Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC Smart Grid Project

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Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC, located in Houston, Texas, will receive $19.9 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Reliant Energy as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

Reliant Energy Retail Services’ (Reliant) Smart Grid Enabled Consumer Participation project deploys new services and market offerings for retail customers in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. Reliant is deploying in-home energy displays, smart appliances, and new time-based rate programs to customers within the ERCOT region. Furthermore, Reliant will inform the customers about their energy usage patterns through a Web portal and individualized weekly usage emails. [3]


  • Customer Web Portal
  • Personalized Weekly Usage Reports
  • In-Home Displays
  • Smart Appliances

Targeted Benefits

  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Optimized Generator Operation


  1. ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 Reliant Energy Award
  3. Project Information Page