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Director Thompson Opens Reliant

“Beat the Heat” Centers

Press Conference




Director Zachary Thompson participated in a press conference announcing the opening of the Reliant “Beat the Heat” Centers in the City of Dallas today, June 2 at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center.

Pictured: Kathy Miller, City of Dallas,  Brooks Love, Chief of Staff Dr. Elba Garcia Dallas County Commissioner, Mayor Pro Tem Monica R. Alonzo, City of Dallas; Bill Clayton, Vice President of Customer Care William Clayton, Reliant and Director Zachary Thompson.


Stay Cool and Safe, Texas: Reliant Beat the Heat Centers Open for 2017

—Dedicated Cooling Centers Provide Relief

During Texas Summer—

HOUSTON – June 9, 2017 – Reliant Beat the Heat Center locations return for the 12thconsecutive year to keep Texans cool as temperatures and electricity usage begin to rise. Designed to provide residents with a safe and comfortable environment and to reduce home electricity use during the hottest days of summer, Reliant today announced that nine Beat the Heat Centers will operate from now through September 30 in Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi.

"Keeping residents safe in the Texas heat is a priority for us at Reliant, and the Beat the Heat Centers will provide valuable relief that's accessible right in the community," said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant and NRG Retail. "Our mission is to power, protect and simplify life, and we thank the cities of Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi and agency partners for helping make each center a place where residents can stay cool this summer."

Each Reliant Beat the Heat Center is open to the entire community for free and features air-conditioned space, bottled water, light snacks and entertainment.

2017 Beat the Heat Center Locations


2017 Beat the Heat Center Locations


City of Houston Multi-Service Center (MSC) Locations

(open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)




Acres Homes

6719 W. Montgomery Rd.


Denver Harbor

6402 Market St.



7037 Capitol St.



9720 Spaulding St.



9314 Cullen Blvd.




City of Dallas Center Locations

(open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)




Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.


West Dallas Multipurpose Center

2828 Fish Trap Rd.




City of Corpus Christi Senior Center Locations

(open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)




Lindale Senior Center

3135 Swantner St.


Oveal Williams Senior Center

1414 Martin Luther King Dr.



Nearly $10 Million in Energy Assistance

Since 2005, Reliant has contributed almost $10 million through its CARE (Community Assistance by Reliant Energy) program for Texans who need help with summer electricity costs. Reliant will assist seniors and low-income residential customers with paying their Reliant electricity bills via the CARE program's contributions to social services agencies, along with payment extensions and deferred payment plans. And Reliant will once again donate $25,000 to the City of Houston to help provide eligible seniors with new air conditioning units.

Keep Cool with Electricity Savings

Reliant customers can choose from a variety of electricity plans designed to meet their needs this summer, including:

Reliant offers other beneficial services, as well:

  • Dedicated customer service agents are available to help residents identify social services agencies that can provide assistance with electricity bills.

  • Average billing helps consumers avoid surprises and lessens the impact of the highs and lows of seasonal bills.

  • Reliant Home Energy Checkup is a free service available to Reliant customers to provide a detailed evaluation of their home's energy efficiency and offer recommendations for improvement.

For more information on any of these programs, customers can call 1-866-RELIANT. For more information on the Beat the Heat Centers, residents can call the center location nearest to them.

About Reliant, an NRG Company

Reliant brings electricity, smart energy solutions and home services to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 500 company that is at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Backed by a diverse portfolio of nearly 140 power generating facilities that can support millions of homes and businesses nationwide, NRG's retail companies, including Reliant, deliver electricity and home security services and serve almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the District of Columbia. NRG retail brands collectively are the largest providers of electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant products and services, please visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter @ReliantEnergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.

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