CenterPoint Energy announces energy efficiency champions

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CenterPoint Energy announces energy efficiency champions

June 3, 2015

NNEAPOLIS – June 3, 2015 – CenterPoint Energy recently presented Wayzata Schools, State Supply, the University of Minnesota and Hartland Fuel Products energy efficiency awards for participation in and championing the Company’s Conservation Improvement Programs.  Together, these organizations have received tens of thousands of dollars in CenterPoint Energy rebate checks, saved hundreds of thousands of dekatherms of energy and reduced carbon emissions by about 100,000 metric tons.

“The steps taken by these groups have led to tremendous energy savings and carbon reductions by installing efficient equipment and through the direct use of liquefied natural gas, ultimately saving not only energy but money” said Todd Berreman, Director of Energy Efficiency for CenterPoint Energy.  “Additionally, through our esteemed trade ally partners, we are able to reach more manufacturers and businesses with our rebate program offerings, allowing us to expedite rebate projects for our customers. We couldn’t be more proud of this year’s recipients.”

This year’s winners were awarded for the following:
• Customer of the year-Wayzata Schools, for district-wide participation in energy saving programs, receiving over $110,000 in rebates, more than any single entity.
• Trade ally of the year-State Supply, for facilitating and expediting natural gas rebates for their customers’ steam trap projects and for being a valuable resource for customer equipment installation questions.
• Most innovative project of the year-University of Minnesota, for implementation of an aggressive environmental plan that includes renewable energy, combined heat and power and sustainable building and remodeling practices to reduce carbon emissions by 81,000 metric tons, which is about 12 percent of the campus footprint.
• Compressed or liquefied natural gas customer of the year- Hartland Fuel Products, for direct use of liquefied natural gas in agriculture and industrial operations.

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