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    We’re bringing electricity choices to Richmond, TX

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    Fifty miles inland from the Gulf Coast is the scenic town of Richmond, Texas. Located in Fort Bend county, Richmond is a family-friendly suburb in the Houston area. The town dates back to the very roots of Texas in the 1820’s, when 57 of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred” colonists joined other settlers to establish this area of Southeast Texas.

    A log fort was built by a bend in the Brazos River and this fort settlement became known as Fort Bend. The town was established in 1837 and was among the 19 cities first incorporated by the then Republic of Texas.

    Today, residents and visitors can get a glimpse into Richmond’s past by visiting the historic downtown area, touring historic homes, and getting hands-on at a 23,000-acre working ranch. The Fort Bend Museum, operated by the Fort Bend Historical Association, also offers the opportunity to step back in time and experience Richmond’s 200-year history.

    Richmond festivals and events include historical celebrations such as Texian Market Days, Pecan Harvest Festival, and an annual re-creation of the Runaway Scrape of 1836. Richmond also offers live concerts, a downtown farmer’s market, Chef Fest, and a Chinese Lantern Festival.

    There’s always plenty of things to experience in Richmond—and the town is just a short drive from Houston and the city’s many attractions. The rodeo and sporting events at NRG Stadium are only 24 miles away. Just 21 miles away is Brazos Bend State Park, and the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is 60 miles away.

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

    As one of the top Texas electric companies and service providers, 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 electricity plans.

    Compare Truly Free Energy Plans for Richmond

    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.††††

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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.††††

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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 Richmond retail electricity provider? You’ve come to the right place.

    We help power Richmond and the Houston area with affordable and reliable electricity. Search 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

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    Manage your electricity usage

    Looking for ways to manage your electricity usage in Richmond 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 Richmond 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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    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 Richmond energy plans near you

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    Compare Richmond retail electric providers

    You want to find the best plan in the electricity market 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 as an electricity supplier. Compare Richmond electricity prices, energy services and plan features.

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    We’re proud to be part of the Richmond community

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    Richmond, the county seat of Fort Bend county, is located within the Houston–Sugar Land metropolitan area. With a population of just over 12,000 people, it’s a friendly, quiet and diverse community with wide open spaces and a small-town feel.

    Richmond is only 10 miles away from Sugar Land, 29 miles away from Houston and it’s just over 70 miles from Galveston.

    Reliant is proud to bring positive energy, working to cultivate the communities where our customers live and work. We partner with more than 150 charities and organizations across Texas, including the greater Houston area and Richmond.

    We support The Fort Bend History Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of preserving and sharing Fort Bend county history.

    We partner with over 60 organizations and community programs in the greater Houston area—including The Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement, March of Dimes, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

    We’ve joined forces with Rebuilding Together Houston, Houston Habitat for Humanity, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

    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 service and bills.

    Check out how we can help you save electricity and money

    Looking for ways to lower your electric bill? Here’s how you can 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 ›

    Richmond 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.

    We’re more than a Richmond 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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