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    Awards and recognition

    Awards and recognition

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    Reliant is honored to be recognized as a customer excellence and innovation leader. These awards and accreditations are a measure of our progress and commitment as we work toward improving the experience of all customers every day.

    Thank you to our customers and employees who have helped us earn these achievements.



    CXPA Innovation Award

    Reliant is honored to be one of the first-ever recipients of the regional Council’s Choice award for the United States, which was presented by the Customer Experience Professionals Association. Reliant was recognized with this award for their customer-focused innovation of the Make It Solar program. This award highlights Reliant’s drive to support sustainable energy and our ability to empower customers to do the same in these ever-changing times. We are excited to continue innovating in order to further the customer experience for years to come. Learn more ›


    Houston Chronicle Best of the Best Winner

    Our commitment to our customers and communities is as deep as our Texas roots. That’s why we’re especially honored to be named the best electricity provider in Houston by our customers! Thank you for your support and for recognizing our commitment to flexible and personalized electricity plans, innovative energy management tools and best-in-class customer service. Learn more ›


    Customer Centricity World Series Award

    Reliant is honored to be the 2022 Customer Centricity Awards World Series Winner for Crisis Strategy and Management. This award speaks to our focus on customer excellence throughout two unprecedented crises: COVID-19 and Winter Storm Uri. Thank you to consulting agency ARCET Global for recognizing our commitment to keeping Texans powered, energized, and connected when they need it most.



    Innovation Leader Impact Award

    Innovation Leader Impact Award

    Reliant is honored to be an Innovation Leader 2021 Impact Award winner for Make It Solar, our renewable energy initiative that allows customers to support solar energy without installing panels. This award celebrates teams, initiatives and individuals making a difference within their companies and for their customers. With Make It Solar, our goal is to contribute to a cleaner, greener Texas through a measurable consumer impact. Learn more ›

    The North American Customer Centricity Awards, presented by ARCET Global

    North American Customer Centricity Awards

    We’re honored to share that Reliant was presented the 2021 North American Customer Centricity Award for Crisis Strategy and Management. We were recognized by our peers and consulting agency ARCET Global for customer excellence throughout COVID-19 and Winter Storm Uri. We’re committed to keeping Texans powered, energized and connected when they need it most.


    The North American Customer Centricity Awards, presented by ARCET Global

    North American Customer Centricity Awards

    The North American Customer Centricity Awards, presented by ARCET Global, recognize America's most Customer Centric companies. Reliant won for its closed loop and See, Hear and Speak programs, which focus on resolving customer issues.


    Smart Grid Customer Innovation Awards

    Smart Grid Customer Innovation Awards

    The Smart Grid Customer Innovation Awards, presented by SmartEnergy IP, recognize industry leaders and utilities that demonstrate a fearless approach to innovation in improving customer engagement through innovative technology applications. For our working partnership with Google, Reliant took home the Excellence Award for Innovative Collaboration. This award is presented to a group of organizations that have collaborated to improve customer education.

    Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative

    Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative Best Practices Awards

    In 2019, the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative honored Reliant with the Smart Energy Innovation Award for our work in pioneering voice-activated home energy management. Through our partnership with Google Nest, we proudly offer customers smart innovations that help them save time, money and energy. We're excited to help customers gain more control of their electricity usage while simplifying their lives. 


    Forsee Utilities Customer Experience Insights

    ForeSee Utilities Customer Experience Insights

    ForeSee, the pioneer in voice-of-customer solutions, released its 2018 Utilities Customer Experience (CX) Insights report. Based on survey data from over 6,000 customers of 25 top utility providers in the U.S., Reliant ranked number one in Overall Customer Experience. Conducted in February 2018, the Utility CX Insights report is the first study of its kind to assess customer experience with national utility providers. The study is composed of the largest electricity providers based on revenue and number of residential customers served and includes a combination of both individual providers and holding companies.

    MaritzCX Elite Award

    MaritzCX Elite Award

    For the second year in a row, Reliant won a Maritz CX Elite Award. After winning this award in 2017, we worked hard in 2018 to continue our efforts to produce the best customer experiences possible. Through this process, we completed several enhancements to our shopping, enrollment and account management experience. We are pleased to have received this award under the category of Excellence in Transforming an Organization.



    Temkin Group CX Excellence Award Winner

    Temkin Group CX Excellence Award

    Across all industries, sectors and regions, organizations are finding ways to improve the customer experience in a sustainable manner. The Temkin Group CX Excellence Award is meant to highlight those efforts. We received this award due to our transformative efforts to improve the customer experience. Reliant's Customer First team recently evolved from a dedicated department to a hub-and-spoke structure that relies on 15 subject matter experts, or "fanatics," to drive the customer experience. This transition was a resounding success and is an excellent example of our commitment to our customers.

    MaritzCX Elite Award

    MaritzCX Elite Award

    The CX Elite Award recognizes excellence in customer experience (CX) strategy, execution and results each year. In 2017, Reliant was one of 15 honorees. We've been working hard to continually improve what we provide for customers and how we respond to their needs. The changes we made resulted in our highest annual customer renewal rate to date, a factor that contributed to our win.

    As Mike Sinoway, CEO of MaritzCX, said, "In today's competitive energy services environment, electricity providers — as a matter of survival — must listen, understand and build programs that deliver a high-value return for their customers... Reliant is a standout example of delivering an outstanding CX program. We congratulate them and are honored to recognize their achievements with the CX Elite Award recognition."

    Dynatrace Digital Transformation Command Performance Award

    Dynatrace Digital Transformation Command Performance Award

    From 2015 to 2017, Reliant and our parent company, NRG, have focused on improving the digital experience for our customers. Dynatrace recognized those efforts, including NRG in their list of 2017 customer award winners. The Command Performance Award is given to the company with the most visionary and mature digital model among Dynatrace customers.

    For more about our digital transformation, check out this blog entry from Dynatrace


    Ratings & Reviews

    Reliant is pleased to have earned 4.5 stars on Google reviews. This speaks to the dedicated approach we have toward meeting the needs of our customers. We are honored by the recognition and positive customer reviews, and we will continue to strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction by providing customers with the commitment they deserve.


    What our customers are saying

      Whenever I call or need some service, the Reliant representatives are exceptional, obviously including those who speak Spanish. The 24-hour service by email communication is excellent, and the app on my personal phone works at 100%. Reliant is also reasonable in price, and the service is satisfying.  

    - Ruth S.

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