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Reliant Donations to EarthShare of Texas Top $1 Million


—Texans make a difference for conservation and environmental
nonprofits statewide—

Whether it's improving outdoor green spaces in urban areas, helping
local farmers preserve their land or saving native wildlife, one thing
is certain: Texans are passionate about supporting their communities and
making the Lone Star State the best place to live and work. Reliant's EcoShare
is a great example of that commitment with support from
customers achieving donations to EarthShare
of Texas
surpassing the $1 million mark.

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Reliant employees volunteer at Buffalo Bayou Park to celebrate the company's donations to EarthShare ...

Reliant employees volunteer at Buffalo Bayou Park to celebrate the company's donations to EarthShare of Texas topping $1 million. (Photo: Business Wire)

Established in 2011, Reliant's EcoShare program supports nonprofits
across the state focused on building healthy and sustainable
environments. Participation in EcoShare can be added to any Reliant
electricity plan and consists of small monthly payments from enrolled
customers that are used toward donations to EarthShare of Texas and the
purchase of carbon offsets. To date, the program has now provided more
than $1.2 million for EarthShare of Texas and over 558,000 metric tons
of carbon have been avoided, which is like planting more than 146,000

"We created the EcoShare program to give our customers across the state
a simple way to support organizations that work to keep Texas beautiful
and improve the quality of life in our communities," said Elizabeth
Killinger, president, Reliant. "And in true Reliant fashion, our
employees celebrated the milestone by volunteering with Buffalo Bayou
Partnership, one of the many deserving EarthShare of Texas nonprofit
partners, to help maintain landscaping at Buffalo Bayou Park."

More than 40 of the most respected environmental and conversation
organizations across the state are members of EarthShare of Texas, such
as Buffalo
Bayou Partnership
and Katy
Prairie Conservancy
to Blackland
Prairie Raptor Center
and Keep
Texas Beautiful
. All organizations that make up EarthShare of Texas
are committed to ensuring our communities are protected for future

"Reliant's EcoShare program proves that small donations over time can
collectively make a big impact," said Janet Maykus, executive director,
EarthShare of Texas. "We are grateful for our continued partnership with
Reliant and thank their generous Texas customers who share our mission
to protect our state's resources."

New and existing Reliant customers can join the EcoShare program,
choosing one of two options: EcoShare Gold, for $5.95 per month,
includes a $2 donation to EarthShare of Texas and 1,000 pounds of carbon
offsets; and EcoShare Silver, for $3.95 per month, includes a $1
donation to EarthShare of Texas and 500 pounds of carbon offsets. In
addition to the program support from customers, Reliant makes an annual
corporate contribution to support EarthShare of Texas. To learn more,
please visit

About Reliant, an NRG company

Reliant powers, protects and simplifies life by bringing electricity,
security and related services to homes and businesses across Texas.
Serving customers and the community is at the core of what we do, with
Reliant being nationally recognized for outstanding customer service and
experience. 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 competitive residential
electricity business, which includes Reliant, is the largest in the
country and powers more than 3 million customers across the U.S. and
Canada. For more information about Reliant, please visit and
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About EarthShare of Texas

EarthShare of Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to
making environmental support easy. EarthShare of Texas represents and
supports more than 70 of America's most respected environmental and
conservation groups, including 39 national organizations and hundreds of
local groups in 18 affiliate states. EarthShare of Texas member
organizations work hard every day to safeguard public health and the
environment by combating global warming, protecting ancient forests,
protecting water from toxic contaminants, saving endangered species and
much more. EarthShare of Texas also protects donors by ensuring that
each of its member groups adheres to strict eligibility criteria, and
operates with the highest possible ethical and professional standards.

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