The Reliant Secure Advantage® 12 100% Wind plan

The Reliant Secure Advantage® 12 100% Wind plan

The Reliant Secure Advantage® 12 100% Wind plan

The Reliant Secure Advantage® 12 100% Wind plan

Powering your home with wind-generated energy is easy and breezy. Sign up for the Reliant Secure Advantage® 100% Wind plan and know you’re doing your part to support the growth of alternative power in Texas.

Plus, you’ll also enjoy:

Price protection

Price protection for the length of your term*

 
24/7 Chat

24/7 live customer support, online or by phone

 
Weekly Summary Email

Access to tools, like the Reliant app and Weekly Summary Email, that put you in control of your electricity budget

 

*May not be available in all areas. Price can change only in response to changes in law or regulatory charges allowed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Reliant purchases wind renewable energy credits sufficient to match the electricity consumption of customers who purchase plans that include wind.

 

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What are the benefits of wind energy?

Learn why wind is a more viable alternative to traditional coal or natural gas power, and why it’s a smarter option.

  • Wind energy is a cleaner fuel source. Unlike coal and natural gas power plants, wind turbines don’t release emissions, making them a more atmosphere-friendly solution than traditional power sources.1
  • The supply is endless. As long as breezes blow and we have the space to build wind turbines — either on land or at sea — wind energy will be available.
  • It provides rural economic benefits. Wind power plant owners can lease portions of their land to farmers and ranchers to earn an additional income.2
  • Wind power is more affordable to produce. Compared to other renewable energy sources, it’s one of the lowest-priced options.

How is wind energy generated?

Wind turbines, which look like giant fans or windmills, generate energy when the wind turns their giant propeller-like blades. The size, shape and placement of the blades are all important. Larger blades generate more energy and the shape is designed to capture maximum energy. Plus, winds are slower closer to the ground, so the turbine blades are typically mounted on a tower 100 feet or more above ground, where they can take advantage of faster wind speeds. A weather vane on top of the turbine connects to a computer that turns the blades toward the direction of the wind.

Since the blades can’t turn fast enough on their own to create much energy, they’re connected to a rotor inside the turbine. A generator then uses the motion of the fast-spinning rotor to create electricity.

With larger wind farms, the electricity generated by the turbine is sent through transmission lines to the power grid. Once in the power grid, larger transmission lines take the electricity to distribution lines in the areas where the power will be used.

Fan fact: A 1-megawatt turbine can power at least 225-300 typical U.S. homes.3