Reliant Energy

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About Reliant Energy

Reliant Energy is a retail power marketer located in Houston, Texas and serving customers in 11 states in the nation including in major cities like Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, and Arlington. There are 1,404,752 customers who are receiving electricity from the supplier. These customers are made up of 93.39% residential customers, 6.48% commercial properties and 0.13% industrial customers. Patrons of Reliant Energy pay an average residential electricity rate of 13.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, luckily for their consumers, 1.24% less than the average national rate of 14.11 cents. In 2020 they sold 46,448,627 megawatt hours to end users (known as retail sales). Wholesale power purchases made up 100.00% of all electricity sourced and 48,441,500 megawatt hours were acquired via wholesale channels. They made $4,489,849,600 in total revenue for 2020 through retail electricity sales alone.

The average monthly residential electricity bill for a customer of Reliant Energy is $152.27 per month, while the nationwide average is $125.95. Customers of the company pay 20.90% more compared to other citizens of the country. The provider does not have ownership in any electricity generation facilities and all of the power that they sell to their customers must be purchased from other companies.

Energy Loss

Reliant Energy reported a yearly loss of around 4.79% of the electricity that they produce. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of operating in the electricity production business and suppliers are required to report these losses. This percentage of loss gives them a ranking of 841st best out of 3509 suppliers who report energy loss in the country.

Reliant Energy Rate & Electric Bills

Reliant Energy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.121/kWh$152.27/mo.$139.80/mo.
2250th13.94¢Reliant Energy's Average residential price per kWh
2619th$152.27Average monthly electricity bill for Reliant Energy's residential customers

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Reliant Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Retail Power Marketer
  • Parent Company:NRG Energy
  • Headquarters:910 Louisiana Street
    Houston, Texas 77002
    United States of America
  • CEO:Elizabeth Killinger

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Energy Loss

Reliant Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


841 National Rank

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Reliant Energy State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
District of Columbia5721,437,000270.11%
New Jersey18,00834,652,000253.96%
New York30,16031,357,000284.58%

Reliant Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Anderson County57,9225310.60$126.53/mo
Andrews County18,6105410.63$126.28/mo
Angelina County86,3955410.59$126.31/mo
Aransas County23,8305210.50$126.23/mo
Archer County8,5605610.59$126.02/mo
Atascosa County48,9815310.44$125.87/mo
Austin County30,1675010.34$123.91/mo
Bastrop County97,2165510.67$127.04/mo
Baylor County3,4655610.56$126.42/mo
Bee County31,0475310.50$126.20/mo

Cities Reliant Energy Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Reliant Energy FAQ:

What is the phone number for Reliant Energy?

You can reach Reliant Energy by phone via (866) 222-7100.

Who is the CEO of Reliant Energy?

Reliant Energy's CEO is Elizabeth Killinger.

How much is the average bundled bill for Reliant Energy customers each month?

Reliant Energy currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $152.27, compared to the national of $125.95 for bundled service.

How many states does Reliant Energy provider electricity to?

There are 11 states that receive at least some electricity coverage by Reliant Energy.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for Reliant Energy customers?

The average BUNDLED price of electricity for consumers of Reliant Energy is 13.94 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many counties does Reliant Energy sell electricity in?

Reliant Energy supplies electricity to customers in 196 counties in the US.

Does Reliant Energy have a parent company?

Reliant Energy is a subsidiary of NRG Energy.

What cities does Reliant Energy have customers in in?

Reliant Energy serves 1032 cities.

Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-08-22