Just Say the Word: Reliant Launches Speak & Save Plan with Nest Thermostat E and Google Home
Just Say the Word: Reliant Launches Speak & Save Plan with Nest Thermostat E and Google Home

—Voice control your world and Reliant account with new Google Assistant commands—

Thursday, January 4, 2018 11:35 am CST
"Making our customers’ lives easier and providing innovative tools to help them take control of their energy cost is an important part of who we are as a company"

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gone are the days of waiting for the monthly electric bill to arrive in the mail. Say goodbye to logging in to see if your latest payment went through. As smart home technology makes everyday life easier, Reliant quickly adopts these new tools to help customers.

The new Reliant Speak & Save 24 plan, a first of its kind featuring the Nest Thermostat E and Google Home, allows customers to combine powerful smart home technology with the ability to use voice commands to control energy usage – and so much more.

“Making our customers’ lives easier and providing innovative tools to help them take control of their energy cost is an important part of who we are as a company,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant. “By teaming up with popular consumer brands like Nest and Google, we’ve created a plan that provides tools that support the lifestyles and interests of our customers. Couple that with our new voice commands and we’re further into an era of personal power that makes smart home technology widely available and easy to use.”

Customers who sign up for Reliant’s new plan will receive 24 months of price security plus a Nest Thermostat E and Google Home courtesy of Reliant. The smart home devices are designed to work in tandem, making life easier while making homes more comfortable and energy-efficient. The best part? If the temperature needs to be changed, simply say “Hey Google, make it cooler” and the Assistant adjusts the Nest Thermostat E.

In addition to a sleek new design with a frosted display, the Nest Thermostat E also learns individual households’ preferences and programs itself to reduce cooling bills up to 15 percent. And with Google Home, customers can get hands-free help from their Assistant to play music, get answers from Google, manage everyday tasks and more. It even recognizes different voices, and personalizes answers for up to six people in the household.

Ok Google, Check My Account Balance

Reliant also announced today the launch of its Actions for Google Assistant, the company’s latest step to give customers the tools and information to better manage their energy use and help simplify their lives. Customers can now manage their Reliant account by giving their Google Assistant the following commands: Hey Google, ask Reliant about my… “plan details,” “account balance” or “energy usage.”

The new Reliant Actions for Google Assistant arrives just in time following the holiday season, when many customers received a Google Home device. The Reliant actions are designed to pair seamlessly to help customers save time and money with just a few simple phrases.

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant powers, protects and simplifies life by bringing electricity, smart energy solutions, residential services and security to homes and businesses across Texas. Serving customers and the community is at the core of what we do. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 500 company that creates value through best-in-class operations and reliable and efficient electric generation. Backed by a diverse portfolio of power generating facilities, NRG’s retail companies, including Reliant, power almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the District of Columbia. NRG retail brands collectively are the largest providers of electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant, please visit reliant.com and connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy and Twitter @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.

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