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Reliant Stadium to become NRG Stadium

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http://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Reliant-Park-will-now-be-NRG-5331970.php?cmpid=hpbn

Reliant Energy was purchased by NRG Energy a few years ago and NRG has decided to use their "stronger brand" in Houston and to put their name on the stadium complex. The company and stadium changed their logos within the past 2 years to more closely match NRG branding. Now they get to throw up new signage again.

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NRG

N... R... G...

En... Arr... Gee

Enarrgee....

Energy... ENERGY!

I got it.

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Their branding is all over FedEx Field as of a couple years ago. Pretty interesting a company I've never seen outside of Landover, Maryland now has two stadiums with a ton of branding.

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Who are these utilities/power wholesalers advertising to? It's not like there's consumer choice in the electricity or other utility markets. As if you'd overhear: "You know Jim I really prefer NRG's nat gas electricity, to Edison's nat gas electric"

Unfortunately the only time the average person will even recognize what these companies do is either rate increases or some sort of industrial disaster.

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Who are these utilities/power wholesalers advertising to? It's not like there's consumer choice in the electricity or other utility markets. As if you'd overhear: "You know Jim I really prefer NRG's nat gas electricity, to Edison's nat gas electric"

Unfortunately the only time the average person will even recognize what these companies do is either rate increases or some sort of industrial disaster.

True, i just realized reliant was an energy company, i dont know what I thought it was before (maybe a cable provider or something)

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Their branding is all over FedEx Field as of a couple years ago. Pretty interesting a company I've never seen outside of Landover, Maryland now has two stadiums with a ton of branding.

They have been partners with other NFL teams, including working with the Eagles with their solar and wind energy plans with the Lincoln Financial Field expansion project.

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NRG Dome would have been a good name.

Reliant is a dome, right?

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reliant stadium sounded better

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Who are these utilities/power wholesalers advertising to? It's not like there's consumer choice in the electricity or other utility markets. As if you'd overhear: "You know Jim I really prefer NRG's nat gas electricity, to Edison's nat gas electric"

Unfortunately the only time the average person will even recognize what these companies do is either rate increases or some sort of industrial disaster.

In Texas we are allowed to choose electricity providers. We have a lot more than NRG/Reliant to choose from in Houston.

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And this is Example 4,192 of why corporate named stadia are a bad idea.

(I pulled that number out of thin air, in case anyone's wondering.)

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Who are these utilities/power wholesalers advertising to? It's not like there's consumer choice in the electricity or other utility markets. As if you'd overhear: "You know Jim I really prefer NRG's nat gas electricity, to Edison's nat gas electric"

Unfortunately the only time the average person will even recognize what these companies do is either rate increases or some sort of industrial disaster.

In Texas we are allowed to choose electricity providers. We have a lot more than NRG/Reliant to choose from in Houston.

Out of sheer curiosity how does one choose? In theory I suppose you can pick who you want to purchase from but don't all the private utilities share the same grid and wire going into your house? so if your neighbor picks a competitor how is the grid able to determine who gets what electricity source?

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So where are the "I still call it The Reliant" shirts?

On the rack right next to the "I still call it Enron" shirts.

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Who are these utilities/power wholesalers advertising to? It's not like there's consumer choice in the electricity or other utility markets. As if you'd overhear: "You know Jim I really prefer NRG's nat gas electricity, to Edison's nat gas electric"

Unfortunately the only time the average person will even recognize what these companies do is either rate increases or some sort of industrial disaster.

In Texas we are allowed to choose electricity providers. We have a lot more than NRG/Reliant to choose from in Houston.

Out of sheer curiosity how does one choose? In theory I suppose you can pick who you want to purchase from but don't all the private utilities share the same grid and wire going into your house? so if your neighbor picks a competitor how is the grid able to determine who gets what electricity source?

The providers act as middlemen between the consumers and the companies that generate the energy. They negotiate rates and sell you that rate and bill you for your monthly usage. All of the electricity produced in Texas is on one grid separate from most of the United States so yes everyone is getting the same pooled electricity. Some of the providers provide options for "100% wind energy." The exact power that comes to your home is probably from a coal plant, but in theory all of the money the provider collects from your bill goes to paying the wind power companies for adding to the grid. Reliant/NRG is a "provider" that happens to also be in the energy generating business so they get to double dip in profit collecting.

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