspection. They have cameras specifically designed to inspect the inside of a sewer line.

If a plumber or contractor discovers an issue with a natural gas line, we’ll work closely with that professional to resolve the issue. We are available to help 24/7.

As always, call 811 BEFORE any digging project to ensure your underground utilities are marked properly. Learn more about clogged sewer safety

Carbon monoxide safety tips

Minnesota employees cycle to end MS 

This June, 12 riders from the CenterPoint Energy team (employees, families and friends), biked 150 miles from Duluth to the Twin Cities to raise awareness and funding for cutting-edge research to work toward a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. The team raised more than $12,000 and made CenterPoint Energy a top-50 team in the state’s fundraising effort. CenterPoint Energy employees in Minnesota have participated in the annual ride and fundraiser since 2013.

Learn more about MS.

CenterPoint Energy employees support Tree Trust

Recently, 19 CenterPoint Energy employee volunteers participated in the “Learning with Trees” program at Tree Trust, a local nonprofit that uses community forestry to provide job training and environmental education to the Twin Cities metro area.

Employees from the Twin Cities and Mankato participated in the event at Falcon Ridge Elementary in New Prague, Minn., where they pre-dug the holes for planting and helped students navigate a traveling exhibit that teaches the science and benefits of trees. The event culminates in Plant Day, when volunteers helped students plant a tree as a class.

“CenterPoint Energy has been an incredible partner since 1992,” says Jared Smith, Executive Director of Tree Trust. “The employee volunteers have really made these events successful, leaving a long-lasting impact on the environment and elementary students alike!”

Students explore careers in utilities

This spring our CenterPoint Energy River facility hosted a worksite tour for students from South High School in Minneapolis in partnership with AchieveMpls, a local non-profit focused on career and college readiness.

“Not only can these efforts spur an interest for a young person and help them discover a potential career path, it also helps our company connect to our future workforce and share careers that are in high-demand,” said Jay Hibbard, North District Director, CenterPoint Energy.

Students learned about technical and corporate careers and met one-on-one with employees from a wide variety of departments, including marketing, the Conservation Improvement Program, community relations, information technology, engineering, human resources, Home Service Plus® appliance repair, construction, maintenance and more. Human resources representatives also provided a session on interviewing and career pathways.

CenterPoint Energy works with programs like AchieveMpls as well as Junior Achievement and more to help young people discover and prepare for careers at the company and in our community.

Come see us at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 22 – Sept. 2

Between food on a stick, hair-raising rides and strolls through the animal barns, take a break, cool down, relax and get some free hand sanitizer when you stop by the Blue Flame Lodge (across from the Giant Slide), 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.

Your customer service champion

CenterPoint Energy again recognized as a trusted brand

The 2019 Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand and Customer EngagementTM Business Study again found CenterPoint Energy a brand customers can trust.

CenterPoint Energy was recognized by residential customers and was the only utility to score in the overall top five and have a top-five rating in all three major study indices: product experience, service satisfaction and brand trust. 

Attention Tailgaters! Time for the Grill Like a Boss Contest

With tailgating season right around the corner, CenterPoint Energy wants to help you grill like a boss.

What do I win?

Here’s your chance to win a set of grilling utensils that will be your barbecue buddy at backyard gatherings and have your fellow tailgaters as envious of your grilling skills as they are of your team’s winning record!

How do I enter?

You can register at CenterPointEnergy.com/GrillBoss.  All you need to enter is a name, email, physical address, the name of your tailgating team and your best grill tip or recipe. We will choose winners randomly every Friday starting Aug. 16 through Oct. 25, 2019. To enter the contest by mail, see complete rules.

Good luck and good grilling!