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Why choose Reliant instead of TXU Energy?

You may be considering TXU Energy, but here’s why you should choose Reliant.

Why choose Reliant instead of TXU Energy?

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You may be considering TXU Energy, but here’s why you should choose Reliant.

You may be considering TXU Energy as your electricity provider, but here’s why you should choose Reliant instead. With Reliant, you’ll get more than reliable electricity service. We make it easy to find a plan that matches your lifestyle and budget. Reliant also offers exclusive benefits, efficiency tools and innovations designed to make your life easier. Plus, we’re there for you with 24/7 phone and online support from customer care professionals. Join more than a million Texans who have already chosen Reliant. 

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Reasons to choose Reliant

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Pricing you can trust

What you see is what you get. Enjoy simple, clear, up-front pricing and easy-to-understand billing.

Get help 24/7

Get help 24/7

With Reliant, you'll always know who to call for 24/7 customer support. We work with your schedule. So whether it's 2 a.m. or 2 p.m., you'll reach a real person who's ready to help.

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Choose your term and perks

Electricity plans shouldn't be one size fits all. That's why we offer plenty of options in addition to our fixed-rate plans. Enjoy the freedom of a month-to-month plan, deposit-free prepaid plans, plans that give back to charities and even plans that come with cool perks, like a Google Nest Thermostat or solar energy without the panels. The choice is totally yours.

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Texas-sized strength and stability

In 2000, Reliant was born as deregulation reshaped the Texas electricity market. Since then, millions of Texans have trusted Reliant with their electricity service. Other retail providers may come and go when things get heated. Reliant is here for the long haul.

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Save energy and money

Reliant gives you a variety of industry-leading efficiency tools, including our standard-setting Weekly Summary Email, which keeps you informed of your usage.

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Exclusive customer

When you make the switch to a Reliant electricity plan, you'll have access to discounts on everything we offer. Get discounts on Google Nest products, Security by Reliant and more. It's our way of saying thanks for inviting us into your home.


Reliant has exclusive efficiency tools designed to help you save

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Weekly Summary Email

Get summaries, not surprises, with our Weekly Summary Email. You'll get an estimate of your bill before it's due and tips to help you lower your energy usage and cost.

Account Alerts

How about a text message that can help you budget better? Look for personalized updates about your bill and energy usage.*

Reliant app

The power is in your hands with the Reliant app. Manage your electricity account and control your home temperature with ease.


Your bill is paid without you lifting a finger. Payments happen automatically through your credit card or bank draft.

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Extreme heat and cold are easier to handle with a more predictable monthly bill.

Degrees of Difference

Use a little less. Get a little more. The Reliant Degrees of Difference programs offer two ways to save energy.

Reliant + Google Nest

We've paired up with Google Nest to make it easy to manage your electricity with hands-free help.


Reliant has resources to help you shop for electricity

If you're shopping for a new plan, the first step is learning how to calculate your monthly usage. See steps on how to calculate your monthly usage below.

Step 1:

If you're shopping for a new plan at your current home or apartment, start by gathering your usage for the past 12 months. You can usually find your usage on your paper bill, via email if you have paperless billing or by viewing your account usage history from your current provider.

Step 2:

Take note of your highest and lowest months to see how your usage varies in low and peak seasons.

Step 3:

Next, calculate your average by adding up your usage for all 12 months, then divide by 12.

Step 4:

Now that you have an idea of what your monthly usage is, you are ready to shop for a plan that fits your usage needs!

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* Program is not available to customers enrolled in the Reliant Pay as you Go plan or the Reliant Pay as you Go 12 plan.