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Get deposit-free electricity on the Reliant SmartStart Plan.

Deposit-free, hassle-free electricity

Get deposit-free electricity on the Reliant SmartStart Plan.

The SmartStart Plan

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



The Reliant SmartStart Plan®

You prepay your smartphone, so why not prepay your electricity, too? With the Reliant SmartStart Plan®, there's no deposit, no credit check and no long-term contract. You have total control over how much electricity you purchase each month. Plus, managing your account is easy. We'll notify you when your balance is low so you know when it's time to add money to your account.   

  • When you add money to your account on the same day you enroll, we'll match it up to $1501
  • Prepay your way — in-store, online or via the Reliant app 
  • Receive usage and low-balance alerts via text or email so you're always in the know
  • Sign up for automatic payments so you always have a sufficient account balance 

Terms, conditions and other restrictions.

1To 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.