February 29, 2008

Reliant Energy Marks Rodeo Season With Promotions, Entertainment

Reliant Energy, the largest supporter of youth and education programs for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, has organized a number of activities in conjunction with this year's show.

Reliant Energy is coordinating the following events:

Friday, Feb. 29

Hannah Montana Ticket Sweepstakes

Reliant Energy customers can be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win Hannah Montana tickets by signing up for paperless billing by Feb. 29 at www.reliant.com/Hannah. To enter a sweepstakes to win a pair of field-level tickets to some of the Rodeo's other performances, visit www.reliantpowerzone.com/rodeotickets.

Feb. 27 -- March 14

Reliant Energy Go Tejano Sweepstakes

The general public will have an opportunity to win one of 25 four-packs of field tickets to Go Tejano Night at the Rodeo. Raúl Brindis from "El Show de Raúl Brindis y Pepito" on KLTN will ask daily questions about Reliant Energy, and callers will have the chance to demonstrate their knowledge and win tickets by answering questions correctly. For more information, visit, reliantpowerzone.com.

March 3-22, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Reliant Energy Plugged-In Concert Series Promoting Energy Efficiency - FREE

A local country band will perform each weekday night at Reliant Center in Hall B to help Rodeo fans get "plugged in" to energy efficiency and awareness. Attendees also can visit the Reliant Energy booth, located at the west end of Hall B, to receive concert posters, courtesy of Reliant Energy. Rodeo attendees who sign the Compact With Texas pledge (www.reliant.com/compactwithtexas) will receive a free compact fluorescent light (CFL), and Reliant customers who sign-up for average billing or paperless billing will receive a free Plugged-In Concert Series T-shirt. For a list of scheduled performers, visit www.reliant.com/energysavings.

March 3-22, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Reliant Energy "Teach Me Energy" Experience

Reliant Energy's "Teach Me Energy" Experience is a family-friendly, interactive booth located at the Rodeo's AGVENTURE exhibit in Reliant Center in Hall B. There, children will be able to participate in an interactive demonstration of Reliant Energy's "Teach Me Energy" Web site for children and answer questions about energy efficiency for a chance to win a prize. Courtesy of Reliant Energy, families and children also can have their photos taken in front of various Western-style backdrops, such as barrel racing, country singers, bull riding, a bucking bronco and a covered wagon.

March 12 - April 11

Reliant Energy Power of Art Online Contest

Reliant Energy will hold an online art contest with 25 elementary school art finalists from the Rodeo's School Art Program. The students' art work will be posted on www.reliantpowerzone.com March 12 - April 11 for parents, students, school administrators and others to vote for their favorite entry. The three students with the highest number of votes will win $1,000 in free art supplies from Office Max for their school, $1,000 for their school district and a Rodeo gift package.

As the official electricity provider of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Reliant Energy is the Rodeo's largest supporter of youth and education, providing educational opportunities that make a difference in the lives of Texas youth. Over the last seven years through the Rodeo, Reliant Energy has donated a four-year college scholarship to a Texas high school senior each year.

Reliant Energy, Inc. (NYSE:RRI) based in Houston, Texas, provides electricity and energy services to retail and wholesale customers in the United States. In Texas, the company provides service to more than 1.8 million retail electricity customers, including residential and small business customers and commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers. Reliant also serves commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers in the PJM (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland) market.

The company is one of the largest independent power producers in the nation with approximately 16,000 megawatts of power generation capacity across the United States. These strategically located generating assets utilize natural gas, fuel oil and coal. For more information, visit www.reliant.com.

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