Stay Cool and Safe, Texas: Reliant Beat the Heat Centers Open for 2017
Stay Cool and Safe, Texas: Reliant Beat the Heat Centers Open for 2017

—Dedicated Cooling Centers Provide Relief During Texas Summer—

Friday, June 9, 2017 7:00 am CDT
"Keeping residents safe in the Texas heat is a priority for us at Reliant, and the Beat the Heat Centers will provide valuable relief that’s accessible right in the community"

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reliant Beat the Heat Center locations return for the 12th consecutive year to keep Texans cool as temperatures and electricity usage begin to rise. Designed to provide residents with a safe and comfortable environment and to reduce home electricity use during the hottest days of summer, Reliant today announced that nine Beat the Heat Centers will operate from now through September 30 in Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi.

“Keeping residents safe in the Texas heat is a priority for us at Reliant, and the Beat the Heat Centers will provide valuable relief that’s accessible right in the community,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant and NRG Retail. “Our mission is to power, protect and simplify life, and we thank the cities of Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi and agency partners for helping make each center a place where residents can stay cool this summer.”

Each Reliant Beat the Heat Center is open to the entire community for free and features air-conditioned space, bottled water, light snacks and entertainment.

2017 Beat the Heat Center Locations


City of Houston Multi-Service Center (MSC) Locations

(open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Location         Address         Phone
Acres Homes         6719 W. Montgomery Rd.         832-393-4145
Denver Harbor         6402 Market St.         713-670-2100
Magnolia         7037 Capitol St.         832-395-3380
Northeast         9720 Spaulding St.         832-395-0470
Sunnyside         9314 Cullen Blvd.         832-395-0069
City of Dallas Center Locations

(open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Location         Address         Phone
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center         2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.         214-670-8418
West Dallas Multipurpose Center         2828 Fish Trap Rd.         214-670-6341
City of Corpus Christi Senior Center Locations

(open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Location         Address         Phone
Lindale Senior Center         3135 Swantner St.         361-826-2340
Oveal Williams Senior Center         1414 Martin Luther King Dr.         361-826-2305

Nearly $10 Million in Energy Assistance

Since 2005, Reliant has contributed almost $10 million through its CARE (Community Assistance by Reliant Energy) program for Texans who need help with summer electricity costs. Reliant will assist seniors and low-income residential customers with paying their Reliant electricity bills via the CARE program’s contributions to social services agencies, along with payment extensions and deferred payment plans. And Reliant will once again donate $25,000 to the City of Houston to help provide eligible seniors with new air conditioning units.

Keep Cool with Electricity Savings

Reliant customers can choose from a variety of electricity plans designed to meet their needs this summer, including:

Reliant offers other beneficial services, as well:

  • Dedicated customer service agents are available to help residents identify social services agencies that can provide assistance with electricity bills.
  • Average billing helps consumers avoid surprises and lessens the impact of the highs and lows of seasonal bills.
  • Reliant Home Energy Checkup is a free service available to Reliant customers to provide a detailed evaluation of their home’s energy efficiency and offer recommendations for improvement.

For more information on any of these programs, customers can call 1-866-RELIANT. For more information on the Beat the Heat Centers, residents can call the center location nearest to them.

About Reliant, an NRG Company

Reliant brings electricity, smart energy solutions and home services to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (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 nearly 140 power generating facilities that can support millions of homes and businesses nationwide, NRG’s retail companies, including Reliant, deliver electricity and home security services and serve 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 products and services, please visit and connect with Reliant on Facebook at and Twitter @ReliantEnergy. PUCT Certificate #10007.


Bobby Zafarnia, 713-537-2159
Twitter: @ReliantEnergy

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