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Deshaun Watson and Reliant Join Forces to Power Houston


—Houston Texans quarterback and Reliant share community values—

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson quickly won the hearts of
Houstonians during his rookie season – on and off the field. Now, Watson
is joining forces with Reliant to build on both the football star and
energy provider's shared passion for giving back to the community.
Whether he's throwing a deep pass for a touchdown or donating his first
game check to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Watson impacted lives
and lifted spirits for the city during one of its most crucial times.

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Reliant join forces to power Houston. (Graphic: Busine ...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Reliant join forces to power Houston. (Graphic: Business Wire)

"We are excited to partner with Deshaun. He's a true power player for
the Houston community, serving others through selfless acts and
assisting those in need," said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant
and NRG Retail. "In working together to help Houstonians power their
lives, and by harnessing the full potential of our collective passion,
we can make a real difference in the Houston community – for today and
for future generations. Together, we will power it forward."

Looking ahead to the season, Reliant's three-year relationship with
Watson will "Power it Forward" through energy savings, fun fan
experiences and meaningful charitable support. Fans and customers can
bring the power home with the Reliant
Texans plan
, a 12-month electricity plan that supports local causes
that Watson is passionate about. For every Texans plan customer, Reliant
will make a $25 donation split between the Houston Texans Foundation and
Houston Habitat for Humanity. Customers will also score a Deshaun Watson
jersey and an invitation to an exclusive VIP event with the power player

"My teammates and I are fired up to get back on the field at NRG Stadium
this season and play hard for our Texans fans," said Watson. "Partnering
with Reliant is a great opportunity to team up with a community-focused
company to Power it Forward and give back to the city I now call home.
I'm truly excited for what is to come."

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant powers, protects and simplifies life by bringing electricity,
smart energy solutions, residential services and security to homes and
businesses across Texas. Serving customers and the community is at the
core of what we do. Reliant is part of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), a
Fortune 500 company that creates value through best-in-class operations
and reliable and efficient electric generation. Backed by a diverse
portfolio of power generating facilities, NRG's retail companies,
including Reliant, power more than 3 million customers across the U.S.
and Canada. NRG retail brands collectively are the largest providers of
electricity in Texas. For more information about Reliant, please visit and connect with Reliant on Facebook at and Twitter or Instagram @reliantenergy. PUCT
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