NRG Smart Energy Plans

Smart Energy Plans


These smart energy plans reward you for making simple changes that reduce the load on the energy grid. Save money by using electricity strategically — either by using a smart thermostat to reduce your usage or by moving energy-consuming activities to the weekend.

Nest Thermostats

Give your home and your electricity bill an instant make-over with the smartest thermostats around. We offer smart energy plans that can help you save energy with a Nest Thermostat.

Reliant Learn & ConserveSM 24 plan

Get a $249 Nest Learning Thermostat™ at no cost when you sign up for the Reliant Learn & Conserve℠ 24 plan. Not only will you get a fixed price on your electric plan, but the Nest Learning Thermostat can help you save up to 15% on cooling costs.* 

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Learn and ConserveSM 12 Plan

Saving energy has never been easier. Sign up for the Learn and Conserve 12 plan and get the Nest Thermostat E at no cost. The Nest Thermostat E is easy on the eyes, easy to use and designed to help everyone be more energy efficient.

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Terms, conditions and other restrictions

Based on independent studies by Energy Trust of Oregon and Vectren of actual Nest Thermostat devices. Thermostat compatible with most HVAC systems. Check the compatibility of your system at before ordering Nest thermostat(s). Nest®, Nest Learning ThermostatTM  and Nest Thermostat E are trademarks or service marks of Google, Inc. Electricity services are provided by Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC, dba Reliant.

*Changes in law or regulatory charges allowed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas will impact your price. Enrollment in the Reliant Learn & Conserve℠ 24 plan provides one 3rd Nest Learning Thermostat™ per household and requires a residential service address within areas served by Reliant. Thermostat compatible with most HVAC systems. Check the compatibility of your system at before enrolling in this plan. If thermostat is not compatible, you may cancel this plan with no penalty. A limited warranty is only provided by Nest, and except for that limited warranty, Reliant and Nest make no warranties. Reliant is not affiliated with Nest or the products and services it markets. Nest®, Nest Learning Thermostat™, Auto-Away™ and the Nest logo are trademarks or servicemarks of Nest Labs, Inc.

Reliant Truly Free Weekends plan

Interested in trying a smart energy plan? Sign up today for the Reliant Truly Free Weekends plan, and enjoy free electricity all weekend long. Many people use more electricity on the weekends, so why not save when it really counts?

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How it helps

  • Get free electricity all weekend long.*
  • Enjoy one fixed price during all other times.

How it works

  • Receive big savings on electricity for using it when you want to — do laundry, run the dishwasher and cool your home during down time on weekends.
  • Save more by using appliances during off-peak times, when you are more likely to be home anyway.

How to get it

Sign up for the Truly Free Weekends plan today.

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Terms, conditions and other restrictions
*Your monthly bill will reflect your weekend usage at no charge. Your average price calculation will be based on your total monthly usage.