Energy Deregulation by States
Electricity Providers in Texas: Reliant Energy
Reliant Energy produces 24,000 megawatts for its generation capacity. That is enough to power 20 million homes. It provides 11,000 megawatts of electricity to Texas alone. They currently have 29 traditional power plants that are fueled by coal, natural gas and oil in 11 states across the country, as well as 6 operational clean energy plants that use solar, thermal and wind power to generate energy.
The company's origins can be traced back to the first electric company to provide electricity to Houston, Texas. This company played a major role in the development of the city in the 20th century, contributing to both its economy and community at the same time. Reliant has also made contributions to our development as a nation by being the power provider to NASA facilities in Texas that were responsible for the first space walk. They supplied all of the electricity that powered guiding systems, telecommunication devices and other important equipment that assisted in the mission. Without Reliant Energy, an American reaching the moon might not have been possible.
Reliant Energy provides over 1.5 million customers nationwide with energy. They have built their company on a foundation that consists of six basic values: safety, teamwork, respect for individuals, customers and the environment, integrity, value creation and leadership.
Renewable Energy Initiatives
Recently, the company has started an initiative that focuses on producing green energy. This project includes on and off shore wind power, photo voltaic, solar thermal and distributed solar power facilities that are located all over the country. They are also implementing efforts that are designed to repower their coal plants with biomass, which is a renewable energy source that is made up of biological material. Reliant Energy is committed to sustainability, developing renewable energy sources and utilizing innovation to create solutions. Their operations are focused on providing exemplary customer service as an energy provider, while preserving the environment's best interests.