POSTED: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 5:20pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 8:05am
TYLER - Reliant Energy has received a $20 million dollar grant from the United States Department of Energy for energy saving solutions. ONCOR will be installing 6.7 million more smart meters over the next three years across Texas.
Reliant Energy will use the grant to analyze data from the meters to develop new energy saving solutions.
Reliant Energy says the company is confident in ONCOR and the smart meters accuracy level.
Company spokesman Scott Burns says no matter what results come back in June from the Public Utility Commission's independent tests on the meters, they will continue their relationship with ONCOR.
Burns says it's Reliant's number one priority to make sure customer's get more bang for their buck.
He says the company is working with ONCOR and the D.O.E. to create other energy saving solutions for customers.
Here's a list of the On-Peak and Off-Peak times for East Texas during the Summer.
April to October:
Off-Peak Hours: Midnight - Noon, 8pm - Noon 8.9 cents
Standard Hours: Noon - 4pm, 6pm - 8pm 12.7 cents
Peak Hours: 4pm - 6pm 24.0 cents
*** These rates are subject to a specific Reliant Energy Smart Meter plan.
If you have a concern, or complaint with your Reliant Energy bill contact Reliant Energy at www.reliant.com .
Or if you're looking to change energy providers log onto www.powertochoose.org .
Jessica Wilson / KETKnbc.com