Reliant and NRG Respond with Funds and Hands-On Support for Texas Flood Relief

Investors News Release

  View printer-friendly version
<<  Back

Reliant and NRG Respond with Funds and Hands-On Support for Texas Flood Relief

June 4, 2015 at 7:11 PM EDT

–$100,000 donation made to American Red Cross, NRG Power2Serve vehicle deployed to Central Texas–

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 4, 2015-- Blue sky and sunshine have returned after weeks of rain and intense flooding, but a long recovery effort looms for many in Texas. More than 35 trillion gallons of rain – enough to cover the entire state in eight inches of water – fell in May, according to the National Weather Service, affecting thousands of lives.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:

NRG’s mobile power support vehicle, Power2Serve, has deployed to Wimberley, TX and provides power an ...

NRG’s mobile power support vehicle, Power2Serve, has deployed to Wimberley, TX and provides power and hands-on support to aid people who have been affected by recent flooding. (Photo: Business Wire)

To come to the aid of people who have been affected, Reliant, an NRG company, is donating $100,000 to support the American Red Cross’ ongoing disaster relief and emotional counseling efforts. In addition, NRG’s mobile power support vehicle, Power2Serve, has deployed to Wimberley and is set up to provide power and connectivity to Team Rubicon, a non-profit disaster relief organization of veterans, first responders and civilians coordinating clean-up, debris removal and volunteer management in Hays and Caldwell counties.

“Our hearts go out to those communities struggling to return to a semblance of normal life at this challenging time,” said Elizabeth Killinger, President of NRG Retail and Reliant. “Our donation will support the American Red Cross as it continues to provide shelter, clothing and food to those in need across Texas. Deploying Power2Serve to assist Team Rubicon in Wimberley’s recovery effort is another way we are helping those who have been most affected.”

“We rely on the generosity of our donors like NRG,” said Charles Blake, division disaster executive, American Red Cross. “We have a tremendous amount of work ahead and this gift will allow us to remain flexible and get aid into the hands of people as quickly as possible.”

NRG’s Power2Serve vehicle provides hands-on support when disasters strike. Power2Serve is a 26-foot long truck, equipped with solar and diesel generators and a custom canopy, dispatched to locations in need of support. The NRG Power2Serve team:

  • Creates a transportable, climate-controlled pavilion where emergency personnel can gather to charge electronics, access Wi-Fi, stay up-to-date on news and more.
  • Brings 40 kW of diesel and solar electric generators to power operations, lighting in the pavilion and a heavy extension cord to emergency management centers.

For those who want to help with the relief effort, the American Red Cross is accepting donations to help provide food, water and shelter to people who have lost their homes or who have to leave their home. Visit to donate today.

Anyone affected by the storms and who needs Red Cross assistance should call its hotline at 877-500-8645. Reliant customers who have been affected by flooding and need special assistance related to their electricity service should call Reliant customer care at 713-207-7777 or 866-222-7100, both lines are open 24/7. Reliant customers can also email and receive a response within 24 hours, or chat with us online at

About NRG

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

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 nearly 140 power generating facilities that can support millions of homes and businesses nationwide, NRG’s retail businesses, including Reliant, serve almost 3 million customers in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, NRG’s retail brands 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 on Twitter @reliantenergy. PUCT Certificate #10007

Source: NRG Energy, Inc.

NRG Energy, Inc.
Pat Hammond, 713-537-2157
Twitter: @reliantmedia