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When considering which Texas electricity provider to choose, more than 1.5 million Texans turn to Reliant, for residential or business service. Reliant’s solid foundation starts with its Fortune 200 parent company, NRG Energy, Inc. Together, Reliant and NRG Energy are leading energy innovation and working to simplify and enhance the way you power your home, your business, and your life on the go.

Reliant Energy Company Highlights

  1. One of the largest retail electricity providers, serving over 1.5 million Texas customers
  2. Was established over 20 years ago, in 2000
  3. Texas-based company, with headquarters in Houston
  4. 100% solar Reliant energy plans available
  5. Reliant Energy has a Google reviews score of 4.5 stars and an A+ rating from the BBB
  6. Won the Houston Chronicles “Best of the Best” award in 2022
  7. Partners with Nest Thermostat and Google Home Hub for product offerings
  8. Supported by Fortune 500 parent company, NRG Energy Inc.

Popular Cities Reliant Serves: Houston | Dallas

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Top 5 Reliant Energy Rates & Plans

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Reliant Energy - Basic Power 12 12 Months $0.171/ kWh
Reliant Energy - Conservation 12 12 Months $0.175/ kWh
Reliant Energy - Truly Free Weekends 12 12 Months $0.177/ kWh
Reliant Energy - Truly Free 7 Days 12 12 Months $0.177/ kWh
Reliant Energy - Truly Free Nights 12 12 Months $0.191/ kWh

Energy Plans and Rates are shown for the Oncor Service area and were updated on January 16, 2023 at 09:12 AM. Pricing shown is based on an exact usage of 1000kWh per month. Estimates are based on information provided to us by each Partner Company. Please visit the Energy Provider website, and confirm the estimates using the Electricity Facts Label and Terms of Service.

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You may think energy rates are the same across the board. After all, it’s just electricity, right? The truth of the matter is that the Texas electricity grid was built by the regulated monopoly providers at the time, and suited to fit their needs. The placement of generators used made sense for them at the time, but led to increases in energy prices. Since deregulation in 2002, providers like Reliant (as well as others) popped up to offer electricity based on the part of the grid you will be pulling from.

Fixed-Rate Energy Plans

One energy plan option that you have to choose from is a fixed-rate energy plan. This type of plan, as it sounds, gives you a fixed, locked-in energy rate each month. This option gives you security, stability, and consistency with your electricity. It is a great option if you have a family to worry about, a lot going on, or you just don't want to be worried about your electricity bill each month.

There are several different contract lengths available with this type of plan, but the most common Reliant fixed-rate options come with one or two-year contracts. This means that at the beginning of your term, you will agree to the contract length and the set rate, and you will not have to worry about your electricity for the length of your contract. Once the contract is over, you can decide to renew your contract or switch to a different plan.

Variable-Rate Energy Plans

Another option that you can choose from is a variable-rate energy plan. This kind of plan is pretty much the opposite of the fixed-rate option. If a fixed-rate plan does not seem like the right option for you, you may love the idea of a variable-rate energy plan. With this plan, you will have no contract, no set rate, and no commitment. This plan lets you do what you need to and allows plenty of room for flexibility. As I said before, this option does not come with a contract, but it runs on a month-to-month basis. That means that you will be able to end your plan whenever you want or need to without any penalty or cancellation fee.

This type of plan also does not give you a fixed electricity rate each month. This means that during some times in the year, you will benefit from lowered electricity rates, but during other times, you may have to pay more. Your rates will fluctuate throughout the year as the energy market does. If you are interested in this type of plan, be sure to check out the variable-rate options Reliant has to offer.

Reliant Energy Reviews

Reliant services 1.5 million customers and has still managed to keep a 4.8 star rating with Google, and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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