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    We’re bringing electricity choices to Brownsville

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    Did you know Brownsville is known as the Chess Capital of Texas because of the town’s dedication to the game? But winning multiple state chess championships isn’t all that Brownsville is known for – it’s also known as the Bicycling Capital of the Rio Grande Valley for its 32 miles of bike lanes and bike-friendly celebrations. Plus, there’s the Gulf of Mexico and numerous wildlife refuges and beaches that draw tourists by the thousands.

    Brownsville is one of the southernmost cities in the United States with over 300 days of semi-tropical weather, and its proximity to the coast draws tourists all year long for biking, birding, sailing, fishing, hiking and outdoor activities.

    The Boca Chica Beach and South Padre Island are just a short distance away, as are the 65,096-acre Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the 90,788-acre Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

    Brownsville is one of the oldest cities in Texas and has multiple areas and battle sites listed under the National Register of Historic Places.

    In addition to historical landmarks, Brownsville is famous for hosting the Charro Days Festival, one of the largest and oldest festivals in Texas, dating back to the mid-1800s when the citizens of Matamoros and Brownsville began coming together in celebration.

    Reliant Energy is proud to be a part of this vibrant community. As one of the top Texas electricity companies, we take pride in providing you with the highest level of energy service, easy-to-use tools to help you manage your account, and a wide range of electric plans.

    Whether you’re new to town or a long-time member of Brownsville, Reliant Energy is here to help you find the right energy plan and electricity prices for your needs.

    Compare Truly Free Energy Plans for Brownsville

    Truly Free Flex Days 100% Solar

    Free electricity on your 2 highest-use days every week — up to 8 free days per month.

    Plus, your plan is automatically powered by 100% solar energy, no panels required.††††

    Learn more about 100% Solar ›

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    Truly Free Weekends 100% Solar

    Free electricity from 8 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Monday, every weekend.††

    Plus, your plan is automatically powered by 100% solar energy, no panels required.††††

    Learn more about 100% Solar ›

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    Truly Free Nights 100% Solar

    Free electricity from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Every. Single. Night.†††

    Plus, your plan is automatically powered by 100% solar energy, no panels required.††††

    Learn more about 100% Solar ›

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    Looking for a Brownsville retail electricity provider? You’ve come to the right place.

    Brownsville residents, find the best electricity plan for your needs and lifestyle including a range of month-to-month energy plans, long-term contracts, short-term contracts, fixed and variable energy plans, or plans that allow you to pre-pay for electricity.

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    Get help choosing a plan

    Talk to one of our representatives and get help choosing the best electricity plan for your needs.

    Make a payment in person

    Visit one of the many convenient locations near you to make a payment in person.

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    Join over 1 million Texans who’ve chosen Reliant

    "I have been with Reliant for years and have not had any problems. And there has always been someone there to inform me of better rates that I can take advantage of which has made my electricity bill affordable."

    Debra Boult

    "I have been with Reliant for years and have not had any problems. And there has always been someone there to inform me of better rates that I can take advantage of which has made my electricity bill affordable."

    Debra Boult

    Manage your electricity usage

    Looking for ways to manage your electricity usage in Brownsville and make your home smarter? We’ve got you covered.

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    Explore renewable solar solutions

    See how we convert the sun's rays into power for your Brownsville home to use. We offer a wide range of solar products and renewable energy plans—including the Reliant Solar Payback plan and the Reliant 100% Solar plan.

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    Google Nest Mini, Google Nest Learning thermostat, Google Nest Hub, Google Home

    Raise your home’s IQ

    Reliant customers can enjoy exclusive discounts on Google Nest products and smart thermostats. Plus, Google Nest devices work seamlessly with your Reliant account.

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    Shop for Brownsville energy plans near you

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    Compare Brownsville electricity providers

    You want to find the best plan for your lifestyle and interests. Reliant is here to help you get the energy plan you need and provide energy-efficient tips so you may be able to lower your electricity consumption (and electricity bill).

    See how Reliant stacks up. Compare Brownsville electricity prices, energy services and plan features.

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    We’re proud to be part of the Brownsville community

    Reliant employees volunteering in their community

    More than 175,000 people call Brownsville home. Reliant is proud to help bring positive energy, working to cultivate the communities where our customers live and work. We partner with more than 150 charities and organizations across the state, including in South Texas, Cameron County and in Brownsville.

    We've helped support the South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind to provide opportunities for people throughout South Texas who live with vision loss to be productive and improve their quality of life. We also partner with Earth Share of Texas, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation that represents and supports America’s most respected environmental and conservation groups, including 38 local and statewide organizations.

    In addition, the Community Assistance from Reliant Energy (CARE) program works with nonprofit social service agencies in the area to provide extra funds to Reliant customers who qualify for assistance with their electricity bills.

    Check out how we can help you save electricity and money

    Looking for ways to lower your energy costs? Here's how you can save on electric bills, increase your energy savings, and keep more cash in your wallet.

    Degrees of Difference Program
    Degrees of Difference Program

    Get a bill credit when you respond to electricity usage reduction requests during periods of peak electric service demands. Learn more ›

    Manage your energy usage
    Manage your energy usage

    Get text messages when your daily energy usage spikes by 25%, when your projected energy bill exceeds your budget—and more. Learn more ›

    Get tips to lower your bill
    Get tips to lower your bill

    Looking for ways to lower your electricity bills? Check out our energy-efficiency tips and tools. Learn more ›

    Brownsville Energy Offer

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    Google Nest Learning ThermostatTM with the Reliant Learn & ConserveSM plan

    Get a Google Nest Learning Thermostat, a $249 value, with the Reliant Learn & Conserve 24 plan.1 Get a fixed price on your electric plan for 24 months,2 and save up to 15% on cooling costs.3

    This Learning Thermostat, available at no extra cost, automatically learns what temperatures you prefer and adjusts itself, saving you energy.

    Google Nest Learning ThermostatTM with the Reliant Learn & ConserveSM plan

    Nest Thermostat banner

    Get a Google Nest Learning Thermostat, a $249 value, with the Reliant Learn & Conserve 24 plan.1 Get a fixed price on your electric plan for 24 months,2 and save up to 15% on cooling costs.3

    This Learning Thermostat, available at no extra cost, automatically learns what temperatures you prefer and adjusts itself, saving you energy.

    Terms, conditions and other restrictions

    Your monthly bill will reflect your highest 2 days of usage per full week (Sunday through Saturday), up to 8 days per monthly billing period, at no charge for every billing period of 28 days or more. A week is defined as Sunday to Saturday, and a day is defined as a 24-hour period beginning at midnight through 11:59 p.m. For each monthly billing period less than 28 days, please see EFL for details. Your average price calculation will be based on your total monthly usage. Valid for new residential customers only. Reliant reserves the right to discontinue this offer without notice.

    ††Your monthly bill will reflect your weekend usage at no charge. Your average price calculation will be based on your total monthly usage. Valid for new residential customers only. Reliant reserves the right to discontinue this offer without notice. 

    †††Your monthly bill will reflect your nighttime usage at no charge. Your average price calculation will be based on your total monthly usage. Valid for new residential customers only. Reliant reserves the right to discontinue this offer without notice. 

    ††††Reliant will use commercially reasonable efforts to match 100% of your electricity usage with solar renewable energy certificates in support of the Make It Solar program.  Participation in the Make It Solar program can be canceled at any time with no penalty and will be reflected in 1-2 billing cycles.

    Google Nest Learning Thermostat and Google Nest products are trademarks of Google LLC.

    1Enrollment in this plan provides one Google Nest Learning Thermostat per household and requires a residential service address with areas served by Reliant. Your Google Nest Learning Thermostat will ship to your service address within one week after your next full payment has been credited to your account, provided you remain enrolled on this plan. Reliant reserves the right to discontinue this program without notice. Thermostat compatible with most HVAC systems. Check the compatibility of your system at nest.com/works/reliant before purchasing.

    2Changes in law or regulatory charges allowed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas will impact your price.

    3Based on independent studies by Energy Trust of Oregon and Vectren (https://nest.com/downloads/press/documents/energy-savings-white-paper.pdf)

    Remote control and mobile notifications require working internet and Wi-Fi.

    A limited warranty is only provided by Google, and except for that limited warranty, Reliant and Google make no warranties.

    Reliant is not affiliated with Google or the products and services it markets.

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