Reliant Showcases Energy Innovation at 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo®

—Iconic Event Boots up with Sweepstakes Grand Prize of Free
Electricity and Home Security, Plus Power On-the-Go Solutions—

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reliant once again enhances the fan experience at the Houston Livestock
Show and Rodeo®, the world’s largest rodeo, happening March 1st
to March 20th at NRG Park. At the Rodeo, Reliant will feature
a sweepstakes awarding one year of free electricity and home security to
three lucky grand prize winners, a 20-foot cowboy boot worthy of social
media sharing and new portable power solutions throughout the park. Past
favorites also return with the Power of Art Contest and an electricity
plan that includes a new pair of Justin® Boots.

“Showcasing our electricity, home and portable power solutions at a
beloved hometown tradition like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is
one of our favorite ways to interact with fellow Houstonians and
visitors from around the world,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of
NRG Retail and Reliant. “We are excited to give Rodeo-goers the chance
to win a full year of free home electricity and home security from
Reliant, and at the same time keep them powered and connected on the go
while enjoying time with family and friends at NRG Park.”

Win Free Power:

  • Reliant Rodeo Boots Sweepstakes: Reliant, along with one of its
    sister companies, is sponsoring a sweepstakes with a grand prize of
    free electricity and home security (terms and conditions apply) for a
    year. Rodeo-goers can enter by taking a picture at one of two
    locations at NRG Park – the 20-foot “Reliant Big Boot” by the Rodeo’s
    main entrance north of NRG Stadium, or the Reliant Western Saloon
    located outside the livestock exhibit – and posting with the hashtag
    #ReliantRodeoSweeps to Instagram or Twitter. In addition, new
    customers who sign up for the Reliant
    Rodeo plan
    during the March 1st to March 20th
    contest period will be automatically entered for a chance to win. For
    full sweepstakes rules and conditions, please visit

Get Free Boots:

  • The Reliant Rodeo Plan: This is the only electricity plan that
    comes with competitive pricing and a special benefit designed just for
    Rodeo fans. New customers receive a free pair of Justin® Boots via
    mail-in voucher, plus access to information and tools that put them in
    control of their electricity budget.

21st Century Rodeo:

  • Portable Power: To avoid missing any conversations and ensure
    capturing memorable moments, guests can recharge their phones by
    renting an NRG
    Go Pack
    for $3.99 from a self-service station, available at NRG
    Center Hall E, or by visiting one of ten NRG Street Charge® stations
    located across Rodeo grounds, each a 12.5-foot tower equipped with
    solar panels and a bevy of mobile device charging cables.
  • Lighting the Way: Nearly 600 solar panels greet visitors on the
    two pedestrian bridges leading into NRG Park. These panels generate
    181kW of renewable energy – enough to power 15 mechanical bulls
    simultaneously. NRG Stadium also features high-efficiency LED lights
    to illuminate the field and main areas, using 60 percent less energy
    than the venue’s previous lighting and enabling real-time changes to
    lighting that were formerly unavailable, improving the fan experience.

Community Support:

  • “Power of Art” Student Contest: A regular contest favorite for
    cowboys and cowgirls returns, with Rodeo-themed creative from 25 local
    elementary school students on display at NRG Park and online. From
    March 8 to April 1, voters will choose their favorites, and three
    selected winners get $1,000 for their schools’ art supplies, $1,000
    toward their districts’ art supplies and a $100 gift card and plaque
    to honor their individual achievement.

About Reliant, an NRG Company

Reliant provides electricity, smart energy solutions and energy services
to business and residential customers across Texas. Reliant is part of
NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), a Fortune 200 company that is at the
forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Backed
by a diverse portfolio of power generating facilities that can support
millions of homes and businesses nationwide, NRG’s retail businesses,
including Reliant, serve almost 3 million residential and commercial
customers throughout the country. Collectively, NRG’s retail brands are
the largest providers of electricity in Texas. For more information
about Reliant products and services, please visit
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Bobby Zafarnia, 713-537-2159