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Reliant Energy is one of the original incumbent electricity providers in Texas that was spun off from their generation assets when Texas deregulated their electricity market in 2002. They are one of the largest and most recognized electricity providers in Texas. In 2009 Reliant Energy was purchased by NRG and has since expanded their service territories to include Illinois, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

New Jersey based NRG, one of the largest energy conglomerates in the United States. NRG operates more than 25,000 megawatts of energy generation capacity, including nuclear, wind, solar, natural gas and coal assets.

All Reliant Plans  


Plan Name
Company
Length
Price
Monthly Recurring Charge
The 'Monthly Recurring Charge' is a fee that the provider will add to each of your bills in addition to the electricity/gas usage charges.
9 Month Fixed Rate
9 month
Fixed Rate
13.39¢ / kwh
26.5% under market rate
Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
$0.00 monthly recurring charge
36 Month Fixed Rate
36 month
Fixed Rate
14.69¢ / kwh
19.3% under market rate
Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
$0.00 monthly recurring charge
  • Great Rate!
  • 3 years of bill stability
  • 36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    14.99¢ / kwh
    17.7% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.19¢ / kwh
    16.6% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    36 Month Fixed Rate
    36 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.29¢ / kwh
    16.0% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.30¢ / kwh
    16.0% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    18 Month Fixed Rate
    18 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.59¢ / kwh
    14.4% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.60¢ / kwh
    14.3% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.89¢ / kwh
    12.8% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.89¢ / kwh
    12.8% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.99¢ / kwh
    12.2% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    24 Month Fixed Rate
    24 month
    Fixed Rate
    15.99¢ / kwh
    12.2% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    6 Month Fixed Rate
    6 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.60¢ / kwh
    8.9% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    12 Month Fixed Rate
    12 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.60¢ / kwh
    8.9% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge
    3 Month Fixed Rate
    3 month
    Fixed Rate
    16.60¢ / kwh
    8.9% under market rate
    Compared to the current National Grid (Mass Electric) rate of 18.2130¢ / kwh
    $0.00 monthly recurring charge

    Reliant Plan Summary

    Reliant does not currently have any plans available on MA Energy Ratings.

    We recommend plans from Direct Energy and Constellation instead.

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    Most Recent Reliant Reviews  


    Solar panels warning
    If you have solar panels and your contract has expired, reliant will NOT give you credit for the solar electricity your panels produced. Bcortes from Cypress TX

    Switched over
    I to switched over after going to Walmart and talking to a elses rep for reliant. Everything is going good except I have yet to receive my 100 dollar Walmart gift card, i was told it shipped on January 19th, 2022. Not sure why it taking my so long to get delivered to my apartment. Joseph from Plano TX

    You all SUCK
    How lame it is to read all these reviews and all your complaints about high bills lmfao I bet you people wake up 7 am on a sunday to call your service providers and beg for a discount. Pathetic lifestyle yall have. I feel ashamed of texans. Stop crying for your stupid money PLEASE. NO ONE CARES loosers from Houston TX


    4-5 Star Reviews: 70 (12%)



    Solar panels warning

    If you have solar panels and your contract has expired, reliant will NOT give you credit for the solar electricity your panels produced.

    Bcortes from 77429, Texas
    May 5th, 2022

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    3-4 Star Reviews: 35 (6%)



    Overcharge their long-term customers and will charge you at end of your contract

    Have been with Reliant for 6 years. Every year, they would increase my rate for the same plan. I realized that they charge about 1.5x the rate of their competitors for comparable services so I decided to switch providers when my latest contract expired on 9/10. Two days after my contract expired, I received an email confirmation stating that my contract had ended and that I would no longer receive power from Reliant because I had switched providers on the day my contract expired. I paid my final bill and thought that was it. I just received another bill today for an additional $117. I contacted Reliant and they stated that the bill was due to an excess usage charge of 1300 kwh that I had supposedly used on 9/9 - 9/10 (1 day of service). I argued with them saying that there was no way I could use 1300 kwh in a single day when that was my usual MONTHLY usage. They said the usage was reported by TDSP so I went on the Smart Meter Texas website and found that I had only used 40-45 kwh everyday for the past month, including the dates in question. I ended up paying the bill because I was tired of arguing with Reliant and they were not offering any resolutions. All I know is that this entire experience provided reassurance that I made the correct decision in changing providers. I will be communicating to whoever I can to not use Reliant because not only do their upcharge their customers, they are dishonest in their billing practices.

    Amin from 77004, Texas
    September 13th, 2021

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    2-3 Star Reviews: 69 (12%)



    Horrible Customer Service

    After being an auto pay customer for 3 years, tried to get service at another address which was also put on auto pay. Never turned on electric on the start date (ie power went off) because they needed a drivers license (which they already had for previous address), but never received a call warning of issues. Sent a copy in of license that day but they would not turn on electric. Needed 2-3 days they said. Really? After 3 years of timely paying?? Lost all in refrigerator! Their supervisors read scripts to me. On hold for 5 to 15 minutes every time i called or was transferred to another number.

    J Ayres from 77406, Texas
    August 1st, 2023

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    1-2 Star Reviews: 339 (60%)