February 2, 2011 by staff
Reliant Energy, The Houston Technology Center (HTC) and Reliant Energy have entered into a strategic partnership to extend the mission of HTC accelerate the growth of emerging technology companies in the Houston area. As a sponsor of the Houston Center for Technology, Reliant Energy will provide all the electricity for the campus HTC building two of 410 Pierce Street in downtown Houston. In addition, Reliant Energy will provide critical support to HTC acceleration energy program that provides strategic guidance and tactical management to Houston area emerging technology entrepreneurs of energy.
“We are delighted to again partner with Reliant Energy, a hometown help us make Houston a center for technology and entrepreneurs,” said Walter Ulrich, President & CEO of Houston Technology Center. “We know we can count on Reliant to support our initiatives and the innovative energy solutions.”
“Giving emerging technology companies with the resources they need to grow and create jobs in the Houston area is a huge benefit to our community,” said Tom Gros, vice president of sales and marketing, Reliant Energy. “HTC is an incredible asset to the Houston economy and we are pleased to be part of their efforts.”
In addition to assisting the efforts of HTC to support emerging carriers of energy in Houston, executives of Reliant and its parent company NRG Energy Center provide expertise in technology in Houston. John Ragan, NRG Energy regional president for Texas is a member of the Board and HTC Depot is a member of the advisory board of the center.
About Reliant Energy:
Reliant Energy provides electricity and energy more than 1.5 million retail customers, including homes, small and large businesses, manufacturing plants, government entities and institutions across Texas. As part of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), Reliant Energy is backed by one of the producers of the nation’s largest power. NRG owns and operates nearly 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity, including more than 11,000 megawatts of capacity in Texas. For more information on products and services from Reliant Energy, visit www.reliant.com.
About Houston Technology Center: Named among Forbes’ top 10 “incubators to change the world,” The Houston Technology Center provides training, insight and access to capital that entrepreneurs need to commercialization. The Houston Technology Center is a business accelerator and technology incubator the largest business in Texas, to advance the commercialization of new technology businesses in the greater Houston area. A 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization, helps entrepreneurs HTC, based in Houston in several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA / Aerospace technologies. For more information, visit www.HoustonTech.org.
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