Reliant Beat the Heat Centers, Electricity Plans Provide Relief as Mercury Rises

—Texas Summers Have Never Been Cooler with Bill Payment Assistance and Flexible Payment Options—

HOUSTON--()--As the Texas summer heats up, Reliant will once again continue its commitment to helping Texans handle rising temperatures. The company has officially opened Reliant Beat the Heat Center locations in Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi for Texans looking for ways to stay cool and minimize home electricity use.

“Texans expect warm temperatures this time of year. Texans can also count on Reliant to help our communities stay cool,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant and NRG Retail. “For 11 straight years, Reliant has partnered with city governments and agencies to protect the well-being of Texans in the summer season. We encourage our neighbors to use the Beat the Heat Centers and leverage our financial assistance resources to stay cool and safe.”

Open now through September 30, the Reliant Beat the Heat Center locations listed below are available to the entire community. In addition to an air-conditioned space, each location offers bottled water, light snacks and entertainment.

Nearly $9 Million in Energy Assistance

Since 2005, Reliant has contributed about $9 million through its CARE (Community Assistance by Reliant Energy) program for Texans who need help with summer electricity costs. This year Reliant will assist seniors and low-income residential customers with paying their Reliant electricity bills through the CARE program and contributions to social services agencies. Along with payment extensions and deferred payment plans, Reliant again will enable the City of Houston to help provide seniors new air conditioning units.

Electricity Plans Texans Can Rely On

Reliant customers can choose from an array of innovative electricity plans, designed to meet their needs this summer:

Reliant offers other helpful programs as well:

  • Dedicated Reliant customer service agents are available to help individuals identify social agencies that can provide assistance with electricity bills.
  • Average billing helps consumers manage payments during the hottest months.
  • The Reliant Home Energy Checkup is a free service available to Reliant customers to receive an evaluation of their home’s energy efficiency and recommendations for improvement.

For more information on any of these programs, customers can call 1-866-RELIANT.

2016 Beat the Heat Center Locations


City of Houston Multi-Service Center (MSC) Locations
(open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Location   Address   Phone
Acres Homes   6719 W. Montgomery Rd.   832-393-4145
Denver Harbor   6402 Market St.   832-395-0895
Northeast   9720 Spaulding St.   832-395-0470
Sunnyside   9314 Cullen Blvd.   832-395-0069
Magnolia   7037 Capitol St.   832-395-3380

City of Dallas Community Center Locations
(open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Location   Address   Phone
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center   2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.   214-670-8418
West Dallas Multipurpose Center   2828 Fish Trap Rd.   214-670-6340

City of Corpus Christi Senior Center Locations
(open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Location   Address   Phone
Greenwood Senior Center   4040 Greenwood Dr.   361-826-1368
Lindale Senior Center   3135 Swantner Dr.   361-826-2340

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 energy services to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 200 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 businesses, including Reliant, serve almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, NRG’s retail brands are the largest providers of electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant products and services, please visit and connect with Reliant on Facebook at and on Twitter @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007

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Bobby Zafarnia, 713-537-2159
Twitter: @reliantmedia

Release Summary

As the Texas summer heats up, Reliant will once again help Texans handle high temperatures. The company has officially opened Beat the Heat Center locations in Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi.


Bobby Zafarnia, 713-537-2159
Twitter: @reliantmedia