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Electricity plans in Houston, Texas

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With over 2 million residents, Houston is the most populated city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the nation. The metropolitan area encompassing Houston, Sugar Land and Baytown has a population of almost seven million people.

Houston is a city of tall skylines, Fortune 500 companies, world-class entertainment and dining, major league sports teams like the Texans and Rockets, and a space center that has been our country’s hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century.

An ethnically diverse melting pot—the most diverse metro area in Texas—Houston has over 10,000 restaurants with cuisine from over 70 countries.

Houston has over 360 parks including Emancipation Park, Hermann Park and a 1,466-acre municipal park that’s one of the largest urban parks in the nation. Plentiful green spaces also include over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails and over 170 golf courses.

Popular Houston events include cultural heritage celebrations, concerts, farmers markets, parades, food festivals, and art fairs. NRG Stadium, the home of the Houston Texans, also hosts the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo, U.S. men's national soccer team's matches, and almost 500 events annually.

While oil put Houston on the map, today Houston industries include oil and natural gas, biomedical research and aeronautics.

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

We’re proud to help power “Bayou City” households as one of the leading retail electric service providers in the Houston metroplex.

Houston 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

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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.

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

We can help you find an electricity plan that fits your specific energy needs in Houston, Texas. Compare our month-to-month energy plans, long-term contracts, short-term contracts, fixed and variable energy plans, or choose from our 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.

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Join over 1 million Texans who’ve chosen Reliant

"Reliant is the best electricity provider in Houston! They're the best in customer service and the electricity they provide is the most reliable. I would never ever go with another electricity provider. As soon as I find another place to live, I will go with Reliant!"

Hank W Loftin – Houston, TX

"Reliant is the best electricity provider in Houston! They're the best in customer service and the electricity they provide is the most reliable. I would never ever go with another electricity provider. As soon as I find another place to live, I will go with Reliant!"

Hank W Loftin – Houston, TX

"Top retail electricity provider in the state for the second year in a row"
–Texas Electricity Ratings

Manage your electricity usage

Looking for ways to manage your electricity usage in Houston 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 Houston home to use. We offer a wide range of solar products and renewable energy plans—including the Reliant Simple Solar Sell Back plan, the Reliant 100% Solar 12 plan, and the Reliant Local Solar plan.

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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 Houston energy plans near you

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Compare Houston electricity providers

You want to find the best energy plan for your lifestyle and interests. Reliant is here to help you get the electricity 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 Houston electricity prices, energy services and plan features.

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We’re proud to be part of the Houston community

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Over 637 sq. miles in size, Houston is one of the most vibrant, driven and diverse cites in the world. Reliant Energy is proud to help bring positive energy to enrich the Houston area, working to cultivate the communities where our customers live and work.

We partner with more than 150 charities and organizations across Texas, and more than 60 local organizations in the Houston community. We’ve helped Houston-area high school students through the Scholarships for Champions program.

In the Houston area, we’ve joined forces with Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Reliant and the Houston community teamed up to hammer, saw and build homes with Houston Habitat for Humanity, and make home repairs with Rebuilding Together Houston.

We’ve partnered with numerous organizations including the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, Casa de Esperanza, Urban Harvest, Girlstart, a 2nd Cup, Kids Meals, Friends for Life animal rescue, and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.

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, keep more cash in your wallet, and increase your energy savings.

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 ›

We’re more than a Houston retail energy provider

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Enjoy a smarter, more secure home. All Reliant home security packages come standard with round-the-clock professional monitoring and are customizable to meet your needs. You can add indoor and outdoor cameras, home automation and more. And with the Reliant Connect app, you’ll have unrivaled control of your system—all from your phone.4

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Trust us for AC and Heater repairs, tune-ups and complete system installation. We also offer flexible financing and payment options. Rest easy knowing our certified service technicians have passed through our extensive background checks.

Terms, conditions and other restrictions

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)

4Security and Home Automation Services provided by Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC d/b/a Reliant, TXB19469, 910 Louisiana, Houston, Texas 77002. Terms and conditions apply. For complete terms and conditions, visit reliant.com/connectterms. Reliant is a service mark of Reliant Energy Retail Holdings, LLC. ©2020 NRG Energy, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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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