|Stay Cool and Safe, Texas: Reliant Beat the Heat Centers Open for 2017|
—Dedicated Cooling Centers Provide Relief
During Texas Summer—
HOUSTON – June 9, 2017 – Reliant Beat the Heat Center locations return for the 12th consecutive year to keep Texans cool as temperatures and electricity usage begin to rise. Designed to provide residents with a safe and comfortable environment and to reduce home electricity use during the hottest days of summer, Reliant today announced that nine Beat the Heat Centers will operate from now through September 30 in Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi.
"Keeping residents safe in the Texas heat is a priority for us at Reliant, and the Beat the Heat Centers will provide valuable relief that's accessible right in the community," said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant and NRG Retail. "Our mission is to power, protect and simplify life, and we thank the cities of Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi and agency partners for helping make each center a place where residents can stay cool this summer."
Each Reliant Beat the Heat Center is open to the entire community for free and features air-conditioned space, bottled water, light snacks and entertainment.
2017 Beat the Heat Center Locations
Nearly $10 Million in Energy Assistance
Since 2005, Reliant has contributed almost $10 million through its CARE (Community Assistance by Reliant Energy) program for Texans who need help with summer electricity costs. Reliant will assist seniors and low-income residential customers with paying their Reliant electricity bills via the CARE program's contributions to social services agencies, along with payment extensions and deferred payment plans. And Reliant will once again donate $25,000 to the City of Houston to help provide eligible seniors with new air conditioning units.
Keep Cool with Electricity Savings
Reliant customers can choose from a variety of electricity plans designed to meet their needs this summer, including:
Reliant offers other beneficial services, as well:
For more information on any of these programs, customers can call 1-866-RELIANT. For more information on the Beat the Heat Centers, residents can call the center location nearest to them.
About Reliant, an NRG Company
Reliant brings electricity, smart energy solutions and home services to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 500 company that is at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Backed by a diverse portfolio of nearly 140 power generating facilities that can support millions of homes and businesses nationwide, NRG's retail companies, including Reliant, deliver electricity and home security services and serve 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 products and services, please visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter @ReliantEnergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.