This summer, electricity demand is forecasted to be at an all-time high.
To help minimize home electricity use and give residents a cool and safe
place to get out of the heat, Reliant has officially opened 16 Beat the
Heat centers across the state in Corpus Christi, Dallas and Houston.
“We’ve experienced our fair share of extreme summers in Texas, but with
expected high demand and tight supply of electricity this year, we want
everyone to be prepared to manage energy usage and costs,” said
Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant. “Hot summers are hardest on
those most vulnerable, so we encourage our neighbors to take advantage
of the Reliant Beat the Heat centers, customer assistance programs and
energy efficiency tools to get through these summer months.”
16 Beat the Heat Locations
With more locations across the state than ever, the Reliant Beat the
Heat Centers are free and available to the entire community. They
feature air-conditioned spaces, bottled water, light snacks and
entertainment. There are 11 locations throughout Houston, three in
Corpus Christi and two in Dallas. For more details on locations, hours
of operation, addresses and contact information, visit Reliant.com/CoolingCenters.
CARE – Community Assistance from Reliant
Since 2005, Reliant has contributed nearly $10 million through its CARE
(Community Assistance from Reliant Energy) program for Texans who need
help with summer electricity costs. Reliant works with social service
agencies to assist seniors and qualified low-income residential
customers with help paying their Reliant electricity bills. Reliant also
offers deferred payment plans and payment extensions. For anyone who
needs help this summer or wants information on any of these programs,
Reliant encourages residents to contact us at 1-866-RELIANT.
A/C Program and Portable Power Donations
To help Houston-area seniors who are vulnerable to the heat, Reliant is
donating $25,000 to the City of Houston’s summer A/C program, which
distributes portable air conditioners to eligible seniors. In addition,
power stations will be donated to the Houston Health Department to
provide reliable backup power to customers in need, powering everything
from phones and lights to some medical equipment, when and wherever
needed. Houston residents are asked to call 832-393-4301 to learn more
about the process to request a portable air conditioner or power station.
Reliant is donating another 50 portable power stations to SBP,
a disaster resilience and recovery organization that has been dedicated
to Hurricane Harvey relief since August 2017. SBP will use these
portable power stations at home rebuild sites to power the families,
volunteers and staff as they continue recovery efforts.
As Texans prepare for this summer’s potential unprecedented demand,
choosing a strong, experienced electric provider with plans to fit every
lifestyle has never been more important. Reliant offers customers the
opportunity to earn bill credits by adjusting their thermostat during
periods of high electricity demand when enrolled in the Degrees
of Difference program, and Reliant’s Average
Billing helps even out the highs and lows of seasonal changes by
allowing customers to pay an averaged amount. The Reliant First
Month Free plan can also help Texans get a head start on summer with
their first full month of electricity service for free.
2018 Reliant Beat the Heat Center Locations
City of Corpus Christi
1414 Martin Luther King Dr.
City of Dallas
City of Houston
Reliant Beat the Heat center hours vary by location. Please call center
directly for hours of operation. For more information, visit Reliant.com/CoolingCenters.
About Reliant, an NRG company
Reliant powers, protects and simplifies life by bringing electricity,
smart energy solutions, residential services and security to homes and
businesses across Texas. Serving customers and the community is at the
core of what we do. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a
Fortune 500 company that creates value through best-in-class operations
and reliable and efficient electric generation. Backed by a diverse
portfolio of power generating facilities, NRG’s retail companies,
including Reliant, power almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the
District of Columbia. NRG retail brands collectively are the largest
providers of electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant,
please visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at
facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate
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