MINNEAPOLIS – June 16, 2017 – CenterPoint Energy recently announced the three recipients of the 2016 Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) Energy Efficiency achievement awards at the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Technology Conference: Customer of the Year; Trade Ally of the Year; and Most Innovative Project of the year.
“We congratulate our winners and are confident that our Conservation Improvement Programs make it easier than ever for customers to become more energy efficient and save money on their monthly energy bills,” said Brad Tutunjian, vice president of Gas Operations for CenterPoint Energy in Minnesota. “Taking steps toward becoming energy efficient is good for consumers’ wallets and the environment.”
Most Innovative Project of the Year: Utepils Brewing
Utepils Brewing is a new micro-brewery located on the west side of Minneapolis. In 2016, the company installed state-of-the-art German brewery technology involving heat recovery and vacuum de-pressurization. This step helped decrease the energy consumption of the brewing process by 70 percent.
About Utepils Brewing:
Nestled on the banks of Bassett Creek between the Harrison & Bryn Mawr neighborhoods of northwestern Minneapolis, Utepils’ 18,000 square foot site features an iconic taproom, relaxing outdoor beer garden, and a full scale craft brewery unlike any other.
Good brewing starts with honoring the traditions of brewers who have gone before us. Our beer is brewed using the highest quality water from the historic Glenwood Inglewood wells to produce beer that is classic yet uniquely distinct. Using tried and true brewing practices, we’re creating a new tradition in the Twin Cities that brings friends and families together share good times and great beer.