Texas Electric Utility Strikes Partnership Agreement With Google and Nest
The collaboration allows Reliant to offer a new suite of electricity plans paired with a full range of the latest smart home devices from Google and Nest.
HOUSTON — Reliant, a leading electricity provider in Texas, has reached a preferred partner agreement with Google that will position the company as the premier retail electricity provider of Google Home and Nest products in the Lone Star State.
The collaboration allows Reliant to offer a new suite of electricity plans paired with a full range of the latest smart home devices from Google and Nest, according to an announcement. Reliant customers can use the latest devices as part of their electricity plan, including a new set of voice commands using Google Assistant.
“By joining forces with home technology leaders like Google and Nest that share our passion for innovation and customer experience, we are delivering simple, proven, energy-saving and home security technology to even more consumers across the state,” says Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant and NRG Retail.
The agreement marks Reliant’s largest collaboration with Google and Nest to date. The company was the first retail electricity provider in Texas to offer Nest products to its customers when Nest launched in 2010.
Along with Google Home, the agreements covers products including Nest smart thermostats, security cameras, video doorbell, alarm system, smart locks and smoke/CO alarms.
“Long before digital assistants, voice commands and mobile apps changed the way customers manage their energy, Reliant was focused on innovative ways to meet the needs of our customers and their continually evolving digital lifestyles. This effort is the latest step in that journey,” says Scott Burns, head of innovation and customer experience at Reliant.
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