Reliant and Houston Astros team up to power baseball fans across Houston

April 5th, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Reliant is stepping up to the plate as the Official Energy Provider of the Houston Astros. The two organizations announced today a new multi-year partnership that empowers baseball fans and supports the community.

“As a native Houstonian, it’s an honor for Reliant to be named the Official Energy Provider by our beloved hometown Astros,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant. “We share a strong commitment to Houston and fans everywhere. I am excited about the enhancements we are making to power the game and look forward to what we’ll accomplish together.”

Reliant will power Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros, as well as the homes of Astros fans. Through the new Reliant Astros plan, customers will receive a $100 Astros gift card that can be used toward tickets, team gear, concessions and more and be invited to a unique Astros autograph session, all while receiving a great low electricity price for the length of their term.

Reliant is also joining the fold as a new Community Leader for the Astros. Developed by Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, the Community Leaders program seeks to provide the next generation of young athletes with the environment and resources they need to develop physically and mentally. Baseball and softball teach young players the importance of teamwork, perseverance and commitment, principles that will serve them not only on the field, but throughout their lives. Through the help of its generous corporate partners, the program now impacts thousands of children throughout the Greater Houston area

Through that Community Leaders program, Reliant and The Astros Foundation are teaming up to power a positive community impact. Known as the “summer slide,” students – predominately younger and low-income – can lose up to two months of reading achievement while out of school, negatively impacting their education for years to come. To foster a love of reading and combat summer literacy loss, Reliant and The Astros Foundation are introducing the new Slide Into Summer Reading program that will encourage thousands of Houston-area children to become “Reliant Readers.” The program will feature a book club, reading rallies, free book distributions, and incentives for summer readers.

“Reliant is a positive force in the Houston area and across the state, and we’re honored to come together to power fun experiences for our community, our fans, the team and Minute Maid Park,” said Jeff Stewart, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships for the Houston Astros. “We are excited for this partnership and know this relationship will bring a fresh new energy to the upcoming season.” 

New this season, Astros fans will now find 13 Reliant charging stations across Minute Maid Park. The stations allow fans to rent a FREE power pack from a self-service station to charge their devices while at the game, never missing a moment of the action. Fans enjoy free first-day rentals and can return the power pack at any charging station across the ballpark.

CSD Energy Advisors, based in Houston, provided consulting services that procured the electricity agreement between the Houston Astros and Reliant, an NRG company.