CenterPoint Energy is a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility serving several markets in the U.S. states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. It was formerly known as Reliant Energy , NorAm Energy, Houston Industries, and HL&P. The company is headquartered in the CenterPoint Energy Tower at 1111 Louisiana Street in Downtown Houston. Some of its notable subscribers include Retail Electric Providers , such as Reliant Energy, Champion Energy, Dynowatt, Ambit Energy, Texas Power, Bounce Energy, MXenergy, Direct Energy, Stream Energy, First Texas Energy Corporation, Gexa Energy and Cirro Energy. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 15, 2017
MEA and Devtech are hosting a training event for workers in the energy industry February 21-22, 2017 in Avon Park, Fl. The two-day course is intended for foremen, crew leads, craft and shift supervisors. The event, entitled Field Leader Training, gives line crew leaders practical, hands-on experience in how to effectively lead their crews. The job of a utility industry crew leader differs from that of the crew worker and require non-technical leadership skills. Additionally, crew leaders are responsible for the work of others, not just themselves. The training features work on self-awareness to build trust, communication skills to navigate team dynamics, and resolution tools for workplace conflict. Using real-life energy delivery examples, front line team leaders receive practical, hands-on experience in how to effectively direct the activities of their crew and communicate with management. The situations and cases will be similar to those they encounter on the job all the time. The instructor, Frank Liedtky, has over 25 years’ experience as a Central Dispatch Supervisor, Gas Superintendent. Kelly O'Keefe, product manager, at CenterPoint Energy says, "I highly recommend the Field Leader Training Program. The role-playing exercises were extremely helpful. It should be required training for all supervisors and managers, regardless of how long they have been on the job." On Tuesday evening, MEA and Devtech are offering an opportunity to talk with Richard Stump, MEA’s compliance director. Stump is responsible for the overall management of the compliance issues that affect MEA’s members. He is a member of the ASME B31Q committee and speaks on the state of the OQ rule and other compliance issues at compliance and gas operations conferences throughout the country. Prior to joining MEA, Stump worked for 35 years at Consumers Energy, where he held leadership positions in a number of areas including planning, project management, and various compliance and quality programs. His work experiences include both gas and electric, and generation, transmission and distribution. Stump earned an MBA from Wayne State University. Visit http://www.midwestenergy.org/field-leader-training.html to register for MEA’s Field Leader Training at Devtech. For questions or to schedule a customized Field Leader Training session, contact Chad Shannon at chads (at) midwestenergy (dot) org or call (651) 289-9600 x112. About Devtech: Devtech Sales, Inc. was founded 1/1/11 by Charles Devlin. The Devtech Team is made up of devoted industry professionals with decades of experience. As our product lines signify, Devtech is focused on the natural gas, propane gas, power and industrial markets. We provide a variety of engineered measurement and control products in these industries such as gas meters, valves, odorizers, filters, instruments, flow correctors and computers, gauges, prefabricated meter & regulator sets & stations/skids, and automatic meter reading systems. Our customers can be assured of one important fact, Devtech stands behind every product we sell. Devtech has an experienced sales and service staff as well as an in-house training center where industry related seminars and schools are hosted year round. Devtech's President and Owner Charles Devlin has been in the industry for over twenty-five years having served as co-owner and President of a rep. company from 1992-2010. We are proud members of the Florida Natural Gas Association and Florida Energy Pipeline Association. Lastly and most importantly we are respectful and proud of our heritage, and we are committed to representing both our principals and customers in a professional, Christian manner. About MEA: MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies and their contractors around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.
News Article | November 4, 2016
HOUSTON, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today reported net income of $179 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2016, compared with a $391 million loss or a loss of $0.91 per diluted share for the same period of the prior year....
News Article | March 1, 2017
HOUSTON, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) announced the following executive organizational changes effective today: Scott Doyle has been named senior vice president of Natural Gas Distribution, responsible for financial and operational results in the...
News Article | November 29, 2016
HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Today, more than 800 gifts will be collected...
News Article | November 10, 2016
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkana Resources Corporation, a leading provider of IT and OT System Integration, Consulting, Security and Compliance services, is pleased to announce that Enable Midstream Partners (a major limited partnership with CenterPoint Energy and Oklahoma Gas & Electric) completed Phase 2 of their state-of-the-art infrastructure implementation. Berkana assisted with the project from concept to completion, providing consulting, program and project management, integration an
News Article | January 18, 2017
HOUSTON, Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) announces the following webcast -- Click the link "CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Earnings Conference Call Webcast" Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted): http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=71399&k=23FD4030 CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy 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 54.1 percent limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp., which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With more than 7,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 140 years. For more information, visit the website at www.CenterPointEnergy.com.
News Article | April 19, 2016
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston canceled school for a second straight day on Tuesday and Exxon Mobil Corp sent employees home early as a precaution against rain that sent rivers flooding streets, left six dead and led to more than 1,000 water rescues in the country's fourth most populous city. Exxon said it was worried rising water levels in nearby Spring Creek could flood roads surrounding its new campus and prevent people from leaving or entering. The National Weather Service put a flash flood watch in effect for large parts of the Houston area and into southwestern Louisiana on Tuesday after several inches of rain added to Monday's deluge of as much as 18 inches (45 cm) in some areas of Harris County, which includes Houston. A low pressure system in Colorado and surrounding states pulled moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, sparking a string of heavy thunderstorms that drenched nine counties, according to the National Weather Service. More rain is expected. Heavy storms that park atop the city in low winds can overwhelm Houston's system of drainage channels that move water back to the Gulf via the Houston Ship Channel, particularly if the ground is already saturated. The city faced similar widespread flooding during a Memorial Day storm last year and Tropical Storm Allison's torrent in 2001. All those killed since these storms started were found in vehicles caught on flooded roadways. They include four males and two females. Only one has been identified, Pedro Morales, 60, whose body was found in the cab of an 18-wheeler in a flooded roadway, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said. More than 6,300 customers were without power in the Houston area on Tuesday afternoon, a sharp decrease from more than 100,000 a day earlier, CenterPoint Energy said. Flood waters that blocked roads to downtown and other main areas of the city have mostly receded, and officials said most people should be able to make it back to work. "The city is back to normal operations but be careful driving in. Now we plan to help people recover from the flooding waters," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a tweet. At a news conference, he said about 20 inspection teams from city hall were in the field and that 183 houses have been damaged. The city is moving quickly to remove debris so that it does not pile up and shelters are being set up, he said. "I know that there may be some who may want to go back to their homes, but they may not be habitable. We are working at the same time to find temporary or permanent housing," Turner said. More than 100 flights were canceled on Tuesday at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. More than 1,000 flights were canceled at major Texas airports on Monday due to the storms, it said. Rains in other parts of Texas were expected to cause rivers to crest later in the week, bringing floods to downstream areas. Texas oil fields and refineries around Galveston Bay were not impacted, though a gasoline-making unit at Royal Dutch Shell Plc's joint-venture Deer Park refinery was shut for up to six weeks, two sources said on Tuesday. It was not clear if the outage was related to rains, said the sources, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about refinery operations.
News Article | December 15, 2016
HOUSTON, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:CNP) Board of Directors today announced that the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 9 a.m. CDT in the CenterPoint Energy Tower auditorium, 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston,...
News Article | October 1, 2015
Houston, Oct. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) announces the following webcast -- -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy 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 55.4 percent limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp., which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With more than 7,400 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 140 years. For more information, visit the website at www.CenterPointEnergy.com.
News Article | February 28, 2017
HOUSTON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Company reiterates 2017 EPS guidance of $1.25 - $1.33. Earnings growth driven by Utility rate relief and continued customer growth, Increased contribution from CenterPoint Energy Services, partially attributable...