Reliant’s “Summer Trio” gives customers three ways to save using smart
tools and options that provide real cost-saving benefits – with no
“free” gimmicks. The trio includes an easy-to-understand, time-of-use
plan with no hidden fees; a smart energy management service that
includes an Internet-enabled thermostat to optimize air conditioning
electricity usage; and a unique program that can credit customers when
they help lower the overall electricity use on the Texas electricity
grid. The “Summer Trio” includes:
e-Sense® Keep Your Cash Nights & Weekends
e-Sense® Degrees of Difference
e-Sense® Ideal Temp
“Air conditioners are running overtime right now and Reliant is helping
customers by offering new plans and services to help them stay cool and
get the most from their electricity budget,” said Elizabeth Killinger,
Reliant Senior Vice President of Residential and Operations. “Our Keep
Your Cash Nights and Weekends plan gives customers a discount when they
use electricity at night and gives them a full 12 hours to take
advantage of the lower price with no hidden fees.”
With Reliant’s e-Sense®Keep Your Cash Nights & Weekends
plan, customers can reduce electricity costs by shifting high-usage
activities – like running the dishwasher or doing laundry – to nights
and weekends. All electricity used on weeknights from 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
and all weekend long is discounted. There are no hidden fees and the
lower-priced period starts early in the evening giving customers
reasonable hours to benefit from the lower price. For more information
on the Keep Your Cash Nights & Weekends plan, visit www.reliant.com/keepyourcash.
Reliant e-Sense®Ideal Temp with EcoFactor is a
service that helps customers save energy effortlessly. The service makes
homes more energy efficient by adjusting thermostat temperatures
automatically to optimize the way customers cool their homes – reducing
the amount of time they run their air conditioner while maintaining
comfortable temperatures inside the home. Customers can use a home
computer or smart phone to control their EcoFactor-enabled thermostat –
setting programs, creating schedules and adjusting temperatures. For
more information on Ideal Temp, visit www.reliant.com/idealtemp.
Customers who participate in the Reliant e-Sense®Degrees
of Difference program will receive optional requests to conserve
electricity for periods when high electricity demand is anticipated.
Customers who use less electricity during the requested conservation
hours than they used during the same hours of the previous five weekdays
receive a credit on their account, which will appear on their next
electricity bill. If 325,000 residential customers in a single
high-demand period participate, Reliant estimates that there would be
enough capacity added to the grid to power an additional 100,000 homes.
For more information on the Degrees of Difference program, visit www.reliant.com/degrees.
In addition, the Reliant e-Sense®Ideal Temp with
EcoFactor and Reliant e-Sense®Degrees of
Difference programs allow participants to help reduce the load on
Texas’ electric grid during times of peak electricity demand. Ideal Temp
and Degrees of Difference are available to both current and new
customers and can be paired with Keep Your Cash Nights & Weekends and
most other Reliant electricity plans.
Reliant leads Texas in providing customers with tools and information to
better manage their energy use through its e-Sense® Smart Energy
Solutions. More than 600,000 customers use its e-Sense® products and
services. For more information, visit www.reliant.com/esense.
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Reliant provides electricity, energy services and smart energy solutions
to more than 1.5 million retail customers including homes, businesses,
manufacturing facilities, government entities and institutions in Texas,
Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As part of NRG (NYSE: NRG), Reliant is
backed by a Fortune 500 company that is at the forefront of changing how
people think about and use energy. NRG is a pioneer in developing
cleaner and smarter energy choices for its customers, and its diverse
power generating facilities can support over 20 million homes
nationwide. For more information about Reliant products and services,