Reliant opens ‘beat the heat’ centers as summer approaches

For the 12th consecutive year, Reliant Beat the Heat Centers will provide a safe and comfortable place for Houston-area residents to stay cool during the day and reduce the need for home electricity use during the hottest days of summer. A press conference will be held Friday, June 9 in partnership with Reliant to mark the official opening of the centers.

“Summer is around the corner, and we know Houston can get really hot,” says Mayor Sylvester Turner. “For many of us, having access to air conditioning seems simple, but many Houstonians don’t have access to an air conditioner or can’t afford the high cost of keeping it on this summer. For our seniors, the disabled and small children who cannot be exposed to extreme temperatures, I ask you to not take a chance. Please visit one of our multi-service centers or request assistance before you decide to turn off the AC.”

Across Texas, Reliant has provided nearly $10 million in bill payment assistance through the CARE (Community Assistance by Reliant Energy) program and flexible payment options for customers in need. In addition, Reliant is also donating $25,000 to the City of Houston’s summer AC program that provides seniors who have been living without properly functioning air conditioning with a new unit.