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Reliant Energy will request Reliant Stadium be renamed for parent company NRG

Texas-based electric retailer Reliant Energy and parent company NRG Energy want to rename the home of the Houston Texans.

The companies want Reliant Stadium to be renamed NRG Stadium. The change also would apply to Reliant Park, the complex where the stadium is located.

Elizabeth Killinger, president of Houston-based NRG Texas, says NRG plans to request the change by the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., which owns the complex.

NRG has a presence in the Northeast and West, and it says the change would help it create a national brand.

Reliant bought the naming rights to the complex in 2000 for $300 million in a 32-year agreement. Killinger says NRG plans next month to request permission to install sustainable energy technology at the park.