New Reliant VP Amps Up Company's Executive Roster

-- First Vice President of Power Relations has unusual energy experience, but is a veteran of winning for Reliant customers --

Jul 22, 2015, 14:27 ET from Reliant, an NRG Company

HOUSTON, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At Reliant, we make sure every customer and every Watt counts, and we mean it. Case in point: our appointment of the new Vice President of Power Relations. Effective immediately, Justin James "J.J." Watt will play this role, where he will tackle tough power issues, sack energy inefficiencies and pile up the wins for customers.

"It is quite an honor to be named the first ever VP of Power Relations here at Reliant. While it may come as a bit of a surprise, it's just one of many that Reliant has in store for our fans and customers," said Watt. "I look forward to working with my new teammates and helping Reliant and NRG reach new audiences with energy offerings. It's all about unexpected solutions when you're looking to be the best."

"Today we make another bold move in ushering in the Era of Personal Power," said Elizabeth Killinger, president of NRG Retail and Reliant. "Smart energy and home solutions, all the way from home security to new energy management tools and apps, are truly changing the way we make, manage and use power and live our lives. We're thrilled to bring on an exceptional, powerful team player like J.J. to help Reliant and NRG continue doing more for our customers and leading the transformation of the energy industry. Adding this Watt to our power resources gives people one more reason to rely on Reliant and NRG for all of their energy and home service needs."

As Watt's first official act, the 6'5", 289-pound defensive end will use all his energy to roll out the Reliant Texans Plan. To learn more about this home electricity plan, visit Reliant's website.

"I switched things up and went on the offensive with this plan, trying to put the fans first and make sure y'all are well taken care of," Watt said. "Everything that I do, whether it be on the field or off, is about taking things to the next level. My commitment to this new position is all about raising the bar, just like Reliant does every day."

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 residential and commercial customers throughout the country. 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

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