Center Point Energy Launches “Safe and Smart with Buddy Blue Flame”

Center Point Energy, a leader in electric and natural gas distribution, has launched Safe and Smart with Buddy Blue Flame™, an online educational platform that provides meaningful information about the natural gas industry and safety guidelines.

The website features visually interesting content including activities, interactive games and educational videos designed to increase awareness of natural gas concepts and how to be safe around natural gas. This educational platform for kids, parents and teachers allows users to learn where natural gas comes from, how it is used and how to be safe and smart around it.

Parents can use the website to learn important safety tips like the 811 Call Before You Dig program, as well as practical energy efficiency tips to make their natural gas last and save money in the process. Teachers can access free resources like a natural gas vocabulary list and printable fact sheet, classroom activities and educational resources.

“While CenterPoint Energy continues to invest in improving the safety and reliability of our natural gas system, we are also investing in innovative ways to share important safety information,” said Diane M. Englet, Senior Director of Corporate Community Relations. “This educational website for kids, parents and teachers allows users to learn where natural gas comes from, how it is used and how to be safe and smart around it. It is also viewable on most mobile devices.”

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. 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 CenterPointEnergy.com.

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