Reliant Powers Your Summer

As fellow Texans, we're committed to doing our part to keep communities powered, energized and connected this summer. Check out the events, Beat the Heat programs, energy tips and account tools below.

Beat the Heat

June – September

The summer months can put a strain on anyone's electricity budget. Reliant is proud to sponsor Beat the Heat programs throughout Corpus Christi, Houston and North Texas. Rest assured, all programs are adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. Check back for updates.

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Children’s Museum Houston

July – September

Head to Children’s Museum Houston for the “Epic Adventure” scavenger hunt.

Check out the latest experience, “Dimensional Breakdown – An ODD SQUAD Adventure!,” based on the popular PBS KIDS TV series.

Visit the Reliant Office of Electricity exhibit and play the Power Star Energy Challenge Game. Tune in to the Virtual Learning Broadcast Schedule videos four times a day, every weekday, across their social media channels.

Space Center Houston

July – October

Explore space from the comfort of your home with these fun and educational series from Space Center Houston:

Virtual Campout ›

Thought Leaders Series ›

Innovation Gateway Challenge ›

Back-to-School Events


Reliant proudly sponsored 22 back-to-school events! In total, we distributed 9,645 school supply kits to students in Corpus Christi, Dallas, and Houston. We also teamed up with Comp-U-Dopt to donate 500 computers and ensure students have the technology they need for online learning.

Rockets Reading Powered by Reliant

July – August

We've teamed up with the Houston Rockets to inspire a love of reading. Join us this summer for a virtual reading of three children's books. Also check out printable coloring and activity sheets for kids ›

Hugo's Hangout

June – September

Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained this summer? Check out this fun lemon battery experiment and these coloring pages of our team member, Hugo.

KHOU 11 Virtual Food Drive


For the ninth year in a row, Reliant partnered with KHOU to help feed Houstonians during these challenging times. Reliant employees volunteered during the virtual telethon. Plus, Reliant helped provide 60,000 meals through our $10,000 telethon donation match!

Account tools, programs and energy tips

Increase energy efficiency, keep tabs on your budget, and learn about bill payment assistance options.

More ways to save

More ways to save
Find out additional things you can do now to help use less energy. Learn more ›

Avg Billing

Average Billing
Sign up for Average Billing to smooth out the highs and lows of your electricity bill. With Average Billing, your bill is determined based on the last 12 months of energy usage at your address. Get started ›

Degrees of Difference

Degrees of Difference
Choose from two free programs that use your thermostat to help you save energy and reward you for doing so. Learn more ›

the reliant app

Reliant app
Access your plan details, track usage, pay your bill, and set up automated text and email alerts on the go. Find out more ›


Weekly Summary Email
Get weekly usage comparisons, projected bill estimates, and energy-saving tips delivered to your inbox. Sign up to receive ›

account alerts

Account alerts
Be automatically alerted via text message when your costs exceed a set amount and/or your daily electricity usage jumps by 25%. Sign up for account alerts ›

Financial assistance

Payment assistance
Keeping up with bills and due dates can be hard sometimes. We understand, and we want to lighten your load. See assistance options ›

Terms, conditions and other restrictions

If there is no previous usage in your name at the service address, or you do not have 11 months of usage at the service address, we will take the previous usage at that service address and apply your current price to calculate your average monthly amount and then subtract or add 1/12 of your deferred balance. The deferred balance amount is the cumulative difference between your monthly Average Billing amount and what you would owe if you were not signed up for Average Billing. The deferred balance amount can be found on your monthly bill. If the bill amount is positive, 1/12 will be added to your bill. If the bill amount is negative, 1/12 will be subtracted from your bill. If you’re a new Average Billing customer, the deferred balance will begin in the second month. Deferred balance must be paid in full if you cancel Average Billing or change electricity providers.

Projected bill not available for Pay as you Go customers. Must be a Reliant residential customer with a Texas service address and a smart meter.

The billing and usage information provided in the Reliant Weekly Summary Email (WSE) is an estimate and includes only your electricity charges and taxes. Your monthly bill provides your official usage as determined by your local electric utility, as well as the total bill amount due. If you are on an indexed plan, you will not see cost information in your WSE, as prices are determined on the last day of each bill cycle. If you change to an incompatible plan or terminate your service with Reliant, you will no longer receive your WSE. Reliant reserves the right to discontinue the WSE without notice. You may also request to cancel your WSE by calling 1-866-872-6644.

Customers must have already opted in to receive alerts via text from the Contact Preferences page on the Account Management dashboard. Available only to customers with a smart meter. Message and data rates may apply. For Terms and Conditions, go to