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About Reliant Energy

Reliant Energy is a Texas-based energy provider that provides both fixed-rate and variable-rate energy plans. Reliant Energy is owned by NRG Energy, which is one of the leading providers of electricity in the country. Reliant Energy is a trusted energy provider in the state’s deregulated energy market, offering 24/7 customer support, bill credits for customer referrals, green energy options, and more.

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Reliant Energy at-a-glance

  • Offers fixed-rate and variable-rate energy plans
  • Some of the plans offered by Reliant Energy include free usage periods
  • Offers energy plans powered by Texas solar energy
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Reliant Energy electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Reliant - Conservation Plan 24 24 months $0.239 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 12 12 months $0.249 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.251 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 7/03/2022, 11:08:57 PM CDT for ZIP Code 75001. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Reliant Energy Plans

Like most energy providers, Reliant Energy offers several plans for customers to choose from so that each family can find the plan that best fits their needs. Below are some of the most popular energy plans available from Reliant Energy.

Basic Power 12

The Basic Power 12 is a fixed-rate energy plan with a 12-month contract. This plan is well-suited to customers who use at least 1,000 kWh each month since the $9.95 base usage charged is waived after that point. This plan requires an early termination fee of $150.

Truly Free Nights 12

If you use most of your electricity in the evenings, you might prefer the Truly Free Nights 12 plan. This 12-month fixed-rate plan lives up to its name and includes a free usage period between 8 pm and 6 am. This plan requires an early termination fee of $150.

Truly Free Weekends 12

Similar to the Truly Free Nights 12 plan, the Truly Free Weekends 12 is a 12-month fixed-rate plan that has free usage periods from 8 pm Friday evening to midnight 12 am Monday morning. This plan requires an early termination fee of $150.

Conservation Plan 24

The Conservation Plan 24 is a 24-month fixed-rate energy plan that has a tiered rate, meaning your energy price changes depending on the amount of electricity you use. The best rate is available to those who use between 1,000 kWh and 2,000 kWh. This plan requires an early termination fee of $295.

Reliant Energy reviews

Overall SaveOnEnergy score 4.0/5
Customer service 2.0/5
Online accessibility 5.0/5
Business history 5.0/5

We’ve broken down our scoring model into three main categories:

  • Customer service (Power to Choose complaint score; Satisfaction guarantee)
  • Online accessibility (Online bill pay; Online chat; Access to usage alerts & trends)
  • Business history (Number of years in business; Accreditation by the BBB)

Reliant Energy achieved perfect scores in online accessibility, satisfaction guarantee, and business history. The company also received good marks on the P2C complaint score. To see our full list of provider reviews, click here.

Services offered by Reliant Energy

Reliant Energy for residential customers

Reliant Energy specializes in offering affordable and flexible residential energy plans with both fixed and variable rates. With Reliant’s Weekly Summary Email, you’ll get regular usage updates and be able to save even more on electricity.

Reliant Energy for business customers

Reliant Energy also offers commercial energy plans for small, medium, and large businesses. Small businesses can save up to 30% on electricity during evenings and weekends, and large businesses can build plans custom to their business. Fill out this form to begin building a custom commercial energy plan.

Green energy options with Reliant Energy

Each energy plan in Texas, including those offered by Reliant Energy, includes some percentage of green energy. Reliant Energy’s plans include 15% renewable energy. However, for just $7 extra per month, customers can choose to make any qualifying plan 100% solar energy.

Other Reliant Energy initiatives

  • Thermostat installation: Not sure how to install a programmable thermostat? Reliant Energy will send a professional technician to replace existing thermostats and install new ones safely and efficiently.
  • HVAC maintenance and repair: Whether or not you purchase electricity from this provider, Reliant Energy technicians can treat and repair AC and heating issues of all kinds. Electricity customers receive 10 percent off on services, and Reliant Energy waives the diagnostic fee for any repairs its technicians perform.
  • Home security systems: Reliant Energy also offers 24/7 monitoring plans. From interior and exterior cameras to pet sensors and video doorbells, Reliant’s home security packages offer customizable solutions for every home and budget.
  • Backup power options: Reliant Energy has a variety of backup power options alongside power protection, including a surge protector and home generator assessments.

Reliant Energy services areas

SaveOnEnergy’s tips for easy electricity service setup

  • Don’t forget to read your plan’s Electricity Facts Label before signing up. It contains important information including:
    • Price per kilowatt-hour based on usage
    • % renewable energy sourcing
    • Early termination fees
  • Enjoy hassle-free supplier setup. Once your order has been confirmed, your new supplier will set up service with your utility, or transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP) – but don’t worry, there shouldn’t be any interruption to your power during the switch.
  • Understanding your electricity bill. Your local TDSP will still deliver your electricity and maintain electric infrastructure including meters and power lines. Your utility fees can be found as TDU or TDSP charges on your monthly bill. They are independent of your supplier rate.

How to move or transfer service with Reliant Energy

Reliant Energy makes it easy for you to move your energy plan to a new home. To transfer your service, contact Reliant Energy at least two days before your move. If you’re moving outside of Reliant’s service area, you’ll be able to cancel your plan without paying an early termination fee (ETF).

Reliant Energy electric rates in my area

Due to different utility transmission rates, utility bills can vary across Texas. The rate you’ll pay for a Reliant Energy plan in one part of the state could be different from what someone in another part of the state would pay, even for the same plan. It’s important when you’re shopping for energy plans to specifically look at electricity rates near you. The SaveOnEnergy marketplace shows you the most accurate rates at all times. Enter your ZIP code above to get started.

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Reliant Energy FAQs

What services does Reliant Energy offer? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Reliant Energy offers a variety of services, including fixed-rate and variable-rate residential plans, the option for green energy plans, and plans for small, medium, and large businesses.

Will Reliant Energy require a deposit? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Yes, Reliant Energy requires a deposit when you sign up for your energy plan. You may have your deposit waived if you have a good credit score. If you’d prefer not to pay a deposit, visit our guide on no-deposit energy plans.

Will Reliant Energy charge me a cancellation fee? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Reliant Energy offers a variety of energy plans. The best one for you depends on your energy usage habits, including how much energy you use and when you tend to use the most energy. The company offers plans with either free evenings or free weekends — those plans are well-suited to those who use most of their energy during those times.

What is the best Reliant Energy electricity plan? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Reliant Energy offers a variety of energy plans. The best one for you depends on your energy usage habits, including how much energy you use and when you tend to use the most energy. The company offers plans with either free evenings or free weekends — those plans are well-suited to those who use most of their energy during those times.

Reliant Energy rates in Houston

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Reliant - Conservation Plan 24 24 months $0.249 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 12 12 months $0.259 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.262 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 7/03/2022, 11:08:57 PM CDT for ZIP Code 77002. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Reliant Energy rates in Dallas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Reliant - Conservation Plan 24 24 months $0.239 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 12 12 months $0.249 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.251 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 7/03/2022, 11:08:57 PM CDT for ZIP Code 75001. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Reliant Energy rates in Fort Worth

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Reliant - Conservation Plan 24 24 months $0.239 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 12 12 months $0.249 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.251 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 7/03/2022, 11:08:57 PM CDT for ZIP Code 76137. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

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