Reliant Offers Summer Relief with Beat the Heat Centers, Assistance Programs
– Nearly $8 Million in Energy Assistance Provided to Customers Since 2005 –
HOUSTON -- June 2, 2014
With the promise of another sweltering Texas summer, Reliant continues its
dedication to the well-being of its customers and local communities, offering
several summer assistance programs, including Reliant Beat the Heat Centers
in Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi, bill payment assistance, and flexible
payment options. Since 2005, Reliant has contributed nearly $8 million through
its CARE energy assistance program to help those Texans who need help managing
summer electricity costs.
“Since 2005, we’ve made community assistance during hot summer months a top
priority, working closely with city leaders to bring relief from the Texas
heat for Reliant customers and for anyone who may need a helping hand,” said
Elizabeth Killinger, President of NRG Texas Retail and Reliant. “Whether
providing an opportunity for residents to stay cool and safe in one of our
Beat the Heat Centers or offering financial assistance to help those most in
need with their electricity costs, it is our hope that these efforts improve
the well-being of our neighbors and the communities our customers call home.”
Beat the Heat Centers are open now until October 3^rd. In addition to
air-conditioned spaces, center guests can stay busy with activities and enjoy
light snacks. Select centers also provide opportunity for children to actively
learn more about energy. This is the ninth consecutive year Reliant has
supported centers in Houston and the fifth consecutive year in Corpus Christi
Beat the Heat Centers locations:
City of Corpus Christi Senior Centers (Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4
*Greenwood Senior Center, 4040 Greenwood, 361.826.1368
*Lindale Senior Center, 3135 Swantner, 361.854.4508
City of Dallas Multipurpose Centers (Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5
*Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd,
*West Dallas Multipurpose Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road, 214.670.6340
City of Houston Multi-Service Centers (MSC), (Open Monday through Friday, 8
*Acres Homes MSC, 6719 W. Montgomery, 832.393.4145
*Denver Harbor MSC, 6402 Market St., 713.670.2100
*Northeast, 9720 Spaulding, 713.491.5500
*Sunnyside MSC, 4605 Wilmington St., 713.732.5030
*Magnolia MSC, 7037 Capitol Street, 713.928.9515
Houston Neighborhood Centers
*Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center, 6500 Rookin Street. 713-273-3701
*Independence Heights Neighborhood Center, 205 W. Crosstimbers.
For more information on the Beat the Heat Centers, including free
transportation, call the nearest local center.
In addition to the Beat the Heat Centers, other summer assistance programs are
available to qualified low-income residential customers, including nearly
$750,000 to assist seniors and low-income residential customers pay their
electricity bills through CARE (Community Assistance from Reliant Energy).
Reliant also has deposit installment plans, payment extensions and deferred
payment plans for eligible customers.
Average billing can also help consumers manage payments during the hottest
months, and Reliant also has dedicated customer service agents available to
help individuals who may need help identifying social agencies that can
provide assistance with electricity bills.
For more information on any of these programs, customers can call
1-866-RELIANT. Connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy
and on Twitter @reliantenergy.
Reliant provides electricity, smart energy solutions, and energy services to
business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of NRG (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 about 100
power generating facilities that can support over 46 million homes nationwide,
NRG’s retail businesses, including Reliant, collectively comprise Texas’
largest retail energy provider and serves almost 3 million customers in 10
states and the District of Columbia. For more information about Reliant
products and services, please visit www.reliant.com. Connect with Reliant on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/reliantenergy and on Twitter @reliantenergy.
Patricia Hammond, 713-537-2157
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