Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ and Reliant Team Up for 16th Year to Bring Power and Fun to Visitors

—Reliant Rodeo Plan Offers Cavender’s Gift Card for New Western Wear—

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#RODEOHOUSTON–As a longtime supporter and heritage partner of the Houston Livestock
Show and Rodeo, Reliant and rodeo season go together like boots and
cowboy hats. Reliant is pleased to once again serve as the official
power provider that keeps the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo
running each day, but it doesn’t stop there. With more than 2.4 million
visitors to the annual event from across the world, the company has also
rolled out plans to make sure all guests have a connected and authentic
Texas experience at NRG Park.

“Powering one of Houston’s iconic annual events, the Houston Livestock
Show and Rodeo, is something we look forward to every year because it
truly exemplifies our purpose to keep ‘life switched on’ for everyone,”
said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant and NRG Retail. “Whether it
is kicking-off our annual Reliant Rodeo plan or sending employees to
save the day with portable power chargers during Reliant’s Random Acts
of Kindness Day, we are excited to celebrate this incredible tradition
that means so much to our city.”

Two-step in style with the Reliant Rodeo plan

Reliant’s electricity plan comes with competitive pricing and a new
special benefit designed just for Rodeo fans. New residential customers
who sign up for the Reliant
Rodeo plan
will receive a $100 Cavender’s gift card to use toward
their favorite western wear, plus access to information and tools that
put them in control of their electricity budget.

Interactive fan experiences at NRG Park

Standing 20 feet tall, the Reliant Big Boot welcomes Rodeo fans near the
Champion Wine Garden at Carruth Plaza and makes for a great social media
moment. Reliant will have games such as a beanbag-style “boot toss.”
Rodeo goers can also stop by the Reliant Western Saloon photo booth,
located inside NRG Center at Entrance C, to create a fun family photo
with props and clothing for an authentic look. You can even create a
personalized “Wanted” poster on weekends. Share your Rodeo photos with
us by tagging @ReliantEnergy (Twitter) or @ReliantEnergyTX (Instagram).

No more “power anxiety” – stay charged on the go!

Reliant’s portable power solutions found throughout NRG Stadium and NRG
Park help Rodeo goers’ mobile devices stay powered and connected so they
don’t miss a beat. Visitors can rent a power pack from a self-service
station, charge their device and return the palm-sized unit at any
NRG Go Station
within NRG Park. When renting a power pack, the first
day is free for everyone at NRG Park during the Rodeo, and for Reliant
residential and small business electricity customers, rentals at any NRG
Go Station are always free. There are 12 NRG Go Stations inside NRG
Stadium, one at every ramp on levels one, three and five, six additional
stations available across the rest of NRG Park and additional stations
located throughout the greater Houston area.

An energy efficient and reliable Rodeo

Nearly 600 solar panels will greet visitors on the two pedestrian
bridges leading into NRG Park and the Rodeo. The 180 kilowatt system
provides renewable energy year-round and is enough to power 25
mechanical bulls simultaneously. NRG Stadium was also equipped with
65,000 high-efficiency LED lights to illuminate the field and main
areas. The LED lights use 60 percent less energy than the venue’s
previous lighting and enable real-time changes to lighting that were
formerly unavailable. The sustainable upgrades installed by Reliant’s
parent company, NRG Energy Inc., helps improve the Rodeo fan experience.

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 200 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 reliant.com and
connect with Reliant on Facebook at facebook.com/reliantenergy
and Twitter @reliantenergy.
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Megan Talley, 713-816-8029