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.
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.*
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.
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 nest.com/works/reliant 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 nest.com/works/reliant 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?
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.
What is the Reliant Truly Free Weekends plan, and how does it work?The Truly Free Weekends plan is an innovative and easy-to-understand pricing plan available to customers with smart meters. The pricing on the plan includes free electricity all weekend, from 8 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Monday. You’ll be rewarded for shifting your usage to the weekend.
How is Reliant able to offer different prices based on the time of day?In the summer, when demand for electricity in Texas is high (typically during a hot afternoon), the costs of electricity go up, and when demand is low (typically in the morning or at night), the costs of electricity go down. Because the new smart meters track usage throughout the day, Reliant is able to offer new pricing plans that allow you to benefit from this technology.
How can I use the daily/weekly/monthly usage and cost information?Seeing your cost information by day, week and month provides you with better insight into how you use electricity. You can identify times of increased electricity consumption and be better prepared to reduce your usage in the future. We also provide daily temperature data aligned with consumption data so you can see the impact of the weather on your usage.
Where can I find the actual amount of my discount online?Your Cost-to-Date and Projected Bill amounts can be viewed in your online Reliant account. You can find the specific discount amount on your bill.
How can I maximize my savings?
Shift your high usage activities, like washing and drying laundry, using the dishwasher or running a pool pump, to the weekend.
Who do I call if I have questions about the plan or my bill?Our customer service representatives are here to help you 24/7. Call us at 713-207-7777 or 1-866-222-7100, or chat with us online.
What is interval data?Interval data refers to the record of your home's electricity usage that is recorded every 15 minutes using a smart meter. Instead of your local electric utility reading the meter once a month, the smart meter records your home's electricity usage throughout the day and periodically transmits this information back to your local electric utility. These 15-minute periods are referred to as intervals.
Can I use average billing on this plan?Yes. Average billing is compatible with the plan. However, please keep in mind that your Reliant Weekly Summary Email will reflect your actual usage and electricity costs for the week and your estimated electricity charges for the current billing cycle — not your average billing amount.