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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.

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.

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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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 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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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 ›

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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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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