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Reliant SmartStart Plan

Reliant SmartStart Plan®

You call the shots

This pay-as-you-go electricity plan lets you decide how much electricity to purchase. It's easy to add to your balance, and we'll notify you if it's running low.

  • We’ll match your initial payment with a credit of up to $150, if made on the same day as enrollment*
  • Pay in-store, online or via the Reliant app with no security deposit or monthly bill
  • Sign up for the auto-reload payment option to ensure you always have a sufficient account balance
  • Receive usage and low balance alerts via text or email

The SmartStart Plan

requires a Smart Meter - fill out your address to find out if you have one:



Terms, conditions and other restrictions.

*To receive a matching credit, your initial payment must be on the same day as enrollment and be at least $30. The maximum matching credit is $150. Only the initial payment will be matched. Subsequent payments are not eligible for the matching credit.

A Reliant SmartStart Plan® requires customers to have a provisioned smart meter and make payment prior to electricity use. You must make an initial payment of at least $30 and maintain a balance of greater than $5.00 to avoid interruption of service. Connection charges vary based on where you live. A credit check may be required if you attempt to enroll in any other Reliant post-pay plan. The price can change to reflect actual price changes that are allowed by Public Utility Commission rules due to changes in law or regulatory charges.